Have you worked in an organisation where there has been no central database for everyone to manage a project from? Not havingÂ 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
Since childhood Iâ€™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.
As the days of managing projects with pencils, foolscap and good old brain power morphed into days of spreadsheets and shoeboxes, people began to realise that spreadsheets could actually provide them with a better way of doing things. Now we are experiencing a similar transition from spreadsheets and shoeboxes to an even better way of
There has been a lot of buzz around the concept of â€˜cloud computingâ€™ lately, and you may have seen Microsoftâ€™s â€˜to the cloudâ€™ global advertising campaign. But even after all this buzz, I still find the concept hasnâ€™t been fully explained for the average â€˜non techieâ€™. Starting out at IPM Global as a â€˜non techieâ€™
Way back when I first started writing for this blog, I wrote my very first post onÂ how end user buy in is the key to the success of many software implementations. Whilst that post focussed more on the usability of IPM because it can be used within Outlook, I wanted to use this post to
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
ThroughoutÂ The Workflow Series, we have shown you many ways you can use workflows to automate and customise your use of IPM. As we are continually adjusting and changing IPM in our development process, new ways to use workflows are appearing all the time and one such way is the conversion of Site Diary information into
So far Iâ€™ve covered a few of the new features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 that are going to make it a lot easier to manage your projects within IPM. WithÂ customisable dashboardsÂ to show you snapshots of information about your project in the one screen, toÂ conditional formattingÂ to change the appearance of certain items in a list