Entries by Alisa Jenkins

Versata Acquires EPM Live from Upland Software

Shared Vision Fuels Acquisition of Project Management Software Leader AUSTIN, TX (March 14, 2016) Versata Enterprises, Inc., announced today the acquisition of EPM Live from Austin-based Upland Software. EPM Live, in combination with SharePoint, provides an enterprise work engine for teams to manage and collaborate on cross-organization projects. EPM Live’s products are the only full PPM […]

EPM Live Practical Project Risk Management

View Slides – Practical Project Risk Management – March 3, 2016 Risks exist on projects because by definition, projects possess uncertainty. Organizations that ignore risks experience reduced project success rates due to the wasted effort and delays that result from dealing with issues that weren’t addressed. Risk management methodologies address this challenge, but tend to be […]

Setting up the Reluctant Project Managers for Success

Written by Brad Egeland Some of us choose to manage projects.  Some of us planned this process out for quite some time and took steps to move into the project management position.  Others fall into it by accident…some even against their will.  However we fall into the position, productivity and organization, it is expected of […]

4 Ingredients for PMO Success

Written by Brad Egeland I’ve created, helped create and managed projects in probably more than a dozen project management offices (PMOs). I can’t say I’m an expert really on project management offices, but I’ve seen enough stalled and failed PMOs to know many things about what doesn’t work. That in turns helps me figure out […]

BRAND NEW! EPM Live Fusion Boot Camp: March 7-11, 2016

EPM Live Fusion Boot Camp Join us for our BRAND NEW Boot Camp – Offered as Three Sessions! See the attached Boot Camp Syllabus, Prerequisites, and Agenda for more details! EPM Live Fusion Boot Camp Agenda EPM Live Fusion Boot Camp Syllabus EPM Live Fusion Boot Camp Prerequisites – No Link   <<Registration Site Will […]

5 Reasons Why Effective Project Communication is Critical

Written by Brad Egeland A lot of things are happening on projects daily – especially when critical phases are in progress, or key tasks are being worked on or issues are rising to the top. Sometimes projects are running smoothly and sometimes they are experiencing many bumps in the road.  The common thread throughout the […]

How to Prioritize Projects When Each One is Critical

How to Prioritize Projects When Each One is Critical – Jan 26, 2016 from Upland Software on Vimeo. View Slides – Project Prioritization Jan 26, 2016. During the project intake process all projects are considered critical, all others never get approved. So how do you decide which “critical” projects are most critical? These decisions are typically […]

Gaining Organizational Support for Project Management

Written by Brad Egeland As organizations grow, the need for structure to wrap around those projects – software and otherwise – that come up grows as well. Let’s face it, they’re always projects, right? Not everyone can see the forest for the trees and see those for what they really are right – projects. But […]

5 Can’t Miss Project Management Interview Tips

Written by Brad Egeland Are you ready to spread your wings and seek out a new project management job in your organization or perhaps another company? Maybe you’re looking at a contract position for the next 6 or 12 months. Whatever you’re doing…you’re looking for a change. And you’re probably hoping for more money. If […]

The Important Part of the Project Meeting – the Follow-up

Written by Brad Egeland You’ve held your very important project meeting…they are all important, right? At least they are if you call them because you don’t call needless meetings like so many others. You only call meetings that matter and conduct weekly project meetings diligently because you follow project management best practices that say you […]