Deltek For Projects
Calling all project professionals! Join your fellow project managers, schedulers, analysts on a blog built for project teams in all industries. Learn tips and tricks for delivering successful projects consistently, strategies for the latest compliance challenges facing project-based businesses and much more.
Customer Spotlight: How Deltek Acumen Helped TransCanada Cultivate Confidence in Risk Analysis
To expand the understanding and confidence of project teams with high quality risk analysis, TransCanada needed a way to simplify and streamline without giving up the quality of their results. Read on to find out why, after a careful evaluation of a variety of software solutions for schedule risk, team leaders at TransCanada settled on Deltek Acumen Risk.
The True Cost of Project Delay
Earlier this week, a general contractor filed a lawsuit seeking damages against a subcontractor that allegedly caused the project to fall behind schedule. This got me thinking…how often to projects fall victim to delays and what are the associated costs? We take a closer look in this latest blog post.
How to Prepare for Your First Earned Value Management (EVM) Contract
So you put in a bid for a contract that has earned value management (EVM) requirements, and surprise you won! Now what? Read on to learn more about the basics behind EVM, and why you should start thinking about implementing the right tools and processes now, before it’s too late.
In the News: PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession
In early February, Project Management Institute (PMI) published its 2017 Pulse of the Profession® report. The annual report features feedback and insights from more than 3,000 global project management professionals across government, IT, telecom, energy, manufacturing, healthcare and construction. Read on for interesting highlights and tidbits from this year's report.
7 Benefits of Having Your Project Management Tools in the Cloud
Moving project management tools to the cloud eliminates the typical challenges project teams face. At a high level, it allows you to deliver greater flexibility while reducing overall internal IT costs. But if you’re unsure or scared of “the cloud” – don’t be! Here are 7 key benefits of leveraging cloud-based solutions for project management.
Customer Spotlight: How SES Gained a Competitive Advantage with IPM
See how SES, a leading defense contractor, achieved a competitive advantage with the Deltek Integrated Program Management (IPM) suite, and how you can experience similar benefits at your organization.
A 5-Stage Process to Ensure Schedule Quality
The Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) is the cornerstone of the planning and execution process, and is only as strong as its weakest link. Poor quality in any area of your plan can undermine successful execution by creating an unrealistic view. But fear not! Through a five-stage Project Maturity framework you can improve the quality of your schedule. Read on to learn more...
Why Role-Based Dashboards are a Must for Project Controls Teams
Most organizations today use a plethora of applications to manage their projects, employing individual tools to control activities such as budgeting, scheduling and accounting. But having siloed systems often leads to poor decision making and mismanagement of resources. Why? We explore traditional siloed systems vs. role-based dashboards in this blog post.
Finding the Holy Grail of Cost/Schedule Integration
It’s no secret that as your project schedule ebbs and flows, so too do the corresponding costs, resources and time phasing of the project. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to integrate your cost and schedule systems so updates could be realized in real-time, and decision making could be improved across your project? There is, and Deltek is helping to lead project professionals to this holy grail.
10 Things to Know About Schedules and Plans
As a project expert, you likely already know that CPM scheduling tools are quite effective for building schedule forecasts. However, one key are where they fall short, is in helping planners generate forecasts that truly are realistic. Today we’re offering ten things to know about schedules and plans to ensure you stay on schedule and on budget.