Archive for November 2007

Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi beteo Miniguides – P&PM Market Survey

11/29/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Today’s PPM market is changing. The term PPM as a software category is used by Project Portfolio Management (PPM) as well as Project Management (PM) software vendors. For the sake of clarity there should be a comprehensive category including both subcategories: Project & Portfolio Management (P&PM).

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Portfolio Management – Miniguide

11/22/2007 by Marco Gerussi

In the articles “PPM – Gartner Causes Confusion” and “Project Portfolio – Hype and More” we covered the issue of the nonspecific use of the term PPM.

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Nicolaj AmmannNicolaj Ammann SAP Search Guide

11/22/2007 by Nicolaj Ammann

Searching the right information in the SAP information jungle can be quite time consuming. This guide is  intended to help to SAP professionals to quickly find answers to typical questions on the internet. For each proposed search starting point prerequisites as well as an estimate for the time needed to find the solution are listed.This list for sure does not claim to be complete, so it does not reflect information needs specific to versions of SAP. 

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi PPM – Alibi Without Impact Analysis

11/16/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Project Portfolio and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) are well established terms used in many industries and heavily by software vendors. Accordingly, there are some standards and a number of software solutions that support the planning and controlling of ideas, initiatives and projects. But do these approaches and tools really meet the actual needs of organizations?

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi PPM – Gartner Causes Confusion

11/16/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Stimulated by HP’s limiting use of “Portfolio Management” in the new name of its powerful IT Governance solution HP PPM, we already covered the often misinterpreted and ambiguous use of the term “Project Portfolio” in earlier blogs.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Portfolio – Hype and More

11/15/2007 by Marco Gerussi

After the acquisition of Mercury HP has changed the product name of Mercury ITG to HP Project Portfolio Management Center, HP PPM. Dieter Steiger criticized this new naming already in his blog “Lifecycle Management – HP BTO makes it happen!”.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger Lifecycle Management – HP BTO Makes It Happen

11/12/2007 by Dieter Steiger

This article shows how Application Lifecycle Management can be implemented for large SAP installations. A description of the respective software components can be found on HP’s BTO website.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi ERP4IT – the Vision Found its Way into Wikipedia

11/08/2007 by Marco Gerussi

Enterprise Resource Planning for Information Technology (ERP for IT, ERP4IT) describes the automation of information technology (IT). Therefore ERP4IT focuses on the automated IT itself and not on the automation of business processes by IT.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP Template Distribution – a One Way Street?

11/08/2007 by Dieter Steiger

Inconsistent customization settings – a typical issue of decentral SAP systems
Large SAP installations with multiple decentral system landscapes struggle to keep SAP customization settings consistent across the company. Conventional approaches , e.g. SAP Template Customization, to distribute templates lead inevitably to inconsistencies. Maintaining a consistent system requires extraodinary effort.

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