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White Paper Review: Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis

I recommend Dan Stober's article, “Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis.”  His white paper treatment of the subject of Project Management (PM) and Business Analysis (BA) intersection and separation is a good read for organizations driving high function point projects. His article contributes to the BA and PM role conversation on many levels. As a certified and experienced BA and PM, Strober identifies where the BA and PM roles intersect, frames foundational role and responsibility definitions, and he stages elements of his viewpoints for more in depth conversation.

Crawl, Walk, Run to Cloud Adoption

How can your organization be successful with cloud adoption? In order to accomplish this, you will need to develop careful planning and a road map with measurable metrics to help you along the way.

These stages are outlined on NetworkWorld.com in an article written by Carlos Granda, EVP with RiverMeadow, one of the best tool and solution vendors in the cloud migration space.

Stage One: Crawl

Hybrid Matters, But Why?

Does your company use private or public cloud options? There are benefits to each, but then there is also another vital option in the mix, the hybrid cloud option. This later one is perhaps the most important of all, because few can afford the purity of all private or all public, due both the legacy investments as well as the nature of the app stack.

Next Big Tech Movement: Internet of Things

CRM systems within companies have helped revolutionized how we view the facilitation of employees' efforts to help the customer. However, what is the new shift occurring with CRM systems? The next shift is called Internet of Things (IoT). This means that businesses will be able to gather information from an increasing number of devices including, televisions, refrigerators, cars and mobile electronics.

Gartner Says CRM Will Be at the Heart of Digital Initiatives for Years to Come

Not only is CRM the heart and soul of digital initiatives for years to come, it tops the list of leading tech trends in 2014.

More than ever, companies are leveraging CRM technologies such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.com CRM. Gartner said, “The demand for modern technology and customer relationships is driving refreshed or expanded integration and usage of all areas of CRM software. The outlook continues to be positive for CRM as buyers focus on technologies that enable more-targeted customer interactions in multi-channel environments.”

Data Migration Considerations

Data migration is one of the largest efforts associated with implementing a new CRM system such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Salesforce CRM, and most if not all CRM implementations require data migrations. Very rarely is a CRM system implemented without starting with source data from some other system or data source.

5 Key Principles to Resource Management

Why is project management so important? Project management brings together people, processes and tools to accomplish a common objective. Most importantly, it manages the resources that actually do the work.

Here’s how you can effectively manage resources:

Top Trends for CRM Adoption

I think that we can all agree that the biggest challenge with implementing a new or existing CRM system is adoption. However, the bottom line is that a CRM system plays a vital role to not only increase sales’ efficiency, but effectiveness as well.

What are the top three trends that can help with adoption?
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