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ERP Implementation: Secrets of Success

Published in "Project Times" website, December, 2010Click here for original article.During the recession, many ERP (enterprise resource planning) system implementations have been put on hold.  Now that we are emerging from the recession, companies are beginning to think about implementing – even if not a full implementation, they are [...]

2021-12-24T19:28:41+00:00May 9, 2013|Categories: ERP, In The News, Process, Technology|Tags: |

Are you Buried in Unrealistic Project Demands?

Published in "Project Times" website, April, 2011Click here for original article. Your customer or project recipient calls and says, “I need this project milestone completed by Friday”.  You respond, “We need until the following Tuesday to meet your expectations.”  So, after a bit more conversation where you think the [...]

2021-12-24T19:28:53+00:00May 9, 2013|Categories: ERP, In The News, Process, Technology|Tags: |

Project Requirements Documents – Why Bother?

Published in "Project Times" website, June, 2011Click here for original article. In today’s new “normal” business environment characterized by lackluster sales and strained liquidity with elevated customer expectations, there is no room for project failure.  Companies need every dollar of increased sales or reduced costs in order to succeed. [...]

2021-12-27T21:58:43+00:00May 9, 2013|Categories: ERP, In The News, Process, Technology|Tags: , , |

How Do You Implement Lean for Project Management?

Apply lean methodologies to project management to gain a competitive advantage.Published in "Project Times" website, October, 2011 Click here for original article. There’s no doubt that there is a vast amount of interest in lean principles. I’ve had multiple client requests – both ones who are interested in doing [...]

How Do We Market & Promote a Project to Ensure Success?

Published in "Project Times" website, February, 2012Click here for original article. As important as project teams, project tasks, and critical milestones are to project success, they do not compare to the importance of marketing.  To succeed in today’s new normal business environment where sales are lackluster, cash is tight, [...]

2021-12-24T19:29:27+00:00May 9, 2013|Categories: ERP, In The News, Process, Technology|Tags: |

What are the Top 3 Obstacles in Projects

Published in "Project Times" website, May, 2012Click here for original article. When I spoke at the Project Managers SIG in Silicon Valley recently, we spent the majority of the time talking about overcoming obstacles.  Upon returning, I faced several new obstacles in a construction project I've been coordinating, and [...]

2021-12-28T22:30:48+00:00May 9, 2013|Categories: ERP, In The News, Process, Technology|Tags: , |

Lost in the Culture Change Maze? 4 Strategies to Succeed

Navigating culture change is a requirement for success.Published in "Project Times" website, March, 2013Click here for original article. In my 20+ years of experience as an operations executive, a global supply chain consultant and a non-profit trade association leader, I’ve found navigating culture change is a requirement for success [...]

Driving a Winning Culture

How do you and your organization develop or maintain a winning culture? In my 20 years of experience in working with multiple companies across multiple industries and globally, there is a lot of talk about culture; however, little to no impact - bottom line results. On the other hand, [...]

Lessons Learned: ERP Failure

How effective is your ERP selection and implementation process?Published in "The ACA Group" website, November, 2011 Click here for original article. ERP system implementations fell off the grid during the recession; however, I've seen resurgence in the last year. Companies are thinking about investing again. However, although businesses are [...]

Would You Like To Add An Extra Hour Every Day?

Business productivity relies on employee time-management. Invest a little time upfront for a bigger productivity payoff in the long run. According to a sampling of business executives and managers, organization/ time management is emerging as one of the most critical issues in the workplace. As organizations struggle to achieve [...]

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