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The Underbelly of Software Project Management Tools
Project management tools for software development should include a broad range of functionality. Project teams must be able to estimate the scope and duration

project estimation tools  separately. Final words A project management tool ought to start with estimation - size estimation, effort estimation and cost estimation. Then it should cater to building a work breakdown structure enabling component-based tracking and task-based tracking. It also ought to cater to quality assurance activities within the workflow and cater to defect management. Changes are common to any software project and the tool ought to cater to change management. It also ought to capture actual time spent by human Read More...
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Tools exist to support software testing at all stages of a project. Some vendors offer an integrated suite that will support testing and development throughout a project's life, from gatheri...
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8 Strategies to Improve Your Project Plan
Today’s project management offices (PMOs) must optimize their project plans while managing complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates, and

project estimation tools  have to optimize their project plans, while managing several complex projects concurrently, respecting delivery dates and, at the same time, reducing resource costs. As a consequence, today more than ever, the decisions taken based on the construction and interpretation of the plans will have crucial consequences, for the projects themselves, for the people involved and for profits. However poor decisions can have numerous causes: Inaccurate estimation of task duration Bad use of resource competences Read More...
How to Start a No-fail Project, Part 3: Planning for Success
An estimated two-thirds of IT projects aren’t completed on time or budget, while 15 percent are cancelled entirely. But your IT project doesn’t have to be a

project estimation tools  obstacles – Inadequate Initial Project Planning and highlight three key areas to focus on in order to prevent it. Imagine the exhilaration of climbing Mount Everest, compass in one hand, ice axe in the other. Not wanting to delay the journey any longer, you have convinced yourself that problems do not have to be addressed until they arise. As such, you have completely neglected to check your food supply (running low, even as you begin your ascent) and you have no real idea which parts of Everest Read More...
Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all

project estimation tools  it is successful. The project office keeps loosening the estimation norms until the marketing department complains of high quotes. The Purely Pragmatic Project Manager Scenario An estimate is given to the purely pragmatic (PP) project manager. The PP plans his work to meet the estimate. The project postmortem concludes that the estimate is the right estimate, and estimation norms are retained. According to this iteration, it in fact is never known whether or not the estimation norms were right in the Read More...
ICARUS Ends Solo Flight With Aspen
With its third installation at Lanier Worldwide, Provia Software marks the 500th implementation of its VIAWARE application suite.

project estimation tools  capital cost estimation and project economics, which constitute a big win for Aspen. Aspen will integrate the ICARUS financial decision-making tools with its manufacturing modeling, asset optimization and supply chain offerings. Aspen paid $24.5 million in a combination of cash and stock to acquire privately-held ICARUS. ICARUS reported total revenues of $11.3 million and profitable operations in its most recent fiscal year. Aspen will account for this acquisition as a purchase, and excluding one-time Read More...
Software Capabilities Assessment Project
Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in

project estimation tools  Capabilities Assessment Project Is your organization getting the most out of its enterprise software systems? Answering that question can be tricky. Inadequate documentation or missing in-house knowledge can make it difficult to determine how well your current systems support your company’s business processes. And that can make it nearly impossible to know what changes, if any, are required. A software capabilities assessment project from TEC can help. Learn more now. Read More...
Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools
Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and

project estimation tools  the supply chain, analyze project or product portfolios, increase productivity, and improve financial performance. Data visibility problems are possibly the easiest and most rewarding obstacles to solve when it comes to improving business performance. Dashboards Accordingly, dashboards have been hailed as a new face of BI, as they provide a comprehensive, at-a-glance, view of corporate performance with graphical presentations, resembling a dashboard of a car. These graphical presentations show Read More...
Dead Heat: Corporate Buyers Gain Analysis Tools in Leading e-Procurement Products
Commerce One has partnered with Sagent Technology to add analytic tools to its enterprise e-purchasing application. Also, Ariba has partnered with Informatica

project estimation tools  procurement,business intelligence,data mining,direct marketing,web analytics,market segmentation,analysis tools,marketing database,marketing analytics,eprocurement,procurement software,purchasing software,procurement services,market research analysis,business intelligence data Read More...
Attaining Real Time, On-demand Information Data: Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools
Demand for instant access to dispersed information is being met by vendors offering enterprise business intelligence tools and suites. Portlet standardization

project estimation tools  business intelligence,independent software vendors,pure play vendors,Web-based user interfaces,portlets,Web services,data warehouse,enterprise resource planning,enterprise information integration,enterprise applicaiton integration,database management system,on-demand business intelligence,ERP,BI,corporate performance management Read More...
Deltek Expands Its Project Planning Acumen
Deltek, the leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, made its first

project estimation tools  Expands Its Project Planning Acumen Deltek , the leading provider of enterprise software and information solutions for professional services firms and government contractors, made its first acquisition under  its new owner , Thoma Bravo , and new CEO Mike Corkery. The vendor has  acquired Acumen , a Texas-based provider of project management solutions and services for project-oriented businesses. The acquired company delivers project planning, analytics, and risk management solutions that help Read More...
Project Failure-The Numbers, Why, and What It Means
IT projects fail regularly—considerably missing expectations, drastically overrunning budgets, significantly missing deadlines, and far too often having to be

project estimation tools  types: Succeeded : The project is completed on time and on budget, with all features and functions as initially specified. Challenged : The project is completed and operational but over budget, over the time estimate, and offers fewer features and functions than originally specified. Impaired : The project is canceled at some point during the development cycle. To summarize, the Standish Group's research shows that being over budget is common. Delivering projects late is normal. Delivering less Read More...
Improving Project Decision Making and Reducing Exposure Through Risk Management
Formalized risk management is underused in project management, where the focus is typically on schedule and budget. This affects most aspects of a project

project estimation tools  Project Decision Making and Reducing Exposure Through Risk Management Formalized risk management is underused in project management, where the focus is typically on schedule and budget. This affects most aspects of a project, including evaluation, selection, planning, execution, and control. How many project decisions are made without formally evaluating the potential consequences? When budgets are tight and competition is fierce, this question is more relevant than ever. Read More...
Development Tools for Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft development tools will help developers and independent Microsoft software vendors integrate Microsoft Dynamics GP with existing applications. This

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Lean Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach
Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific

project estimation tools  Manufacturing Training: A Project Approach Manufacturers who are seeking government funding for the introduction of lean manufacturing principles in their daily work environment encounter specific challenges. This white paper addresses lean training issues common to automotive production suppliers of component parts and sub assemblies. Read More...
The Keys to Effective Project Governance Leadership
Project Sponsor.com conducted a three-year research program on project governance. The findings turned up some surprising facts on how project governance is

project estimation tools  Keys to Effective Project Governance Leadership Business executives tend to approach project governance with good intentions, but with few governance-specific skills, and with little knowledge or education on the process. It is assumed by all parties involved in a project that no such expertise is needed. This is a false assumption. Between 2003 and 2005, Project Sponsor.com conducted an in-depth project governance study on more than 40 major Australian organizations. The study involved detailed Read More...

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