While Scrum, XP, DSDM, Lean Software Development and other Agile methodologies have caught on in the software development industry, many organizations see achieving agility in project management as problematic, to a certain extent. For those organizations, the traditional project management approach appears to be most effective in managing long-range business plans and creating enterprise-level forecasts. However, at the team level the traditional approach fails as it doesn’t allow the development team to react to rapidly changing circumstances in the project environment and to align with client requirements. In contrast, Agile-driven projects are enabled to effective and efficiently manage changes through iterative product development.
Buying right PM (the acronym for “project management“) software for your organization can be challenging and even frustrating as there are hundreds of options, and you have to take a long journey to explore those options in order to find the perfect solution that best fits the needs of your company’s project management environment. But before you give up and stop your search, take a look at the following below 6 steps that will help you find, evaluate and buy right PM software for your business.
Many software implementation projects failed because they were over budget, overdue, misled, poorly defined, or a combination thereof. IT investment statistics shows that over 80% of software implementation projects are unsuccessful, poorly executed, or canceled before completion. Meanwhile, there are several best practices that can help prevent all those failures and fight poor project management. In this article I’m going to write about 6 best practices for managing software implementation projects. The items I describe here will help you keep your IT projects profitable and gain an acceptable ROI.
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.
Why about 60% of ERP implementations are failed or not completed? What are the reasons? In this article we’ll try to answer these questions. We’ll talk about how you can reach success in optimizing your ERP implementation project in 5 steps. The purpose of this publication is to help businesses understand what deadly sins to avoid and what best practices to follow when implementing an ERP system.