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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 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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Dietmar WettachDietmar Wettach Only Motivated Users Make IT Projects Successful

04/01/2008 by Dietmar Wettach

The introduction of a new IT solution entails a large deal of different changes. New roles and responsibilities must be defined, supported by additional new software. An early integration of the future users is of great importance, but very often, there is not enough attention paid to it.

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Dieter SteigerDieter Steiger SAP xRPM and HP PPM – Complementary Solutions?

02/07/2008 by Dieter Steiger

Whether in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for PPM or in evaluations for project portfolio management tools, HP PPM (HP Project and Portfolio Mangement Center) and SAP xRPM (xAPP Resource and Portfolio Management) are always positioned as competitors. But do the specific features of these very specialized solutions justify this positioning?

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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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