Archive for the ‘Project Management White Papers’ Category

Project Perfect Members Club

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

For those of you who regularly visit our site, you will not have seen much activity over the last few weeks. We have been busy building a whole new area for you. Welcome to the <b style=”color:black;background-color:#ffff66″>Project Perfect Members Club.</b> As well as our library of over 150 white papers, we offer lots of other goodies.

  • Free software.  Get our Meeting Administrator and Method H software for free.  Method H normally sells for A$35.
  • Project Management Templates.  A whole range of templates to help you with your project management.
  • User Guides.  Documents that guide you through regular tasks such as risk management, carrying out interviews, managing scope, and lots more.
  • 40% discount on a single user license for Project Administrator when you pay an annual subscription to the members club.  The discount pays for your annual subscription.
  • Access to Software Package Selection Process.  SP2 is our online methodology for undertaking a software selection and implementation. Most of the methodology is applicable to any project.

There is lots more to come.  We plan to expand the offerings to make our members club a vital part of any project managers toolbox.

You can subscribe for A$10 per month and cancel at any time.  If you want to save some money, pay an annual subscription of A$100.  At the time of writing this post – mid June 2012 – the A$ is on parity with the US$. A$1 = US$1.

Click here to register.

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White Paper on Global Project Management

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

In a world where cloud and mobile technologies have eliminated the barriers of communication and collaboration across borders, oceans and time zones, project-centric organizations are increasingly mining the world for the best talent to deliver quality goods and services. In turn, this new global economy has created a more competitive environment where businesses are required to deliver superior products and services to more demanding customers at lower margins. In light of this reality, project-driven organizations must continuously improve their global strategy to maintain their competitive edge and remain profitable.

This white paper will examine the unique challenges confronted by project leaders and their dispersed teams and stakeholders, and the strategy required to effectively drive projects to success. Click here to read more

Introduction to Data Normalisation

Monday, February 13th, 2012

This is a white paper we have been going to write for a few years.  It explains in simple terms what data normalisation is all about and why it is important for users of the system to get involved with the data design through a logical data model.  We give an example and show you a technique to list entities, attributes and relationships.

You can read the white paper online or download a PDF version which will give you the knowledge you need for data normalisation.

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White Paper – Asta PowerProject Project Management Software

Monday, January 16th, 2012

It started with an unsolicited phone call. Would I be interested in looking at Asta Project Management Software. I would probably get ten offers a week to look at anything from new phone plans to listing in directories. This one sounded more interested so after talking with Michael for a while I asked if he could send me some information.

When it arrived, I was impressed. I decided that since I had never heard of the software, there were probably many other project managers out there who had never heard of it either. Whilst we don’t usually promote products through our white papers, I thought it a worthwhile exercise to publish a paper which will alert a few people to the existence of the software and if you are looking for a product, make some enquiries.

In putting this together, I would like to thank Michael Buddee, Karol Kot and Michael Cook from Solid Support in Sydney ( for providing the information. Most of this white paper is plagiarised from the material they sent me.

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White Paper on Agile Development

Friday, November 25th, 2011

In this paper, we look at the new role project managers and their team members play when applying Agile methodology to their software development projects.

Agile development has typically been classified as a “lightweight” software development approach that encourages quick changes and rapid delivery of solutions. Some of the more popular methodologies include Scrum, Crystal Clear and Extreme Programming. All are designed to have a more inclusive and iterative approach to software development projects. In contrast to the more rigid Waterfall methodology, Agile methodologies encourage a democratization of development that is believed to improve team collaboration and accelerate delivery to customers.

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