Project Management

March 2, 2016

Project Management

Why am I not getting the expected benefits out of my BI Program?

Business Intelligence initiatives are continuing to proliferate in both large and small enterprises, and in all sectors of the market, from retailers developing statistical models that predict client needs and behaviour to manufacturers tracking KPIs for order fill rates and inventory turnover.  In fact, BI is now seen as a must for any business looking […]
November 11, 2015

Project Management, Track & Trace

Why should pharmaceutical companies care about Serialization Track and Trace?

If you work in the pharmaceutical industry, you have probably already heard about the upcoming new drug tracking system enforced by governments’ regulations worldwide, called Serialization and (ultimately) Track and Trace. Due to rising issues of drugs counterfeiting all around the world, Serialization and Track & Trace legislations have been set in many countries, and […]
February 4, 2015

Project Management

Does working with a Computer System Validation environment impact the project?

The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated all over the world, especially in the United States, Europe and Canada. In this industry, all validated computer systems have a measurable impact on projects. These regulations aim to ensure that the systems used are supported and do not compromise the safety, efficacy, purity or quality of regulated products. […]
January 27, 2015

Project Management

How to launch project management projects in an “operational” organization

In the world of SMEs, much emphasis is given to business sectors. Over the years, these companies have become very efficient and optimized in their operation. By focusing heavily in operations, these organizations usually deal with (project) changes in operational mode. One of the problems this situation generates is that it’s difficult to start and […]
December 9, 2014

Management, Project Management

Cultural Diversity in Projects

What do we mean by “cultural diversity”in projects? Do we mean corporate culture, culture attached to a language, a country, a region, or a culture attached, rather, to a job, a level of education, hierarchical level or a specific role in a project? Cultural diversity is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, polysemous term. There is a fuzzy […]
November 11, 2014

PCO, portfolio management, Project Management

5 best practices in project and portfolio management

By using Project Portfolio Management (PPM), project managers and project management offices (PMOs) unify every project within a portfolio to ensure its rigorous governance. In fact, the main objective of PPM is to align an organization’s projects and programs with its business objectives while honoring the environment’s constraints. This centralized management approach provides several advantages […]
October 7, 2014

Project Management, Project Management

Common Pitfalls When Selecting a New IT System

Selecting an IT system is the preliminary step to implementing a new system within your organization.  This step should be thought of as an R&D project, where the budget and timeline have not yet been defined.   The focus at this stage should be on understanding the company’s medium and long-term needs, in addition to its […]
October 30, 2012

Cloud computing, Project Management

Managing SAP Projects 2012, Las Vegas conference: Day 1

Here is a little glimpse of things we’ve learned during the first day of Managing SAP Projects conference in Las vegas. There are still two more days to go, so stay tuned for more information. By the end of the event, a summary of these teachings will be published on our blog. MOBILITY: – What […]
July 9, 2012

Management, Project Management, Project Management

What are the critical attributes of a project sponsor ?

The success of any project is directly related to the effectiveness of the project team. Key roles on the project team go beyond that of Project Manager and direct team members. One of the most critical roles is that of Project Sponsor. Establishing who the Sponsor is and defining their roles and responsibilities is an […]
May 1, 2012

Project Management, Project Management

Running an effective and efficient steering committee

With every project, it is imperative to have the right team in place. At the helm is the Project Steering Committee: a group of high-level stakeholders who are responsible for providing guidance on the overall strategic direction of the projects. There are some basic tools and techniques to have an efficient and effective Steering Committee.
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