Tuesday Jan 29, 2013
Thursday Jan 24, 2013
By Melissa Centurio Lopes on Jan 24, 2013
Click here today to read the EPPM Information InDepth Newsletter.
Don’t miss reading this quarterly newsletter where you can read about and stay up-to-date on topics such as:
- Highlighted Oracle Primavera news articles;
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- Discover and mark your calendars with upcoming Oracle Primavera webcasts and events;
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- And discover much, much more just by clicking here…
Tuesday Jan 22, 2013
By Melissa Centurio Lopes on Jan 22, 2013
Register today for our on-demand Webcast.
Planning and forecasting can be challenging with traditional planning applications and manual modeling techniques.
Today, leading companies are adding predictive modeling to bring statistical techniques such as Monte Carlo simulation into the mix. Sound too math-intense and complicated? Not anymore. Join our webcast and hear speaker: Hilary Emmett, Crystal Ball Solution Specialist.
Friday Jan 18, 2013
By Melissa Centurio Lopes on Jan 18, 2013
Gaps in key pieces of information are causing many C-level
executives to make important decisions about projects without fully
understanding the inherent risks and opportunities.
This is one of the main findings in “Putting the Truth on the Table,” the latest in a series of reports about strategic project portfolio management by The EPPM Board, an international steering group of senior industry executives, academics, and commentators.
This report analyzes the root causes of information gaps and concludes that executives should be focusing on four areas: evolving corporate culture to gain more-accurate information, analyzing opportunity as well as risk, achieving greater visibility into supplier operations to help mitigate risk, and implementing practices that improve the relevance of information presented to management and enhance the overall health of the project portfolio.
1. Evolve the Culture Toward Truth and Visibility
The EPPM Board found that senior leaders might not get the insights they need due to how staff members report issues and problems. One example is excessive optimism, which was apparent when the Cranfield School of Management analyzed 400 projects and found no reports of impending glitches. To address behavioral challenges such as these, the C-suite must have technologies in place to collect information anonymously, such as through mobile devices and apps.
2. Analyze and Weigh Opportunity As Thoroughly As Risk
Operations and delivery teams often concentrate on identifying and managing risk, but this approach can miss important opportunities. Using enterprise project portfolio management technology can identify opportunities for turning portfolios into strategic assets that produce measurable benefits. The portfolio can then be viewed as an investment that can be advanced in different directions as the fundamentals behind a strategy change.
3. Reach Beyond Organizational Walls for Insight into Supplier Operations and Capabilities
Suppliers and contractors are often judged solely by their ability to meet deadlines and manage costs, but this limited criteria may conceal underlying risks. The C-suite should insist on detailed reports about how effective major suppliers and contractors are at delivering projects when confronted with change. This level of visibility enables executives to make strategic decisions on the suitability of third parties beyond mere cost.
4. Implement Project Assurance Practices
Project assurance provides impartial assessments about the necessary resources and risks needed to ensure successful implementations of capital investments. But some organizations fall short when developing unbiased and comprehensive analyses. Creating the new role of chief project officer may provide a resource who can gather and present data in a way that is relevant to C-level leaders.
The full report delves into each of these areas in detail—and reinforces The EPPM Board’s findings that improving C-level insight is critical to enabling better business decisions.
Download “Putting the Truth on the Table” by The EPPM Board.
Thursday Jan 03, 2013
By Melissa Centurio Lopes on Jan 03, 2013
Register today for the 5-part Primavera Unifier Webcast Series:
- Part 1 Automated Capital Planning with Primavera Unifier – 16th January 2013
Discover how you can manage all of your capital portfolios with full top-down and bottom-up visibility
- Part 2 Comprehensive Cost Control with Primavera Unifier – 6th February 2013
Discover how you can manage all costs throughout the project lifecycle in one tool
- Part 3 Project Delivery Management with Primavera Unifier – 27th February 2013
Gain unparalleled workflow and task management capabilities for the entire team, in one single, easy-to-deploy SaaS or on-premise solution.
- Part 4 Centralized Facilities Management with Primavera Unifier – 20th March 2013
Discover the centralized lifecycle system for projects and facilities management
- Part 5 Real Estate Management with Primavera Unifier - 10th April 2013
Learn how you can achieve fully automated business processes for lease requests, transaction management and planning approvals
- Discover new agility and build your competitive advantage
- Specialization in the Capital Asset Lifecycle
- Keeping the Lights On: Transform your business today to meet the challenges of tomorrow
- Oracle Industry Connect Brings Together Leaders to Share Insight and Industry-Specific Best Practices at New Conference
- Manufacturing Today—Innovation and Operational Excellence how to Compete in a Global Marketplace
- University of Utah Uses Oracle’s Primavera Unifier to Save US$11.5 Million in Budgeted Construction Project Costs
- The EPPM Board Weighs In on Top Industry Controversies
- New Webcast with CIO Magazine: Financial Services CIOs Drive Innovation with Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Solutions
- University of Minnesota Saves Millions with Fewer Construction Change Orders and Claims, Improves Collaboration with Project Management Solution
- Unlock the cash trapped in your contingency budgets