Category: How-to Guides

software project ROI

How to Maximize Return on Software Investment Project

Because of increasing competition and growing business demands, today’s organizations are looking at increasing their investments in software and IT sector. IT and software investment projects are regarded as a way to grow business, improve competitiveness, and strengthen leading positions. However, the economic recovery remains uncertain, and most companies are concerned with gaining the most from their software investment dollars… This article describes a methodology organizations can employ to maximize the return on software investment projects. The methodology allows speeding project implementation and achieving ROI faster. It will show you how to define and track performance metrics to maximize the return on your software investment project.

project startup

How to Launch a New Project (A Quick Guide for Project Managers)

As you’ve been appointed to a new project, you must take the role of project manager. But how will you do this role? What activities are you going to perform to ensure the success of your project startup? In this article we talk about the basics of the startup process. You will read about the skills you must possess to be a good project manager. Here we also talk about the steps of managing the startup stage.

Top 10 Tips on managing a project effectively

How to Manage a Project Effectively

The top 10 tips and considerations about reaching effectiveness in managing various projects are described in this publication. Here we talk about the meaning of project effectiveness and explain what means to be effective in terms of producing design results.

3 steps to preparing project budget

How to Prepare a Project Budget in Three Generic Steps

Preparing a budget sheet for a proposed project is a critical activity that helps ensure whether the project is provided with all necessary funds. It aims to confirm direct and indirect project costs are fully covered by the budget, with no cost overruns and underestimates. Let’s find out how to prepare a project budget in three generic steps.

who to write project description

How to Write a Project Description: Key Criteria and Steps

Writing a project description document is a general task of the project manager or his/her deputy who is supposed to identify the idea, goals, background, approach, outcomes and other data in a correct and comprehensive manner. The document should define the project as a worthwhile and economically effective and reasonable endeavor to convince the sponsor of the need to make the necessary investments. In this publication I’m going to talk about Project Description, what criteria to use to write this document efficiently, and what steps to take to develop the document content