Flexible, easily configurable project management software? It’s not a myth!

Miree Le Roy - Friday, June 17, 2011

I’ve talked often on this blog about the availability of project management software for the past 20 years being limited to highly specialised, inflexible, out of the box solutions. And in order to make these solutions fit their organisation, companies were either forced to change their processes, or pay for customisations to be made in order to suit them better. Both these options seem unappealing, so what is the answer?  Read More...

Keeping it simple in project management software

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I’m sure most of us have heard of the KISS principle – Keep It Simple Stupid. It can be applied to almost every aspect of our lives and jobs and is especially important in project management software.  Read More...

A real life example of how IPM is helping to streamline project management

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, May 26, 2011

I know that this blog has often talked about the benefits of IPM and how they can help you manage your projects better, so we thought it might be a good idea to show you real world example of IPM in action.  Read More...

Project management is evolving, so can IT keep up?

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Last week I came across a really interesting blog entry from Adeline Teoh, the editor of projectmanger.com.au. Looking back at project management as a profession over the last 30 years, the article talks about how there has been a paradigm shift in project management, whereby the profession is no longer confined to just construction and defence anymore. As companies are realising the importance of structured organisation and management of people and processes, the field of project management has stretched its influence to other disciplines such as IT, health and community development.  Read More...

Connecting the dots - why does connectivity matter to project managers?

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, May 12, 2011

Since March, I’ve been keeping this blog updated from my new home for the next few months in Northern China. The internet and my laptop have been a godsend here, with the ability to remotely connect to my email and Microsoft Dynamics CRM in our offices in Australia, and also by using Skype to connect with family, friends and colleagues. But last week I had a very unfortunate mishap that involved a bowl of soup and my laptop keyboard. Fortunately, I was able to get the keyboard fixed relatively cheaply here, but it did mean I was without a laptop, and hence very little communication with Australia, for just over a week.  Read More...

What Microsoft’s strong quarterly sales mean for project management

Miree Le Roy - Thursday, May 05, 2011

First off, I have to admit that I actually came across the idea for this blog whilst I was catching up on the hype surrounding the royal wedding. I know you either love it or you hate it, but I admit that I tuned into BBC World News on Friday afternoon along with 3 billion or so others. But as I was watching, something else caught my eye. Scrolling across the bottom of the screen were the other news stories of the day, and at once the word Microsoft jumped out.   Read More...

Customise your software to find the right fit

Miree Le Roy - Friday, November 26, 2010

When I was younger I used to do puzzles with my dad. One of the most hilarious things I remember him saying about puzzle making was to try the piece in a spot one way first, then twist it around to see if it fits another way, and if it still didn’t fit, ram it in with a mallet.   Read More...

IPM Project Management tutorials now up and running

Miree Le Roy - Friday, November 19, 2010

We are very pleased to unveil our new look IPM tutorial video page, which we hope gives you an easy to use one stop shop for all the IPM tutorial videos we have created. The videos have been designed to show you how each individual section of IPM works step by step, and we hope they will be useful to help you get the most out of your IPM product. And you never know, you may discover functionality you didn’t know existed!  Read More...

The beginning of the end (user)

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The July/August 2010 edition of CFMA’s ‘Building Profits’ magazine focussed on IT Solutions, and featured an interesting article by Fred J. Ode on how to avoid new software implementations failing. In it, he argues that end users are the key to success of any new software implementation, and we couldn’t agree more.   Read More...