Project Management

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  • Downloads // Jun 2001

    Download our project definition template for small and medium-size projects

    The first part of planning a project is to define the work. Download this project template to create a definition document to guide you through a project. This template focuses on the basic information you need for a small or medium-size project.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Cost vs. ROI: Is There Value to Virtualization and Cloud Computing?

    Done correctly, organizations should gain several advantages from server virtualization and cloud computing that will improve their overall ROI: less capex spending, greater flexibility and scalability, more security options with a hybrid cloud and overall savings. Cloud computing also enables greater agility, which is difficult to quantify but can contribute...

    Provided By Windstream Communications

  • Case Studies // Jul 2014

    Cincinnati Zoo transforms customer experience and boosts profits

    The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is one of the nation's most popular attractions, a Top 10 Zagat-rated Zoo, and a Top Zoo for Children according to Parent's Magazine. Each year, more than 1.3 million people visit its 71-acre site, which is home to more than 500 animal and 3,000...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Why test for skills?

    In an era when human resources departments are constantly being asked to do more with less, it’s clear that something needs to be done. As more and more resumes pile up for each position, HR teams need help to make a quality hire quickly. Fortunately, IBM Smarter Workforce technology...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Top Ten Compensation Mistakes Made by Small Businesses

    We know it is easy for small businesses to fall into the trap of treating compensation performance as ""something to worry about when we get bigger."" The fact is, organizations of all sizes need to attract, retain and motivate employees, and compensation is a critical element in any strong talent...

    Provided By IBM

  • Webcasts // Apr 2011

    Meet Frida, The Robot That'll Staff The 24-Hour Production Line

    Swiss manufacturer ABB has revealed a prototype robot called Frida that's designed to be dexterous enough to replace a human being on a production line. It's a good thing that'll alleviate employee shortages, not subjugate the human race.

    Provided By Mansueto Ventures

  • White Papers // Mar 2006

    Selecting the Right Project Management Methodology

    Many professionals are not aware of the differences between project management methodologies and System Development LifeCycles (SDLCs) / product methodologies, or why it is important to use a consistent project management approach. The two types of methodologies are significantly different as they are designed to address different issues and achieve...

    Provided By KLR Consulting

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Want To Be More Effective?: Learn To Listen

    Listening can be a very powerful business tool. The value of communication is often discussed in company meetings, but is anyone actually taking the time to listen to what is being said? Listening may seem like a simple activity, but it is not always an easy one. The person who...

    Provided By KLR Consulting

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Making The Most Of Your Time

    If you are like most people, you struggle to find enough time to complete everything on your daily or weekly to-do list. In recent years, the entire working environment seems to have sped up. But someone forgot to add more hours to the day as they added all of the...

    Provided By KLR Consulting

  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    KLR Consulting: Inspiring Success In Your Leaders And Teams

    Robert Mann Packaging has grown from two people to its current staff of 250 and Mann the CEO of the company was looking to position the company to successfully address his clients' current needs, plus prepare for any future demands that come with growth. Mann knew the management team needed...

    Provided By KLR Consulting

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Downward Wage Rigidity And Optimal Steady State Inflation

    This paper contains research conducted within the Wage Dynamics Network (WDN). The WDN is a research network consisting of economists from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the National Central Banks (NCBs) of the EU countries. The WDN aims at studying in depth the features and sources of wage and...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // May 2011

    On The Importance Of Sectoral And Regional Shocks For Price-Setting

    The authors use a novel disaggregate sectoral euro area data set with a regional breakdown to investigate price changes and suggest a new method to extract factors from over-lapping data blocks. This allows them to separately estimate aggregate, sectoral, country-specific and regional components of price changes. They thereby provide an...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    The Normalized CES Production Function: Theory And Empirics

    The elasticity of substitution between capital and labor and, in turn, the direction of technical change are critical parameters in many fields of economics. Until recently, though, the application of production functions with non-unitary substitution elasticities (i.e., non Cobb Douglas) was hampered by empirical and theoretical uncertainties. As has recently...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    What Lies Beneath? A Time-varying Favar Model For The UK Transmission Mechanism

    This paper uses a time-varying Factor Augmented VAR to investigate the evolving transmission of monetary policy and demand shocks in the UK. Simultaneous estimation of time-varying impulse responses of a large set of macroeconomic variables and disaggregated prices suggest that the response of inflation, money supply and asset prices to...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Apr 2011

    Price And Wage Setting In Portugal: Learning By Asking

    This paper presents the main findings of a survey conducted on a sample of Portuguese firms. The main aim was to identify some relevant characteristics about the dynamics of prices and wages in Portugal. The most important conclusions are: changes to wages are more synchronized than changes to prices; most...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Myopic Governments And Welfare-Enhancing Debt Limits

    This paper studies welfare consequences of a soft borrowing constraint on sovereign debt which is modeled as a proportional fine per unit of debt exceeding some reference value. Debt is the result of myopic fiscal policy where the government is assumed to have a smaller discount factor than the private...

    Provided By European Central Bank

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Compliance With EU Electronic Signature Regulations in Microsoft BizTalk Server Environment

    All the software targeted at electronic commerce enterprises, both in Europe and elsewhere, will have to take into account local and unionwide laws and regulations regarding electronic document formats, signatures, authentication, and validation. This white paper suggests ways to make the enterprise IT infrastructure based on Microsoft BizTalk Server compliant...

    Provided By EldoS

  • Downloads // May 2012

    Smart Tools to Keep Your Data Clean

    This toolkit of programming APIs for .NET will verify addresses, phone numbers and email addresses at point of entry or in batch so you have clean contact data to power your applications, reduce waste and maintain contact with customers and prospects. Download a free trial now!

    Provided By Melissa Data Corp

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Discover How Mail Express Solves 2 of Your Biggest IT Headaches

    Email. It can be the source of some of IT's biggest headaches. As it eats up storage and bandwidth, it also opens up holes in your IT security plan. But there is good news. Mail Express can easily solve your most troublesome headaches surrounding email and it can reduce costs,...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Data on the Move = Business on the Move; How Strategic Secure Managed File Transfer Adds Value and Drives Business

    This whitepaper describes the formal and informal file-sharing methods business employees use to perform their daily functions and explains that, from sending small text documents to multi-gigabyte video files, the right managed file transfer (MFT) solution can allow such transfers to continue without risking the security of the corporate network....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Users want Mobile File Access. IT Managers want Control. You can have Both.

    This whitepaper examines the way in which enterprise mobility has both increased employee productivity and decreased the security of corporate networks. The paper discusses the challenges IT managers have with controlling the "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) trend to allow mobile users to have access to the corporate network. Explained...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    4G Cross-Layer Closed Loop Control Scheduling

    Packet and resource scheduling are two distinct tasks inside the medium access control layer of a wireless system of the fourth generation. Packet scheduling is the determination of the ordering of packets among competing connections or users, where the server itself is not specified. Resource Scheduling (RS) is the determination...

    Provided By RWSoftware

  • White Papers // May 2008

    Adopting Agile Development, Part 3: The Role of Agile Stakeholders

    This paper discusses the different types of stakeholders in an agile process and what their roles entail. Stakeholders in the Srum process are highlighted. In software development, a stakeholder is a party who affects, or can be affected by, an organization's actions. The stakeholders are the entities within or outside...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Getting Strategic About Quality: Using the Borland Quality Maturity Curve to Create a Lifecycle Quality Management Plan for Lasting Change

    This paper describes how one can use Borland's Quality Maturity Curve (QMC) concept to break this unproductive cycle and achieve quality objectives in an efficient, step-by-step manner. One will learn how Borland's approach to Lifecycle Quality Management (LQM) enables one to determine manageable, achievable, and affordable steps to improving the...

    Provided By Borland

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    "Integrated" In-Store Infrastructure Management

    In the age of customer centricity, the "Moment of truth" dawns when a customer meets the service that a retailer has to offer at the point of purchase. Leading retailers are responding by banking on in-store technologies such as Mobility, Self-service, and Biometrics to attract, assist, and transact with the...

    Provided By Wipro Technologies

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    10 Ways Requirements Can Sabotage Your Projects Right From the Start

    The future success of Project Managers (PM) and the Project Management Office (PMO)s comes down to one thing—identifying and eradicating the causes of project failure right at the source. This paper shines a spotlight on a 10 major root causes of project failure in every organization that most PMs and...

    Provided By Blueprint Software

  • White Papers // Aug 2013

    Requirement Definitions and Management for Dummies

    Enterprises have never found software more indispensable. The importance of specifying, developing (or acquiring), and implementing business applications correctly has increased in recent years. By reading this report organisations will learn all about the trends in the strange new world of business and the vital role that the business analyst...

    Provided By Blueprint Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Equipment Leasing Brokers

    Finance leases are an advantageous form of lease financing because it gives you the option to purchase equipment after a period of time for a nominal fee, usually one dollar. Equipment leasing brokers who offer these types of leases can help your business if you plan to keep the equipment...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Equipment Leasing Companies

    Every business needs some type of equipment in order to operate. Some companies require office equipment like laser printers and computers, while others require medical supplies like ultrasound machines and heart monitors. In order to keep their equipment current or to acquire the necessary technology to do business, many companies...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Medical Equipment Leasing Company Search Tips

    There are a lot of businesses that need regular access to quality medical equipment - home health care agencies, registered nurses, and social services agencies. However, keeping an inventory of medical equipment is usually far too expensive and cumbersome for these organizations to handle. As a result, many companies turn...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    When Is Welding Equipment Leasing The Right Choice?

    As a business owner you need to make decisions everyday that allow you to spend your operating capital in the most effective manner possible. If you are looking at whether you should buy or lease your welding equipment, you have to consider how long you plan on using the equipment,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Industrial Equipment Leasing

    The term "Industrial equipment" can have many meanings, but it usually boils down to two words: big and expensive. Unless a business has sufficient liquid capital to finance every piece of machinery it needs, it must look toward other options, such as industrial equipment leasing. This leaves cash available for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Leasing Measurement Equipment

    If you own or manage a business in electronic systems management or analysis, you'll likely need a wide variety of measurement equipment. You'll need to be familiar with manufacturers' specifications, proper calibration standards, and other information that will facilitate solid relationships with your clients and accurate readings at job sites....

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Equipment Leasing

    If your company needs costly new equipment but can't afford the expense, don't fret. The best equipment leasing companies can help you secure the equipment you need by spreading your payments out over time. That lets you use your capital to grow your business and put the equipment to work...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Construction Equipment Lease Agreement Providers

    Securing an equipment lease agreement for your construction company makes good business sense. Skid steer loaders, loaders, backhoes, and excavators all get significant wear and tear, so investing in an outright purchase can be an expensive gamble. There are three main types of providers you can turn to for an...

    Provided By BuyerZone.com

  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    eGuide: Winning Through Talent in Uncertain Times

    Is your business feeling the pinch in this turbulent market? Are you experiencing what we're reading in the headlines everyday? While your competitors are grappling with decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and disengaged employees amid these uncertain times, you could be focused on maximizing employee performance ? to make relative...

    Provided By SuccessFactors, Inc.

  • Case Studies // Jan 2009

    ImageNow for Higher Education

    Imagine the impact at one's college or university of having a direct connection to student, personnel and business operations information. One would make admissions and financial aid decisions more quickly, provide better service to students and staff, boost productivity and more. For Cornell University, the University of Cambridge, University of...

    Provided By Perceptive Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Enterprise Quality Management: Automotive Issues And Perspectives

    With ISO/TS16949:2002 global quality standard set to replace QS 9000, the automotive industry is poised for change. While QS 9000 is based on requirements from the Big three automakers, ISO/TS16949:2002 not only combines ISO 9001:2000, but includes automotive requirements from national and international quality standards (QS 9000, VDA 6.1, EAQF...

    Provided By MetricStream

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Enhance Quality Tracking And Process Efficiency Optimization In Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    The pharmaceutical industry is among the most heavily regulated, both in the product development, clinical trial and manufacturing phases. The nature of this industry demands the highest standard of production precision and detailed product and process reviews. This stringency calls for a robust software solution that can address the most...

    Provided By MetricStream

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Seven Deadly Sins Of Project Management

    Projects which lack deliberate thought and meander from milestone to milestone are common in small business and large businesses. People leading the project, who have little, if any, experience leading projects is the ever present factor. Insentience is the most common failure mode of projects and project teams in businesses....

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