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Costs of Open Source

By: Collin Quiring (Compared to SaaS and Direct Purchase) Open Source software is often an option viewed by a company as a cost effective method to purchase and use software.  While the initial dollar savings of obtaining the software seems significant... (more...)

The Importance of Training – Two

By: Tanya Foster Remember that old School House Rock song… Knowledge is Power?  How important is training in your organization?  Is it one of those things that everyone needs, but no one really gets?  Unfortunately times are tough these days and... (more...)

Top 5 Reasons Why I Like Microsoft Project 2007 Over 2003

By: Tanya Foster Lately I’ve been working in both Project 2003 and Project 2007 and it has really dawned on me that some of the new features in Project 2007 are really great, so I thought I would list them here.    1.       Multilevel Undo Okay…... (more...)

Software as a Service and Microsoft Project Server

By: Collin Quiring   Microsoft Project Server isn’t the most complex software or server that Microsoft produces.  However, it does require SQL 2000 or SQL 2005, Project Server 2003 or Project Server 2007.  Depending on how you set up the server(s)... (more...)

The Importance of Training

By: Collin Quiring In tough economic times it seems that the first area that receives a budget cut is the training budget.  In some cases, it is cut to nothing at all.  While this is an easy area to save money today, I don’t think that it is wise... (more...)

Project Management as a Standard Standard

By: Collin Quiring   During a class I was teaching on Project Management, I started thinking about how those of us in the Project Management field can help a company implement the standards of PM and make them a “standard” methodology.  There are... (more...)

PMO’s and Role Clarity

BY:  Collin Quiring The Center for Business Practices (CPB) recent research report “The State of the PMO 2007-2008” has me thinking about the Project Management Office in general.  I have worked with a number of clients, some large and some small,... (more...)

Task Drivers – What are They?

In the case of Microsoft Project 2007, Task Drivers are defined as the factors that affect the Start Date of a particular task.  In Project Professional, on the Menu Bar, under Project, is the option to display Task Drivers.  When a task is selected... (more...)

Are we born with certain Project Management skills?

BY: Tanya Foster Ok… maybe we’re not born with them, but do we develop them at an early age?  Have you read about some of the young entrepreneurs of today?  And by young, I mean 18 years old and younger!  Doesn’t that amaze you?  That someone... (more...)

Now That’s a Chunk of Change

By: Tanya Foster As I was reading last month’s PM Network magazine (yes, I know what month we’re in… so I’m a little behind), I came across an article titled “A Hole in the Fence”.  It’s a fairly small article, not one of the 4 or 5 pagers... (more...)

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