If you don't attack the risks, the risks will attack you – project management tools to help attack risks head on

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We all know projects carry some degree of risk, but the important thing is to try to manage and mitigate the risk so that it doesn’t evolve into an issue on your project. Too many times, companies have either not conducted a risk assessment, or have ignored risk assessments and not properly addressed and dealt with the risk, and the risk has come back to bite them tenfold.   Read More...

Failing to plan is planning to fail - tools to help plan for project success

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, February 01, 2011

No doubt one of the great mantras used by project managers the world over is that failing to plan is planning to fail. I recently stumbled across a blog I haven’t seen before from the Project Management Institute and it’s got some really great posts by project management professionals from all over. My favourite post is quite a recent one from Jim De Piante about how project planning is the key to a successful project management career, and it got me thinking about planning and the tools we can use to ensure our plan’s success.  Read More...

5 signs it’s time to upgrade your project management software

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I know it’s human nature to hang onto things we’ve outgrown or no longer have use for. Be it some emotional connection we have to the tattered pair of jeans that no longer fit, or the fact we’re just too lazy to change mobile phone providers or switch from the energy supplier who is clearly charging too much. We’ve all been guilty of it at some point.  Read More...

IPM featured in December issue of Earthmover and Civil Contractor Magazine

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We’re very pleased to let you know that the December issue of the Civil Contractors Federation magazine, the EMCC has featured a story about IPM.  Read More...

Be the boss of your project management software with workflows

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, January 06, 2011

I’m sure we’ve all been in a situation where we wish our current software solution would do something slightly differently, or go that extra mile. How many times have you thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if it did this’, or ‘If only it could just do that’. These may be small changes that we are willing to look past. Or if they are changes that are desperately needed, perhaps management might shell out a few thousand dollars for some extra software development work to incorporate them.  Read More...

Why Excel may be costing you time and money

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, December 22, 2010

For years, Excel has been a staple project management tool. But have you ever stopped to consider whether in some instances using Excel may actually be more of a hindrance than a help in managing your projects? I’m not saying there is no place for Excel in project management, but the heavy reliance of organisations on Excel as one of the main project management tools can often involve more work than is needed.   Read More...

Why integrated project management and accounting systems are best

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, December 16, 2010

We often talk about one of the main benefits of IPM being its ability to integrate with your ERP accounting system. But what exactly is ERP integration and how can it help you achieve what you need from your project management software?  Read More...

Change routine and improve your interactions with your project management software

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, December 09, 2010

Are you the sort of person who gets into a routine and sticks with it? Don’t worry, most of us are. We all have that same coffee place we stop at on the way to work, or the same seat on the train every morning.   Read More...

Avoid costly claims and disputes with proper documentation practices

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, December 02, 2010

Have you ever found yourself in a dispute with a client or subcontractor on a project and unable to produce documents to support your claims, simply because they were never properly completed or filed? Being in this position can cost contractors thousands of dollars and time lost to complete extra work, all because they didn’t document their position clearly.     Read More...

New case study released - Civil Contractors Pty Ltd

Miree Le Roy - Monday, November 29, 2010

We have recently been busy working with one of valued clients,Civil Contractors Pty Ltd, to put together a case study of their business background and experience using IPM Project Management.   Read More...