Finding the Right Catalyst to Perfect the Project Team

Sep 28, 2016 2:34:16 PM | Posted by Josh Bozeman

A project team looking to reach the end of a project should look for a team member that can serve as a bridge, or a catalyst, between the technical, sales, and management side to ensure that everything goes smoothly. 

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Things to Consider When Creating a Deployment Plan

Jul 6, 2016 9:57:16 AM | Posted by Jeff Haywood

Too much work goes into project planning to forget about a deployment plan. The deployment plan should include safety requirements and be used by both your team and the customer to ensure project success. 

In this day and age, everyone has a plan. People have one-year plans, five-year plans, ten-year plans, and other plans designed to help them forge ahead and prepare for the future and the unexpected.

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Using Test Cases as a Cost and Risk Control Tool

Jun 29, 2016 3:54:24 PM | Posted by Jason Sampers

Bugs going unseen until production end up costing even more time and money. Testing should be viewed as a cost and risk control tool upfront during project planning.

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Simple Tips for Project Estimating

Jun 23, 2016 3:00:00 PM | Posted by Jason Montroy

estimate.jpgFor successful automation projects, lean on subject matter experts and historical data to develop the most accurate project estimate possible.

Many who have been in automation have likely encountered a project that ran far astray of estimates. This can cause the project team undue stress, derail the project schedule, and harm working relationships with clients and co-workers.

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Tips for successful international projects

May 10, 2016 3:59:20 PM | Posted by Dave Cortivo

Gaining a basic knowledge about a country's culture, language, and working with the on-site team are several ways to make an international project a success for everyone involved.

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Effective File Organization for Managing Projects

Apr 6, 2016 12:31:41 PM | Posted by Brad Ems

If everyone on a team is not on the same page when it comes to file storage and keeping everything orderly, the result can often lead to a mess that will require a project-sized effort to fix the problem.

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Project Management Differences: Automation Solutions vs. Enterprise Integration

Mar 28, 2016 11:05:13 AM | Posted by Bill Zupon

There are several key differences between automation solution and enterprise integration projects; the latter have several challenges that can be daunting for companies that aren't aware of the scope and testing required.

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Creative Teamwork

Aug 26, 2015 11:02:42 AM | Posted by Mayann Stroup

In order for the whole project to be successful, each part of the project must be successful, and all the parts must work together. In that way, there really is only one team.

Last night I dreamed about St. Isidore of Seville.  In my dream he explained, “I’m here to give you a look at the afterlife.”  I replied, “I’m glad to meet you, St. Isidore. You’re a good choice of guide for someone in process automation!”  He laughed and said, “True, but I almost couldn’t make it, there’s a bad computer virus going around.” 

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