A Different Cut on the PPM Product SuiteI cover lots and lots of PPM (project portfolio management) software products. The other day I chatted with Yaron Sinai, CEO of Elementool, and I got a different view of the PPM space.
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Many writers explore just one tech sector. Brian looks at the entire tech ecosystem to better understand the often conflicted relationships between software vendors, integrators, outsourcers and more.
Brian is currently CEO of TechVentive, a strategy consultancy serving technology providers and other firms. He is also a research analyst with Vital Analysis.
Tying PPM and APM TogetherCompuware recently briefed me on their new ChangePoint Application Portfolio Management (APM) product. Here’s my quick review.
Sadly, too many do! There appear to be a number of people willing to:- memorize certification test answers- post certification test questions and answers on the web for others to use- charge clients for their time while posing as a certified developer/implementor/etc.
Give them the same consideration that GM, Chrysler, etc. are gettingIBM has a PR problem.
Should BearingPoint clients care?BearingPoint this week announced the breakup/reorganization plans for various parts of the firm.
Who was fooled and how many documents were fakedWe've previously discussed how unlikely it is that Raju Ramalinda could have pulled off the Satyam fraud without help. Frankly, it just didn't seem plausible.
Moving deck chairs around the globeAccording to today's Wall Street Journal, IBM is going to do some blood-letting. About 5,000 U.
Vinnie ties the two behavioral matters together to see what must be doneA couple of weeks ago, fellow Enterprise Irregular (and sometime competitor and collaborator) Vinnie Mirchandani penned a piece for InformationWeek. Vinnie did a great job of showing IT leaders what they must do in the new economy and he used the lessons we all should have learned from the mortgage/borrowing snafu that has botched the world's banking systems.
Bernard Madoff's accountant arrested on fraud USA Today ran the story Friday about Bernie Madoff's auditor, David Friehling, being arrested and released on a $2.5 million bond.
Lots of coolness in the SaaS world...I took a number of interesting briefings this last week or so.