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 Alan Crean

2015 Professional Service Leaders Forum: A fruitful innings at Lord’s

2015 Professional Service Leaders Forum: A fruitful innings at Lord’s

By Alan Crean, Subject Matter Expert in Professional Services Automation and Project Portfolio Management, Changepoint Leading lights from the world of PSA gathered at Lord’s cricket ground on 13 May to discuss the industry’s biggest topics in the 2015 Professional Service Leaders Forum. Former CTO of BT Global Services Correy Voo gave an insight into […]

 Lindsay Scott

Throw Off the Shackles of MS Excel in the PMO

Throw Off the Shackles of MS Excel in the PMO

Microsoft products such as MS Excel and MS Project have long been go to tools for the PMO. In fact MS Excel in particular has become so ingrained as PMO tool that over 90% of PMOs use it has their main tool for reporting and analysis. Yet many have a love / hate relationship with […]

 Lindsay Scott

How to Implement a PMO Tool

How to Implement a PMO Tool

Is that the million-dollar question that many PMOs face today? Recognising that there is no silver bullet for the successful implementation of PMO tools or even choosing the right tool for their programme and project organisations. The prospect of implementing the right tool is daunting but the decision is becoming an increasingly necessary one. In […]

 Maria Nordborg

New technologies revolutionise Kanban

Experts agree that as the world becomes fully connected, a non-stop, always-on communicative environment is changing the way we live and work, making project management increasingly difficult. More and more, project managers work with teams spread across the globe who often feel as if they are constantly being bombarded with data from dozens, sometimes even […]

 Adrian Dooley

Sensitivity analysis for resource scheduling

Sensitivity analysis for resource scheduling

How sensitive are your project resources? I’m not asking if your team members shed a tear at their best friend’s wedding, I’m asking if you know which resources have the greatest effect on your project schedule. The conventional approaches to resource limited scheduling are called resource levelling and resource smoothing. The first has the objective […]

 Lindsay Scott

Project Managers Are Up For The Challenge

Project Managers Are Up For The Challenge

Project managers and business planners from across the country are set to meet at Project Challenge Spring Show which takes place 12 – 13 March 2014 at London, Olympia The event is a ‘must attend’ for anyone interested in the latest technology and services to support effective project management. Leading suppliers will showcase the best […]

 Paul Naybour

What is a Gantt Chart?

What is a Gantt Chart?

When Henry Gantt invented his planning chart is was actually used for scheduling resources in a machine tool shop in the 1910s.  Patrick Weaver has an exclent article describing the historic use of a Gantt chart at  http://pmworldjournal.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PMWJ5-Dec2012-WEAVER-Henry-Gantt-Debunking-Myths-Featured-Paper.pdf. Interestingly Henry Gantt did not work on project management at all, he was a colleague of Frederick Taylor […]

 Tobias Andersson

How businesses will change in the age of full connectivity

How businesses will change in the age of full connectivity

Within the next few years, businesses and the lives of their employees will transform beyond many peoples’ imagination. As we enter an age of complete connectivity, high-speed mobile and cloud technology already enables flexible working from home and adapt their schedules to their needs. The question is how it will improve businesses’ productivity? Will it […]

 Krishna Kumar

7 Project Management Tools that are making Life Simpler for Project Managers

7 Project Management Tools that are making Life Simpler for Project Managers

Today, project management tools available on a cloud model or web-only model come in various types. Some can be all encompassing “does it all” solutions while others are much simpler. Certain project management tools have specific defining methodology behind how they work. For instance, Trello and Agile Zen along with Blossom.io follow the Kanban method […]

 Lucian Ioan

Handling Project Management Software – Who Is Managing Who?

Handling Project Management Software – Who Is Managing Who?

Managing projects is not an easy job and in most cases the manager would greatly benefit from the use of a dedicated software. Starting from this necessity project management tools were created. But the main problem is if these tools are a real help for those that are using them or it is just a […]