Project Management White Papers

Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over-and-over again.
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By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Refresh and reset are powerful additions to the arsenal of recovery tools found in Windows 8. Resetting reverts a machine back to a base image of the initial installation; refreshing a machine is a little less drastic in that it keeps some applications, and more importantly, keeps all user data safe while still fully cleansing a PC of many troublesome issues.

Tags : global knowkedge, windows, recovery, refresh, reset, windows 8, windows server, productivity
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP (or Office 2003), so now it's decision time for many organizations. Remarkably, Windows XP in early 2014 still holds somewhere between 15% and 25% of the overall PC operating system market, depending on whose analysis you read. Find out what to consider when upgrading from Windows XP to a new operating system.

Tags : global knowledge, windows xp, windows 7, windows 8, end of life, support lifecycle policy, best practices, product lifecycle management
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 has some great new features that will allow you to develop higher performing, more scalable next-generation applications using the hybrid cloud. Microsoft is building on the established foundation of SQL Server 2008 and 2012. Using similar architecture and management tools, customers will be able to smoothly upgrade their systems and skills based on the need for the new features and according to their own schedule.

Tags : microsoft exchange, project management, service management, cloud computing
    
By: Global Knowledge     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

AWS has introduced Auto Scaling so that you can take advantage of cloud computing without having to incur the costs of adding more personnel or building your own software. You can use Auto Scaling to scale for high availability, to meet increasing system demand, or to control costs by eliminating unneeded capacity. You can also use Auto Scaling to quickly deploy software for massive systems, using testable, scriptable processes to minimize risk and cost of deployment.

Tags : global knowledge, amazon auto scaling, cloud computing, security, best practices, productivity, project management
    
By: OutSystems     Published Date: Apr 01, 2014

This paper takes a look at reasons behind why IT is struggling to innovate and how you can fix this problem.

Tags : innovation, applications, cost, outsystems, transformation, application integration, business management, return on investment
    
By: ServiceNow     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

Eight top considerations on how to add mobile capabilities and support successfully, with the first three focusing on adding mobile views and functionality to business applications, the next three focusing on using increased mobility to help reinvent IT, and the final two bringing it all together.

Tags : simplify mobility, mobile capabilities, mobile views, functionality, business applications, connectivity, mobile computing, mobile data systems
    
By: ServiceNow     Published Date: Mar 27, 2014

This paper provides CIOs and IT leaders with an insight into three IT imperatives that IT executives used to re-position IT and transform the enterprise.

Tags : enterprise transformation, consolidation, self service, automation, visibility, it innovation, enterprise applications, productivity
    
By: ServiceNow     Published Date: Mar 26, 2014

Learn how creating a great service catalog can help alleviate the pressure of demonstrating the value of IT to the business and why many consider it to be fundamental to any IT improvement initiative.

Tags : service catalog, visibility, it value, compliance, service management, records management, itil, project management
    
By: IFS     Published Date: Dec 27, 2012

Realize the benefits of consolidating your ERP products down to one.

Tags : erp, enterprise resource planning, enterprise, integration, process management, project management, application integration, application performance management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

The Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) delivers on the promise of virtualization with a single unified system that integrates a unified fabric, embedded management, and powerful servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors.

Tags : cisco, virtualization, cisco inified computing system, best practices, customer interaction service, project management
    
By: Cisco     Published Date: Apr 08, 2014

CIOs and IT professionals know that as their businesses grow, the need for computing also grows.

Tags : cisco, ucs blades, server, unified computing systems, blade servers, enterprise software, productivity, project management
    
By: Centrix Software     Published Date: Mar 19, 2014

This paper highlights 5 things you may not know about Windows migrations, helping you to identify ways in which to avoid major obstacles.

Tags : windows migrations, desktop operating, systems, migration, project management, software compliance, service management, desktop management
    
By: AtTask EMEA     Published Date: Mar 11, 2014

An evaluation of the tools and methodologies available for project managers to help ensure success.

Tags : agile, enterprise, project management, methodologies
    
By: AtTask EMEA     Published Date: Mar 11, 2014

This piece examines the top 10 every day pains that prevent IT managers from getting work done and offers some new and trusted solutions for improving your productivity.

Tags : it managers, productivity, efficiency, employee performance, project management
    
By: AtTask EMEA     Published Date: Mar 11, 2014

Work chaos is the fiend that plagues enterprise teams. It emerges as a result of serious work mismanagement and can take a variety of forms. Understand the mismanagement and how to slay your work chaos dragons for good.

Tags : enterprise, efficiency, disconnection, chaos, management, best practices, technology, business management
    
By: Marketo     Published Date: Mar 11, 2014

Savvy B2B marketing leaders are going beyond revenue performance management to transform marketing into the architect of engagement across the customer life cycle. Lead-to-Revenue Management (L2RM) platform vendors are stepping up with tooling that enables customer-centric, multichannel, personalized marketing — at scale. Companies that have implemented an L2RM automation platform have seen results in both organizational maturity and business impact. According to a Forrester survey, L2RM platform users contribute more to the sales pipeline, have higher levels of process maturity, measure results more holistically and collaborate better with their sales colleagues.

Tags : marketo, forrester, b2b, l2rm, lead to revenue management, revenue management, marketing maturity, process maturity
    
By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 06, 2014

Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.

Tags : ibm, agile development, agile methods, safety critical systems development, project management, product development, productivity, qa quality assurance
    
By: Adobe     Published Date: Mar 05, 2014

Adobe has an exceptional understanding of, and a vision for, campaign management technology. We’ve drawn from our experience to create this document to help you better differentiate the myriad of solutions on the market. This guide provides a comprehensive list of questions and criteria to help companies evaluate campaign management solutions

Tags : adobe, technology, marketing, cmo, campaign management, customer, data, solutions
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Mar 04, 2014

As Americans spend an increasing amount of time on the internet, they’re demanding a more positive, intuitive, and instant online experience—each and every time. In short, they expect the time they invest in the Web to be worth every millisecond devoted to it. Likewise, business leaders know that every visit to an organization’s Website affects the way consumers view their companies as a whole. Thus, each online interaction must be better than good and, at best, generate positive buzz. Just one negative experience, after all, can generate a negative buzz heard around the world.

Tags : oracle, oracle cloud service, customer experience, self service, web experience, web services, project management, service management
    
By: Oracle     Published Date: Mar 04, 2014

Because the cloud is a consequence rather than the original destination, many companies are not organised for success.

Tags : oracle cloud, oracle, lob software, integration, project management, cloud computing
    
By: Innotas     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014

Professional Cat Herding and project management share much in common. This ebook takes a fun (and educational) approach to achieving 360 degree visibility into projects and ensure strategic alignment with your business goals.

Tags : innotas, project management system, portfolio management, project management office, it governance, governance model, resource management software, ppm software
    
By: Innotas     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014

A complex and chaotic IT infrastructure has become an albatross around the neck for many businesses. Following guidance from the age-old text, Tao de Ching, this eBook walks you through the 10 steps to achieving enlightenment through Integrated IT Portfolio Management.

Tags : innotas, project management system, portfolio management, project management office, it governance, governance model, resource management software, ppm software
    
By: Innotas     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014

It's not your fault that you're stuck in Spreadsheet prison. We know you're innocent. There’s a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called “cells.” This ebook outlines why spreadsheets deserve the death sentence and articulates the benefits of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management.

Tags : spreadsheets, innotas, project management system, portfolio management, project management office, it governance, governance model, resource management software
    
By: Innotas     Published Date: Jan 09, 2014

Learn to escape the chaos of regulatory compliance with Integrated IT Portfolio Management. This eBook for healthcare IT executive shares how to gain greater visibility into the delivery and execution of complex projects such as implementing EHR implementation, ICD-10 compliance efforts and the Affordable Care Act.

Tags : innotas, meaningful use, icd-10 compliance, project management system, portfolio management, project management office, it governance, governance model
    
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