Which work management solution you use doesn’t matter—it’s the process that’s important.

A review of project management and maintenance management-related discussions on the web indicates a consistent trend: experienced users avoid mentioning specific tool vendors or specific controls software solutions and tools. The following is a typical statement: “It doesn’t matter what solution or software you use—what is important is the process and that you follow.” The … Continue reading Which work management solution you use doesn’t matter—it’s the process that’s important.

Solutions and Apps for Managing Work

Introduction: What is Work Management? We all spend some part of our day doing work. The work might depend on walk-in customers, so you can’t predict the number you’ll have in a day. You work as required. A park ranger, for example, measures the work by the traffic through the park, and requirements that may … Continue reading Solutions and Apps for Managing Work

Simplify

Simplify. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? The challenge? Make our user tools simpler. Examples of these simple tools abound. Steve Job’s design-oriented approach has led to innumerable simple apps that even children can use with no training. And yet, our industry (involving project, cost, asset, maintenance, people, materials, reliability, earned value management) continues to be plagued … Continue reading Simplify

Buy a BIG box solution, build your own, or move to Web 2.0?

The Problem Ever since the immortal promise of "information at your fingertips" that Microsoft made in the 1990s, people have been able to truly manage their own data and have their information at their fingertips. The MS Office suite of software tools has performed a huge supporting role in this arena. MS Word lets you … Continue reading Buy a BIG box solution, build your own, or move to Web 2.0?