Application integration is the process of exchanging data between two or more business/application systems. Integration between software applications presents a unique set of challenges. The author describes seven best practices that can be applied to any integration effort, large or small, to improve delivery results.
Are you wondering if your project plan has everything in it that it needs to have? Apply this checklist to it and see.
Simply put, scope is the size of the project. But there’s more to it than that!
Before you submit your project plan for final approval, you'd better check it over. Learn the steps for cross-checking a project plan.
This document describes a template for a bottom-up project cost estimation worksheet based on a project WBS having disciplines as basic elements. The worksheet is based on WBS elements commonly adopted on the development of new products in the electromechanical industry involving HW and SW development, qualification, integration of new components into a system, development of system configuration rules, training and industrialization.
|A.||Ask to take the idea back to your desk for a week or so. There you can confer with other employees and do additional research on his idea before you give him your response.|
|B.||The Ilities are the group of mythical Greek women who protected Homer and saw to it that he won every battle. Use the story of the Greek heroes, who found courage by relying on the idea of protectors backing them to mentally allow you to gain the confidence to discuss the project ideas.|
|C.||The responsibility for choosing projects belongs solely with your boss. Tell him that you are flattered that he has asked your opinion, but you feel that your role is just to fulfill the project requirements he sends to you in writing.|
|D.||There is a list of quality checkpoints called the “Ilities”. They are also useful when evaluating a project at conception to see if it is worthwhile to pursue, or if it should be dropped.|
All project managers should have individual management and development plans for team members, and there should also be an overall team management plan that looks at the team collectively and addresses any issues that may exist with the group. This template includes plans for both individual and team, and is based on Paul Hersey and Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership Model (readily available online) as that provides a simple-to-understand way to look at teams.
As our series continues to help you alleviate meeting madness, we talk about the various types of meetings we attend and how the agenda format should take the meeting purpose into account--and how nearly all meetings can be grouped into one of four categories.
The flawless maritime response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings validated the campaign to change the status quo and prepare for the unthinkable through benchmarking, validation, consensus, training and implementation.
A blog that looks at all aspects of project and program finances from budgets and accounting to getting a pay rise and managing contracts.
A trip to Paris was an invaluable experience that broadened this writer's awareness to a different country and culture--and taught her about life and how these lessons can be applied to project management.