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Project Management Software Systems - Requirements, Selection Process and Products (6th Edition) Product Image

Project Management Software Systems - Requirements, Selection Process and Products (6th Edition)

  • Published: June 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 226 Pages
  • BARC


  • CA Technologies
  • Compuware
  • Daptiv
  • Deltek
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Microsoft
  • MORE

The sixth edition of the successful BARC report, ""Project Management Software Systems"", has recently been updated to provide you with the most complete and up-to-date guide to a successful project management software selection program.

If you are planning to purchase project management software for your organization, this report from BARC puts the facts at your fingertips to help you select the best tool to match your requirements. As well as providing detailed reviews of eleven of the leading products on the market, this report will give you all the background information you need to conduct a swift and successful evaluation and selection project.

The first section of the report is a structured, easy-to-follow guide to the best practices and theory behind the tool selection process. Among the many highlights of this comprehensive report, you will discover:

- The critical success factors in the product selection process;

- The stages involved in the process of finding and implementing the right project management software;

- Which types of project management software are best suited to your organization;

- The various architectures and technologies READ MORE >

I. An Introduction to Project Management Software

1. How to work with this report

2. The Product Selection Process
2.1. Structured Approach – A Process Model

2.2. Defining the Situation and Formulating Requirements

2.3. Selection of Appropriate Potential Products

2.4. Deciding on a Product & Supplier

2.5. Success Factors

3. Implementing Project Management Software
3.1. Piloting the Software

3.2. Roll-Out Concept

3.3. Qualification and Training

3.4. User Support and Specialized Coaching

3.5. Integrating PM software into existing software systems

3.6. Ongoing Improvement

3.7. Management Support

4. Architectures and Technologies
4.1. Software Architectures

4.2. Configuration

4.3. Enterprise Application Integration

4.4. Security

5. Project Management Software Maturity
5.1. Single-Project Management Systems

5.2. Multi-Project Management Systems

5.3. Enterprise Project Management Systems

5.4. Performance-oriented Project Management Systems

5.5. Knowledge-oriented Project Management Systems

6. The M-Model as a Frame of Reference
6.1. The M-Model

6.2. Areas of Interest

7. Project Management Software Functionality
7.1. Idea Generation / Lead Mgmt

7.1.1. Creativity Techniques

7.1.2. Idea / Project Classification

7.1.3. Lead Management

7.1.4. Project Status/Project Process Management

7.2. Idea Evaluation

7.2.1. Estimation of Effort

7.2.2. Resource Needs Specification

7.2.3. Risk Estimation

7.2.4. Profitability Analysis

7.2.5. Project Budgeting

7.2.6. Offer Management

7.3. Portfolio Planning

7.3.1. Organizational Budgeting

7.3.2. Project Assessment

7.3.3. Project Portfolio Optimization

7.3.4. Project Portfolio Configuration

7.4. Program Planning

7.4.1. Project Templates

7.4.2. Resource Master Data

7.4.3. Resource Assignment Work?ow

7.4.4. Resource Allocation

7.5. Project Planning

7.5.1. Work Breakdown Structure Planning

7.5.2. Scope / Product Planning

7.5.3. Network Planning

7.5.4. Scheduling

7.5.5. Resource Leveling

7.5.6. Risk Planning

7.5.7. Cost Planning

7.6. Project Controlling

7.6.1. Change Request Management

7.6.2. (Travel) Expense Management

7.6.3. Timesheet

7.6.4. Cost Controlling

7.6.5. Meeting Support

7.7. Program Controlling

7.7.1. Status Reporting

7.7.2. Deviation Analysis / Earned Value

7.7.3. Quality Controlling

7.7.4. Versioning

7.7.5. Milestone Controlling

7.8. Portfolio Controlling

7.8.1. Performance Measurement

7.8.2. Dashboard

7.8.3. Organizational Budget Controlling

7.9. Program Termination

7.9.1. Knowledge Portal

7.9.2. Competence Database / Yellow Pages

7.9.3. Project Archiving

7.9.4. Searching

7.10.Project Termination

7.10.1. Invoicing

7.10.2. Document Management

7.10.3. Supplier and Claim Management

7.11.Administration / Configuration

7.11.1. Workflow Management

7.11.2. Access Control

7.11.3. Report Development

7.11.4. Form Development

7.11.5. User-defened Data Structures

7.11.6. Microsoft Project Interface

7.11.7. Application Programming Interface

7.11.8. Offline Usage

II. Market Overview

8. Research Design
8.1. Selection of Systems and Research Process

8.2. Derivation of Evaluation Criteria

8.3. Evaluation of Systems

8.4. Aggregation of the Assessment Results

8.5. Structure of the Product Descriptions

9. Product Assessments
9.1. CA PPM Clarity

9.2. Changepoint

9.3. Daptiv PPM

9.4. Deltek Project Suite

9.5. HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) Center

9.6. Microsoft Project Server 2010

9.7. Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

9.8. Planisware 5

9.9. Planview Enterprise

9.10.SAP Business Suite
(ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 4),
SAP RPM 4.5, SAP cProjects 4.5


10.Product Comparison
10.1.Project Lifecycle Support

10.2.Functional Focus Analyses

10.3.Maturity Analyses

III. Appendix
A. About the Authors
B. Assessment System
B.1. Project Lifecycle Support Weights (M-Model)

B.2. Functional Focus Analysis

B.3. Maturity Profile Analysis

C. Abbreviations
D. List of Figures
E. Index
F. Bibliography

- CA Technologies
- Compuware
- Daptiv
- Deltek
- Hewlett-Packard
- Microsoft
- Oracle
- Planisware S.A.
- Planview Inc.
- Sciforma Corporation

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