How can project management software help with auditing and quality management?

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A couple of months ago, I posted a blog about how IPM can expand across organisations to fit a number of different departments. Well we’ve also had a few enquiries lately about IPM’s extensibility in terms of different requirements of project management. So I thought I’d share with you a couple of examples of how IPM can be extended to cater for other needs you may have on your project.  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...

4 fail safe ways to effectively manage your projects

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, February 16, 2012

Managing projects can often be a very demanding task, one that requires skill, dedication and a very cool head. But there are also a few tips and tricks you can implement to ensure your projects run smoothly.  Read More...

How to communicate to the masses on a project

Miree Le Roy - Monday, October 31, 2011

One of the things that can really unravel a project is a lack of communication between the people working on a particular job. Jobs can have literally hundreds of people working on them from project managers, the project team, architects, right down to all the various subcontractors and their own employees. Ensuring smooth communication between all these people can seem like a massive task, but it doesn’t have to be.  Read More...

Information is power – why keeping yours secure can save you time and money

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, October 25, 2011

In the information age, nothing is more valuable than data. Data is one of those tricky, intangible assets that we can’t really put a monetary value on, but we know it’s precious. We have pins and code tokens to access our money, and it’s no different with data – passwords and logins protect virtually every company’s data set in the world today.   Read More...

7 things to look for when choosing project management software

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Project management software is a considerable investment and one that takes much research, evaluation and comparisons of different offerings to get right. So to help you choose the best software for your organisational needs, here are seven things to look for when making the all important decision of which project management software to go with:  Read More...

What do your project reports say about you?

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I came across an article on the PMI’s Voices on Project Management site last week and it really struck a chord. In the post, Lynda Bourne highlights the importance of document layout in order to communicate your message effectively Read More...

Tracey Brunstrom and Hammond choose IPM to standardise documentation and manage correspondence

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We’re very pleased to announce the publication on the Microsoft website of our latest IPM case study. We’ve recently been working with one of our newer clients, Tracey Brunstrom and Hammond, to share with you their experience of IPM and how it has helped them provide independent project management services across Australia and Singapore.  Read More...

4 problems on a project that can be countered with project management software

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, April 20, 2011

We often encounter problems on a project, and sometimes even the best of project management practices isn’t able to avoid them. But we know there are also those other problems on a project that should never have arisen in the first place. Sometimes it comes down to the way the project is managed, and the skills and experience of the project manager, as to the kinds of problems you encounter, and whether they are the avoidable or non-avoidable type. But there are other times when problems can be avoided by simply using the right kind of project management tools for the job. So I thought I would illustrate 4 common project problems that are avoidable, or at least mitigated with the right project management software Read More...

Stay on the same page with standardised reports

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, March 31, 2011

Have you worked in an organisation where there has been no central database for everyone to manage a project from? Not having a central database has many implications for the way the project is managed, but one seemingly simple one that can drive employees nuts is that project managers often need to create their own report templates for each aspect of the project. And we know not everyone thinks the same way when it comes to templates.  Read More...

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