CHAPTER 22Enterprise Project Management: Elements and Deployment Issues

CHRIS VANDERSLUIS, HMS SOFTWARE

Enterprise project management (EPM) is the Holy Grail of project management: The idea that all project management information, reporting, and analysis will be part of an all-encompassing system where virtually every activity, every hour of time, and every dollar spent can be instantly identified.

It’s not just senior management that is interested in the subject, although at first glance, they seem to have the most to gain. The Project Management Office (PMO)—or in its absence, whatever centralized project management group available of professional project schedulers and project managers—is highly interested in getting access to all levels of ...

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