Well, itâ€™s that time of year again and I canâ€™t believe how quickly itâ€™s come around! As I reflect on the year that was, Iâ€™m starting to realise just what a busy year it has been for IPM Global. Weâ€™ve had some particularly exciting developments with our project management software that have meant it’s moving
2012 is the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Association of Project Management, and to mark the occasion, APM released this video at the beginning of November showingÂ the history of project management.Â Interestingly, over the past 40 years project management has had a hand in some of the most interesting and varied inventions and developments
I came across an interesting article last week that was looking at the differentÂ jobs that existed 100 years ago that donâ€™t exist now. Most Iâ€™d never heard of such as Hokey-pokey men (Ice cream vendors) and devils (apprentice printers) but there are other jobs many of us can remember that are obsolete now. Toll booth
You will no doubt see numerous references throughout our website to IPM being aÂ project management platform. But what exactly does that mean?
In June this year I blogged aboutÂ how Microsoft CRM and Yammer can contribute to project management.
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When choosingÂ construction project management softwareÂ for your business, itâ€™s often difficult to know exactly what you are getting and how your staff will interact with the software once itâ€™s implemented. Some companies offer trial periods for their software products, but for others the logistics of this can make it impossible to do.
Here at IPM weâ€™ve been busy for the last year or so working on a method to mobilise IPM, in order for people to use ourÂ construction project management software on mobile devicesÂ like the iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry.
A couple of weeks ago we conducted a survey of over 150 people on our LinkedIn page to find out the first application people, and in particular project managers, opened at the start of their working day.
In our 20 years experience as software providers, we have found the end users are one of the most important factors to consider when it comes toÂ finding the right project management solutionÂ for your company. After all, they will be the ones using it day in, day out.