Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company

Many companies choose to hire consultants to establish an efficient system or process to enable desired success. We know that companies lose a significant amount of money when projects are handled ineffectively due to mismanagement, inefficient project managers etc. However, all problems are not solved miraculously by hiring a consulting company, especially one without the Read more about Do’s and Don’ts of Hiring a Project Management Consulting Company[…]

The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project

Project management is truly a juggling act. One day you have to deal with a tough client, the next day the team members have not completed the assigned tasks, then you end each day or week having to report everything back to your manager. The dynamics of any particular project change on a daily basis, Read more about The 5 Most Common Mistakes When Managing a Project[…]

5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant

  5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant   I saw a meme the other day quoting Macy’s CEO, Ed Finkelstein: “A consultant is someone who takes your watch away to tell you what time it is.”  Have consultants been reduced to the same stigma as a used car salesman?  Is consulting a Read more about 5 Signs it’s Time to Fire Your PPM Consultant[…]

Understanding the need for PPM Implementation – Article 2

In my previous blog , I had outlined the 4 major challenges faced by the organizations in their PPM (Project Portfolio Management) implementation . In my current blog, I will briefly discuss the underlying reasons behind the emerging need for PPM implementation. Project Portfolio Management is getting recognition more so in the last 5-10 years.  The overarching need for Read more about Understanding the need for PPM Implementation – Article 2[…]

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A sneak peek into the challenges in PPM Implementation – Article 1

Did you know? “About 60% of the organizations implement Project Portfolio Management (PPM) primarily to align their business objectives with their project objectives”. Why PPM? In order to stay competitive in today’s global business environment, there is a quintessential need for organizations to utilize their resources by working on projects that will satisfy both their Read more about A sneak peek into the challenges in PPM Implementation – Article 1[…]

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How to Build Reports Using OData Feeds

In this video you will learn how to build reports in Microsoft Project Server using odata feeds. Interested in how EPMA can help you with custom reporting? Contact us today at 713.400.9200 or [email protected] Thanks for watching! Please feel free to leave comments below or check out our other blogs on Microsoft Project, Project Server, Read more about How to Build Reports Using OData Feeds[…]

‘Just in Time’ Ordering in Microsoft Project

I have been working with a company that wanted to model their parts ordering process in a Microsoft Project schedule.  I.e. they want to order a part needed to complete a particular job.  They also want to model any lead times involved with the parts as some can take up to 3 months to arrive Read more about ‘Just in Time’ Ordering in Microsoft Project[…]