IPM can now integrate with Oracle Primavera P6

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Here at IPM we’ve been busy developing a new product in the IPM suite; an integration tool for Oracle Primavera P6. As an additional product in the IPM suite, the integration tool gives you the option of extending your project management capabilities by incorporating features from both systems.   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...

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...

How mature are your project management tools?

Miree Le Roy - Friday, April 15, 2011

I recently came across an interesting survey from Cognitive Technologies Inc that looked to investigate the correlation between project success and the type and ‘maturity’ of project management tools employed by organisations.   Read More...

Collaboration is one of the best ways to ensure project success

Miree Le Roy - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Since childhood I’m sure most of us have been continually told about the benefits of team work and how success is often achieved when people work together. Motivational speakers feast on team work and collaboration and sometimes the meaning can get lost in mushy motivational stories about working together.  Read More...

Making project mistakes is only ok so long as you learn from them!

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, March 08, 2011

There has been a lot of talk in the project management blogosphere lately focussing on project failure and how it can actually lead to success. However, one of the key points I have taken away from all these blogs is that failure only contributes to future success if you learn from the mistakes you made the first time. Failure is obviously no good if you continue to make the same mistakes over and over, without any change to your practices in light of what the failure is showing you.   Read More...

If everything is going exactly to plan, something somewhere is going massively wrong - how MS Dynamics CRM 2011 dashboards can help

Miree Le Roy - Monday, February 14, 2011

I found the great quote for my headline from a collection of project management sayings from Steven Seay’s ProjectSteps blog. I thought it was quite quirky and relevant not only to project management in general but also to today’s discussion on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 dashboards.   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...

Forecast and forecast often - new detailed forecasting feature in IPM

Miree Le Roy - Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of the best ways to keep track of time and money on a project is to forecast, and forecast often. Continually updating and adjusting your forecast figures throughout a project gives you a solid understanding of what is needed to finish the job and can help you adjust your budget and schedules if necessary. Identifying any problems early on can also help save you time and money.  Read More...