IPM joins the YouTube generation

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that the revamp of our project management tutorial videos page is now complete! We have updated our tutorial videos to reflect the new features we’ve added recently and to show you how IPM is working with the CRM 2011 interface.  Read More...

What the leap second delay can teach us about project management

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, July 05, 2012

If you happened to be booked on a Qantas flight last Sunday, you would have felt the full effects of the seemingly insignificant ’leap second’. In order to bring electronic clocks back into sync after slight changes in the Earth’s orbit over the past four years, one second was added to the world’s clocks at midnight AEST on Saturday. And the result was chaos for air travellers. The extra second was enough to cause Qantas’s booking system to crash, causing delays of up to an hour for both international and domestic travellers.   Read More...

How Microsoft CRM contributes to project management with Yammer

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Last year, I posted a blog about Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype, and what that would mean for project managers using Microsoft CRM. Well it seems that the software giant may have even more to offer, with reports appearing in Forbes that Microsoft has also acquired the business social network tool, Yammer, for $1.2 billion.   Read More...

By the numbers – why Microsoft CRM is the best platform for project management software

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I’ve often mentioned on this blog how IPM is built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, and I’ve given many examples of just why Microsoft CRM is such a solid and reliable platform to build our project management software on. From features like customisable workflows and forms to a central project database, CRM provides many solutions that can not only be used in sales and marketing, but also in project management.   Read More...

Beyond Project Management, Marketing and Sales – how Microsoft Dynamics CRM can fit every department

Miree Le Roy - Friday, May 11, 2012

When most people think of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the words sales and marketing come to mind. It’s true that Microsoft Dynamics CRM is used in many sales and marketing departments to keep track of sales leads, marketing campaigns and accounts and contacts. But it can also be so much more than that. What I’m talking about is the fact that Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a platform; it serves as a base to build things on top of, much like the foundations of a house.  Read More...

4 ways social media can help you manage your projects

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, April 26, 2012

I found an article this morning about how social media is evolving in organisations to become more than just a marketing tool. Social media is now becoming a part of many departments in big organisations from HR right through to project management. And even smaller companies are jumping on board. So that got me thinking, what are some of the ways you could use social media to manage your projects?   Read More...

How to know when the ball’s in your court, and when it’s not

Miree Le Roy - Friday, April 20, 2012

On a project, documents can be approved, changed, updated and reapproved all the time, often being sent back and forth between multiple people working on a Job. It’s no wonder then that it’s easy to lose track of where a document is at, and who is holding up its progress.   Read More...

7 reasons why project managers need a CRM tool

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, April 05, 2012

Many construction companies can often be mistaken in thinking they don’t need a CRM system to help manage their projects – after all they are in the business of managing projects, not customers. However with developments in CRM technology in recent years, CRM tools are no longer just about contact lists and sales leads. That’s why I’ve put together the following reasons why project managers should be using a CRM tool as well as a project management tool to help manage their projects:  Read More...

Is technology the enemy or are we just not using it well?

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, March 28, 2012

I recently came across an article on projectmanager.com.au entitled ‘Technology: Friend or Foe?’ and it got me thinking about technology, and also our relationship with technology in our everyday lives. We often marvel at how technology makes things easier for us, particularly when things go like clockwork, but as soon as something doesn’t work for us we berate it and vow and declare never to buy that particular brand or product again.   Read More...

The Sydney Harbour Bridge – Project management at its finest

Miree Le Roy - Monday, March 19, 2012


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