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A Day in the Life of a Project Team Using Integrated Program Management (Part 1)
What makes IPM so great? An IPM solution provides organizations with complete visibility and control over their programs. It helps reduce surprises, increase forecast predictability and control profits. Don’t believe me? In this two part post, we take a look at a “day in the life” of a project team who is leveraging an IPM solution so you can see the benefits firsthand…
How to Keep Your Projects On Time and On Budget
By enhancing project controls with industry best practices for project management, organizations can avoid the typical challenges that come with delivering projects on-time and on-budget. But what are the right project controls and is there a single method to the implementation madness? Read on to learn more.
January Preview: What’s New in Project & Portfolio Management
The Deltek Project & Portfolio Management team is hitting the ground running this year by attending leading industry conferences (in sunny Florida no less!) and putting on a few virtual events of our own. Can we plan on seeing you at any of these upcoming events?
Annual Roundup: Top 2016 Blogs on Deltek for Projects
In the spirit of celebrating the successes of 2016 and looking forward to a brand new year, we have compiled a list of our top blog posts from the past 12 months. We invite you to check them out, and as always, subscribe to the Deltek for Projects blog to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and information about Project and Portfolio Management (PPM).
Back to the Basics of Scheduling
A lousy schedule is unlikely to deliver the deliverables on time. But a poorly crafted schedule is also likely to blow the budget, and could well contribute to shoddy work. So just how does one get the schedule exactly right? By getting back to the basics, of course! Read on to learn more.
12 Steps for Analyzing the Status of Your Program
The Defense Acquisition University developed a 12-step model designed to give program managers a disciplined, sequential approach to evaluate the scope, schedule, and budget data they need to determine current program status. The goal? Be proactive versus reactive, and use the analysis as your foundation for oversight reporting to higher levels of management. Read on to explore the 12 steps in greater detail.
How to Cut Baseline Change Requests by Up to 50%
We’ve all been there. A baseline change request (BCR) comes in and the hassle begins. Dozens of steps, multiple stakeholders and inputs, and more than 50 hours of work per BCR. Fortunately there is a better way. Check out this infographic to discover how you can cut the process for BCRs in half by leveraging Deltek PM Compass.
Customer Spotlight: How Ameren Improved Schedule Quality with Deltek Acumen Fuse
Due to its rapid growth, Ameren Transmission (ATX) needed a solution to ensure it could consistently produce top quality schedules for the large volume of projects it manages. Read on to see how Deltek Acumen Fuse helped ATX improve the overall quality of their schedules, ultimately leading to more consistent project success.
De-Constructing the State of the Construction Industry
Last week, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census released its report around monthly spending for the construction industry. According to the summary provided by ENR, October’s estimated annual rate of spending was $1.173 trillion, marking a 0.5% increase from September and a 3.4% rise from October 2015. Read on to learn more about the findings presented in the report.
4 Steps to Gain Full Traceability into Your Project Information
Data traceability is defined as “the ability to trace application, location, and history of an activity or item by means of recorded data.” It sounds simple, yet project controls teams know it is actually very challenging, and the results of poor visibility can be devastating to a project (think failed audits, overruns from scope oversights, and uninformed decision making). But achieving traceability doesn’t have to be hard. It can be established by organizations of all sizes, at various stages of project maturity, as long as these four key steps are followed...