May 25, 2017

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 [...]

PPM 101: The why and the how of it

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Every single organization relies on portfolios, programs, and projects to keep moving. Whether it’s an ongoing project or a new one, every change is measured as such … and managed as such. But portfolios, programs, and projects aren’t what provide value to an organization—value lies in how the initiatives are executed. That’s where project portfolio [...]

You’re Doing Projects Right, But Are You Doing the Right Projects to Start?

PM World Journal recently published an article penned by our president Mark Upson, with words of wisdom on Doing the Right Projects vs. Doing Projects Right. In his piece, Mark explores the challenges businesses face in aligning strategy (doing the right projects) with execution (doing the projects right). He also gives hope to this ever-evolving [...]

How Failing Fast Can Help You Succeed More Quickly

According to Bill Gates: “it’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”, and I think this is something that can apply to most areas of life. Throughout the years, everyone from Roosevelt to J.K. Rowling has had their say on the matter; the common message being that [...]

Changepoint Announces New Business Execution Management Platform

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Today is an exciting day for the Changepoint team as we officially launch our new Business Execution Management™ (BEM) Platform, which allows customers to connect strategy with execution, become more agile, and improve organizational performance. We designed this platform with the understanding that technologies, industries, and organizations are ever-changing while most business processes are unable [...]

Changepoint Heads to Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2015 to Unveil Business Execution Management Platform

Over the next few months we’ll be traveling around the globe to attend three upcoming Gartner Symposium/ITxpo events happening in the United States, Spain and Australia. On October 5th, during the U.S. event, we’ll officially unveil our Business Execution Management (BEM) platform to the public for the first-time. Then in Spain and Australia we’ll continue the [...]

Changepoint to Demo Daptiv PPM and BMC Software Integration Capabilities at BMC Engage

As we begin to settle into the Fall season, the Changepoint team is heading to Las Vegas, NV to attend BMC Software’s BMC Engage IT Conference. While we’re there we’ll demonstrate the unique benefits of Daptiv PPM’s exclusive integration with BMC Software’s Remedy IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions. BMC Software, the global leader in software solutions for [...]

Setting up Revenue Recognition for a Fixed-Fee Deliverable

Part 45 - Setting up Revenue Recognition for a Fixed-Fee Deliverable You can set up revenue recognition rules for a fixed-fee deliverable in an engagement. Find out how in this short eLearning video: Read the “Advantages of eLearning” article. Read more on Changepoint eLearning. According to trainingworld.com, eLearning can enhance information retention 25-60% over traditional classroom training. With [...]

3 Ways to Ensure Your New Product’s Business Value

By Tom Yang, Changepoint Sales Engineer Cha-Ching! To a Project Manager that’s the sound of your organization committing to a new product – knowing that now that the money has been spent it’s time for you to get things in place to support the investment. As with most large business purchases, but especially software, it’s [...]