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...

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...

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...

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...