What Is a Team Operating Agreement and Is It Right for Your Project?

Larry Zagata, Author at MIPRO - Page 19 of 22

What Is a Team Operating Agreement and Is It Right for Your Project?

An operating agreement is defined as ‘a set of agreed-upon parameters and mutual expectations that defines a process of working together’.  The operating agreement allows you to express your expectations for each project team member, your operating guidelines and allows you to hold project team members accountable for their commitments and obligations.  In certain organizations,

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The BluePrint Workshop

So you just spent six months creating a Request For Proposal (RFP), distributing that RFP to a list of 15 possible vendors, shortlisting the vendors, conducting oral presentations, selecting your implementation partner, executing weeks of contract negotiations and finally after thousands of person hours invested you are ready to start the implementation.  So, what’s the

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Utilizing Native PeopleTools for Improved Business Intelligence

In past blogs we have discussed both business intelligence, PeopleSoft functionality and the potential to merge both of those worlds.  With some of the delivered features and enhancements with PeopleTools 8.51 we can get very specific of how we can embed business intelligence into the PeopleSoft business transaction.  ERP solutions allow you to run your

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PeopleSoft Clients: What Can Web Services Do For You?

In the PeopleSoft context, a web service provides external applications a web-based means of accessing PeopleSoft data. Web services are implemented through the PeopleTools Integration Broker (IB) framework.  PeopleSoft Enterprise delivers web services that facilitate integration, including integrations with external partners, making processes more streamlined and efficient.  Integrations can be costly to develop, maintain and

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Oracle 11g and Spatial Business Intelligence

With Oracle 11g, you can take your business intelligence to the next level with spatial business intelligence. What does that mean?  It’s simply a name for a set of features that allow you to view key data based upon that data being graphically represented on maps which depict state level, regional level, country level, etc.

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Project Risk and the Project Progress Assessment (PPA): Keeping Your Project on the Straight and Narrow

In our last blog about project risk, we made mention of our Project Progress Assessment Workshop which supports risk identification, management and mitigation. PeopleSoft implementations can be complex and challenging with many projects running within the core project. Ensuring that all activities, obligations, project structure and deliverables are met on time is a challenge unto

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Oracle Scorecard and Strategy Management

In previous blog posts (see here and here) and our Business Intelligence Manifesto whitepaper we have discussed the importance of aligning metrics and goals from top to bottom in the organization. Aligning metrics and goals allow the organization to measure its performance consistently against the key objectives of the entire organization. This means that every

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Identifying and Managing Project Risk

Risks are inherent in every project, whether it be PeopleSoft ERP or Business Intelligence (BI). Risks are present before the project begins, all throughout the project and even after the project is officially closed. There is no way there aren’t risks, nor is it advisable to minimize or ignore them, for if they are not

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What Is ‘Real-time Data Warehousing’?

I get asked the following questions often: What is real-time data warehousing? Is there such a thing as real-time? Who defines ‘real-time’ anyway? Is real-time really just ‘near-time’? It comes down to this concept: the ability to have valuable, quality data in your data warehouse as quickly as that data is generated within your operational

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