May 27, 2017

Bimodal IT: What does it mean for CIOs?

Any CIO worth their salt will keep track of the latest technology trends analysts are discussing and exploring. Over the past year, those who listened to prophecies about the Internet of Things and Big Data Analytics have started to reap the rewards these new technologies are beginning to bring to the business arena. The next [...]

The elephant in the room: The “consumption gap”

Technology. It’s everywhere. Technology is being used to transform how people live, connect, and do business. It’s a commodity that can be bought and sold—the ubiquity of which is changing how IT services and sales are being conducted. Traditionally in sales and services—particularly in IT—the supplier has had all the power. There was a demand [...]

Introducing Changepoint’s New Project Planning Worksheet

Part 52 - Introducing Changepoint’s new Project Planning worksheet – Using the Assign resources dialog box lesson. Changepoint’s new 2014 SP2 release provides access to the first phase of the new Project Planning Worksheet. This first release provides project managers an easy-to-use interface to quickly and efficiently create a basic project plan. The new worksheet is [...]

Daptiv PPM by Changepoint, now in Portuguese

Brazilian Changepoint customers using Daptiv PPM by Changepoint can now work easier in its newest localization: Brazilian Portuguese. Now the seventh localization for Daptiv PPM, Brazilian Portuguese joins English, French, German, Spanish, simplified Chinese, and Japanese. Changepoint recognizes the globalization efforts made by firms worldwide, and that is precisely why it continues to grow localization [...]

Gartner Positions Changepoint as a Visionary in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio Analysis Applications for Its barometerIT Solution

Changepoint Recognized as Visionary for Second Year in a Row TORONTO – MARCH 22, 2016: Changepoint, a leading provider of solutions for project portfolio management (PPM), enterprise portfolio management (EPM) and professional services automation (PSA), today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Changepoint barometerIT as a Visionary in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for Integrated IT Portfolio* [...]

5 steps to improved task management

This article isn’t going to focus on any one task management solution. What works best for you, your project, your project customer, your project team and your overall collaboration and reporting needs is for you to figure out and decide. But what I can and will discuss here is my own thoughts on five key [...]

Project management: Getting down to the basics

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Wouldn’t it be nice if we could break project management (PM) down to simple basics? Some key practices to follow that would simplify our lives as project managers and make repeatable successes a more likely concept going forward? Oh wait! I know the answer to this one. We can. It’s called project management best practices. Now, I [...]

How to tell if you’re in the market for a new PSA solution

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Business moves at the speed of light, it seems. And, if business is good, customer demands keep pouring in. That’s great! But not if you’re professional services organization (PSO) isn’t equipped to manage the demand. More often than not, being able to do a great job and fulfill engagements comes down to the tools we [...]

Professional services: The light at the end of the tunnel

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Since the economic crisis in 2008, professional services has been in state of recovery—with some years not looking so great. Even up until 2013, many industries were still recovering and PS wasn’t an exception. Growth rate for professional services organizations (PSOs) were flat-lining at a meager 5%. It looks like that is turning around. According [...]

The state of professional services: Where do you stand?

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Technology Services Industry Association (TSIA) and Changepoint recently released a joint white paper, The State of Professional Services Today, painting a pretty vivid picture of professional services (PS) in 2016. The truth is the landscape is shifting. And pretty rapidly, too. The straightforward delivery of services where Client X pays for service and PSO delivers has [...]