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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi ITIL, PRINCE2, PMI – Just Paper Tigers?

09/01/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Historically developed IT structure
Within their IT organizations, enterprises historically distinguish between project business, IT operations and IT development. In addition to these separate areas, there are several processes and systems for project requests, notification of incidents and problem management.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Is Tool-Supported Test Management Profitable?

08/18/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Every software project targets at providing high-quality software within the frame of a cost and time schedule. tool-based IT test management usually accompanies the whole software development process and partly adds to reaching this goal. This includes tasks like requirements management, test planning, test design, test execution, test evaluation as well as a superordinate defects management.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Roadmap: Quick Wins with Iterations

07/17/2008 by Marco Gerussi

My blog Scoping – A Guarantee for Success through Harmonized Expectations describes how to identify factors that are most relevant to the success of the project:

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Project Scoping – Aligning Expectations

07/01/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Projects often fail to be successful due to diverging, badly aligned expectations
Dozens of statistics seem to suggest that there are dozens of reasons why projects fail to be successful. However, a great deal of them are attributable to vaguely defined objectives, problems related to technical architecture and a lack of management support. These causes, in turn, are in most cases due to either too optimistic or diverging expectations of the parties involved. Very often, projects are initiated without having identified and documented expectations as well as requirements on the part of all expert and management key roles.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi SAP Change Impact Management – PHW Business School and beteo study

06/30/2008 by Marco Gerussi

In collaboration with the PHW Business School, Zurich, Switzerland we are conducting  a study in the IT Change Impact Management area.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi Proof of Concept – Less Risk for System Implementations

06/26/2008 by Marco Gerussi

Scoping for defined requirements and harmonized expectations
The scoping approach allows you to define requirements, expectations and project scopes when systems, methods and processes are implemented. This results in aligned expectations, a well-designed system architecture, defined requirements as well as a structured implementation roadmap. If the roadmap is implemented in several iterations, quick wins are achieved in addition to a direct benefit to the project client and the users.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi HP PPM and MS Project – Synergy Potential with Challenges

01/18/2008 by Marco Gerussi

The upgrade from Mercury ITG 6.0 to HP PPM 7.0 entailed a much improved project management module. Project Management has been separated from the actual PPM workbench and is now available as a “zero client” over the web. The new Project Management Cockpit centrally integrates all project activities from modules like Portfolio Management and Resource Management. At a glance, the most important milestones, project status, project risks, scope changes, resource availability and issues show up. Project health or project controlling indicators like Schedule Performance Index (SPI) or Cost Performance Index (CPI) can be automatically calculated and graphically represented.

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Marco GerussiMarco Gerussi beteo Miniguides – Project Collaboration

12/11/2007 by Marco Gerussi

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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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