Good Tool, Bad Fit: Why Project Management Software Fails

Dec 16, 2015
Adapting basic project management software for a professional services environment requires two significant changes: accommodating a host of new metrics, and ensuring those new metrics are synchronized with the traditional, accessible to all, and transparent.

Time Tracking Software

Dec 2, 2014
A discussion of common time tracking software requirements - a critical first step in understanding and improving the performance of project-based services organizations.

Ways to Improve Your Team Productivity

Oct 23, 2014
Improve Team Productivity
Discussion of an interesting article in CIO Magazine on 11 ways to Improve Your IT Team’s Productivity. Maybe because I was crunching on an apple, the idea in the first sentence caught my eye - provide your team with free food for greater productivity. Everyone wants high-performing teams, and, if all it took was a candy bar, I was ready to go for it!

Do Your Project Managers Have Real-Time Insight on Revenue, Margin and Billing Status?

May 6, 2014
What are the information needs for project managers to effectively manage projects? Project managers with real-time insight on project revenue and invoiced data have the information they need to manage project profitability. A 'financially savvy' project manager changes the customer relationship for the better. This is true whatever the contract type: time & materials, fixed price or cost plus. This blog post briefly discusses key project financial metrics for project managers.

Timesheet System Adoption - The Elements of Success

Apr 19, 2014
Implementing any system presents challenges in successful adoption, and creating a new culture. This blog posts discusses some success strategies related to improving timekeeping when deploying a timesheet system.

Streamlining Budgeting, Forecasting, and Reporting

Sep 7, 2013
This article highlights three benefits from streamlining budgeting, forecasting, and reporting: reduction in indirect rates; implementation of strategic goals; and push accountability to all levels. Organizations that put effort into streamlining their budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes will be the winners in a difficult economy!

Metrics for Project-Based Organizations

May 24, 2011
Metrics for Project Based Organizations
Insights from Brad Antle, CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, at the 4th Annual Unanet Customer Meeting in Reston, VA on May 6 2011.