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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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Productivity for Software Estimators
Presently, software estimation is considered to be an art rather than a science. At the heart of this perception is the lack of understanding of the concept of

project estimation tools  for pricing assistance during project acquisition and sanction stages More precise target-setting while assigning work, which leads to better morale among the software developers More accurate cost estimation Conclusion It is important to understand the difference between the terms productivity and capacity. Productivity is the rate of achievement for a micro-activity of human endeavor; capacity is the rate of achievement for a facility (factory, organization, etc.), and multiple activities are included Read More
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
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
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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SCO’s Tarantella Offers Tools for Technology
SCO introduces Tarantella ASP edition and ASP Connect as tools for the Application Service Provider market.

project estimation tools  tarantella,application service providers,supply chain software,hosting software,application service provider,hosted software,asp saas,saas model,saas application,saas applications,saas providers,saas company,saas provider,application services provider,asp vs saas Read More
How Your Project-oriented Business Can Function on a Less Complex, More Industry-standard Chart of Accounts
Most project-oriented businesses are faced with poorly designed, archaic computer systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This

project estimation tools  systems that have inadequate project reporting and accounting structures. This can limit the information provided to project managers for project reporting. However, properly designed work breakdown structure (WBS) systems give cost and general accounting the ability to rely on a simpler chart of accounts, while providing more project management flexibility. Read More
Lower Technology Rollout Project Costs & Time
The rapid deployment of nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the

project estimation tools  Technology Rollout Project Costs & Time The rapid deployment of nationwide technology rollouts requires well-defined processes, robust management skills, and a unique understanding of how to get the job done. Without a proven technology rollout system, businesses run a high risk of project complications that can result in increased costs, missed deadlines, and an overwhelming burden on internal resources. Learn what a technology rollout system is, how it can lower costs and save time without Read More
Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right
Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who really

project estimation tools  to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right Originally Published - Septembre 20, 2002 Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who to blame and how to avoid the same problems in the future? For most enterprises, even admitting they have a failure is difficult. But what is a failure? Failure is not that easy to define. Is it when we fail to meet the original project Read More
PROJECT AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
PDG Group Model 867

project estimation tools  AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT PDG Group Model 867 Read More
Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment?
It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle

project estimation tools  Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Can Auditing and Project Management Co-Exist in an ERP Environment? Featured Author - Joseph Strub - September 2, 2003 Introduction It is hard to recall the last time an ERP implementation team included an auditor as an active member. Could it be because of availability? No defined role? Never been asked? No perceived benefits? This article explores key points in a project's lifecycle where the audit function should be involved and the deli Read More
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

project estimation tools  Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations Introduction In the last couple of years, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry has changed the landscape of the project portfolio management (PPM) marketplace. ERP vendors, such as SAP , Oracle , and Microsoft , have recognized the value of developing and delivering services to professional services organizations (PSO). Faced with this new reality, the best-of-breed vendors that once dominated the PPM marketplace must either shift Read More
6 Most Common ERP Implementation Mistakes: Ensuring the Success of Your Project
Implementing a new ERP system is one of the largest projects that most companies will undertake. Avoid these six mistakes, and your implementation project has a

project estimation tools  the Success of Your Project Implementing a new ERP system is one of the largest projects that most companies will undertake. Avoid these six mistakes, and your implementation project has a good chance of being successful. Read More
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