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Insights | 23 November 2009

Only a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year – the worst failure rate recorded by the Standish Group’s CHAOS report. PM-Partners believes this is a direct result of project managers failing to implement scope control and failing to identify correct requirements as part of their project management methodology. Project ...

Insights | 17 November 2009

The effective implementation of an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution such as Microsoft Project Server 2010 isn’t about software configuration, it’s about business results. The implementation of an EPM system within an organisation is a strategic decision. The initiative should be instigated at the highest levels of organisational decision-making with clear corporate ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

Integrating Project Management into a Six Sigma System Manufacturers and transactional firms share a drive to lower costs, reduce cycle time and offer a diverse product mix as they pursue higher profits and an increased market share in a growing global environment. Consumers (those paying for the end product) want products or services that are cheaper, readily available ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

For developing project managers, one of the most frequently asked questions concerns the nature of the PRINCE2 methodology – what exactly does it involve and how can it better my project management practices? The give you a little bit of insight into the history of the PRINCE2® course, the concept of PRINCE2 is a derivative of an I.T. project management methodology ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

Welcome to the official PM-Partners project management blog! We're here to keep you updated on all aspects of project management developments within the Australian project management field. Our blogging goal is to get you thinking! If you like any posts or thought-pieces then tell us – or if you feel up to it, call us for an in-depth discussion! Thanks for stopping by and we ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

The science of project management relates to the process – how a project is planned, executed and delivered, while the art is all about the people, their communication and how they work together to deliver a successful outcome. A long running debate in our industry centres around whether people or process is more important. If you have good people, does that naturally lead to ...

Insights | 02 October 2009

Project Portfolio Management Project portfolio management is a process that ensures your company spends its scarce resources on projects that will deliver the most value to your organisation. It is a particularly important process for validating the costs involved in a project. Similar to an investment portfolio, the project portfolio aims to improve the return on investment ...

Insights | 02 October 2009

Why Organisational Change Management Is Important Organisational change is a reality of today's fast-paced modern world. Companies are enduring many more periods of change and at a faster rate than ever before. Two of the main reasons for this are advancing technology — requiring many new processes, and mergers and acquisitions — often necessitating a company's total ...

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