The Benefits of IT Consolidation

The Benefits of IT Consolidation

In this article Project Management advisor and lecturer, John McGrath outlines the challenge and benefits of IT consolidation.

What is Earned Value Management?

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What is Earned Value Management?

Earned Value Management (EVM) is one of the most talked-about project controls techniques, but it is often misunderstood.

What are Project Controls?

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What are Project Controls?

In this article Project Management advisor and lecturer, John McGrath answers the common question "what are project controls?" and looks at how new technology can be used to enhance their benefits.

5 Key Questions for Strategic Planning

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5 Key Questions for Strategic Planning

In this article Project Management advisor and lecturer, John McGrath puts forward five key questions for strategic planning that you should consider asking in your organization’s next planning session:

No One Believes in the PMO? Here’s How to Gain PMO Acceptance

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No One Believes in the PMO? Here's How to Gain PMO Acceptance

In recent posts we posed the question "Is the PMO still the right option for your strategy realization objectives?" and discussed the differences between a Project Management Office (PMO) and a Strategy Realization Office but we're also aware that in some circumstances newly established PMOs have difficulty getting buy-in from the rest of the organizations.

Iain Graham Joins Cora Systems as Senior Business Consultant

Media Release: Iain Graham Joins Cora Systems as Senior Business Consultant

Iain Graham has joined Cora Systems as a Senior Business Consultant for the EMEA region while also focusing on the worldwide pharma sector

Seasons Greetings from the Cora Team

Seasons Greetings from the Cora Team

Catch up with Cora

Catch up with Cora

What is a Strategy Realization Office?

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What is a Strategy Realization Office?

In this article Project Management advisor and lecturer, John McGrath examines five areas of difference between PMO and SRO areas of focus. While a Strategy Realization Office and a Project Management Office are very similar in their approach, in that they are both adding value to the organization, there are subtle differences between the focus of a PMO and an SRO.

How the Head of Strategy Can Benefit From PPM Software

How the Head of Strategy Can Benefit From PPM Software

How Portfolio Planning Can Reduce Project Controls Issues

How Portfolio Planning Can Reduce Project Controls Issues

In his latest blog Cora Systems CEO Philip Martin outlines how portfolio planning can be used to reduce project controls issues

Cora PPM Release Review – August 2020

Cora PPM Release Review – August 2020

Cora PPM Product Owner Nick Hall looks back on the features in the latest Cora PPM release (versions 1.4 and 1.5) and gives insight into our plans

How to Build a Digital PMO in 5 Steps

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How to Build a Digital PMO in 5 Steps

Global competition, changing market demands, and technological advances are disrupting industries and encouraging organizational change to accelerate.

Why You Need Project Management Software

Why You Need Project Management Software

Introducing the Cora Customer Success Team

Introducing the Cora Customer Success Team

Meet the people behind our Customer Success Team. They provide best-in-class support, ensuring that your investment in Cora PPM reaps rewards

How to Convince Your Boss to Invest in a PPM Solution

How to Convince Your Boss to Invest in a PPM Solution

The Art and Science of Effective Portfolio Management

The Art and Science of Effective Portfolio Management

The Key to Effective Cost Forecasting on Projects

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The Key to Effective Cost Forecasting on Projects

One of the needless failings of the project and portfolio management (PPM) process is how easily we get stuck with bad decisions, as a result of flawed analysis.

We’re Here to Help Your Business Continue to Succeed

We’re Here to Help Your Business Continue to Succeed

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Work – Could There Be a Silver Lining?

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Work – Could There Be a Silver Lining?

How the Head of Engineering Can Benefit From PPM Software

How the Head of Engineering Can Benefit From PPM Software

Mark “International Project Management Day” at the PMO Roadshow

Mark “International Project Management Day” at the PMO Roadshow

Infographic: 7 Top Tips When Managing Complex Projects

Infographic: 7 Top Tips When Managing Complex Projects

Infographic: Why using Excel for Project Management is no longer a satisfactory option

Infographic: Why using Excel for Project Management is no longer a satisfactory option

Enterprise Computing; working local, impacting globally

Enterprise Computing; working local, impacting globally

Three key learnings of a Software Development Intern

Three key learnings of a Software Development Intern

From College to Cora: My Summer Internship

From College to Cora: My Summer Internship

Infographic: 7 Reasons for Resistance to Change

Infographic: 7 Reasons for Resistance to Change

Infographic: 9 Characteristics of a Successful Project Manager

Infographic: 9 Characteristics of a Successful Project Manager

Lessons learned from my summer internship at Cora Systems

Lessons learned from my summer internship at Cora Systems

Work placement at Cora Systems: Putting theory into practice

Work placement at Cora Systems: Putting theory into practice

“Module of the Month”: The Portal and Project Request

“Module of the Month”: The Portal and Project Request

Infographic: Why Project Managers should take a Holiday!

Infographic: Why Project Managers should take a Holiday!

The key to managing individual projects in a Multi-Project Environment

The key to managing individual projects in a Multi-Project Environment

Cora PPM “Module of the Month”: Forms and Registers

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Cora PPM "Module of the Month": Forms and Registers

In the latest of our “Module of the Month” series Cora Systems’ Account Manager Enda Smith takes a look at how our Form and Register modules are used to integrate, centralize and consolidate Portfolios.

How sophisticated Project Management capability saved IBM

How sophisticated Project Management capability saved IBM

Cora CEO Philip Martin gives thoughts on National Broadband Plan delays

Cora CEO Philip Martin gives thoughts on National Broadband Plan delays

Project controlling and monitoring – How to Better Manage a Project’s Cost and Schedule

Project controlling and monitoring – How to Better Manage a Project’s Cost and Schedule

Cora PPM aligned with Biggesr Project Management Trends of 2019

Cora PPM aligned with Biggesr Project Management Trends of 2019

Cora PPM reviewed by PM Today Magazine

Cora PPM reviewed by PM Today Magazine

Cora UK Country Manager Paul Rees features in PM Today Magazine

Cora UK Country Manager Paul Rees features in PM Today Magazine

Webinar: Module of the Month – “Workflow”

Webinar: Module of the Month – “Workflow”

Cora PPM “Module of the Month”: Workflow

Cora PPM “Module of the Month”: Workflow

Webinar: “Executive Dashboard and Snapshot Reports”

Webinar: “Executive Dashboard and Snapshot Reports”

“Module of the Month”: Executive Dashboard and Snapshot Reports

“Module of the Month”: Executive Dashboard and Snapshot Reports

The benefits of construction project management software

The benefits of construction project management software

Meet Cora Systems’ new employees

Meet Cora Systems’ new employees

Cora Systems Head of Marketing Susanne Kerins features on Shannonside FM

Cora Systems Head of Marketing Susanne Kerins features on Shannonside FM

How the Chief Information Officer Can Benefit From PPM Software

How the Chief Information Officer Can Benefit From PPM Software

Cora PPM: Making managing complex projects easier

Cora PPM: Making managing complex projects easier

Engineering PPM Software – Why Your Company Should Invest

Engineering PPM Software – Why Your Company Should Invest

Cora Systems and 7 Lenses of Transformation

Cora Systems and 7 Lenses of Transformation

5 Tips for Effective Project Risk Management

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5 Tips for Effective Project Risk Management

Unfortunately, risk is part of a project process and one of the first things you have to consider when managing a project is; what could possibly go wrong?

NHS PPM Toolkit…Including More Starch

NHS PPM Toolkit…Including More Starch

Why leaving Dublin to work in Ireland’s north-west is best

Why leaving Dublin to work in Ireland’s north-west is best

Don’t Get Left Behind: Establish a Pharma PMO

Don’t Get Left Behind: Establish a Pharma PMO

How the Chief Financial Officer can benefit from PPM Software

How the Chief Financial Officer can benefit from PPM Software

A good PPM solution positively impacts the whole organization. In this blog, we examined the impact on the Chief Financial Officer role

How to Undergo a Digital Transformation at Your Organization

How to Undergo a Digital Transformation at Your Organization

What is a Work Breakdown Structure?

What is a Work Breakdown Structure?

The Ready Business Podcast with Brian Purcell

The Ready Business Podcast with Brian Purcell

What are the keys to successful project management?

What are the keys to successful project management?

Why Do Projects Fail? We Asked the Experts

Why Do Projects Fail? We Asked the Experts

What skills are required for effective project management?

What skills are required for effective project management?

Why has project management become a cornerstone of corporate strategy?

Why has project management become a cornerstone of corporate strategy?

The Myths of Agile Debunked

The Myths of Agile Debunked

The Benefits of Project Management Software

The Benefits of Project Management Software

PPM software has become a necessary tool in managing projects effectively. In this post, we highlight six benefits of using Project Management Software

Biggest Challenges facing Project Managers

Biggest Challenges facing Project Managers

Poor Project Governance: Are You Losing Control of Your Projects?

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Poor Project Governance: Are You Losing Control of Your Projects?

Anyone who has ever worked on a project will know that there are a number of factors just waiting to derail it. These factors may simply be result of poor project governance.

The importance of Time Management in Project Management

The importance of Time Management in Project Management

Six project management trends in life sciences you need to prepare for

Six project management trends in life sciences you need to prepare for

Video: Irish TV Interview with Cora Systems CEO Philip Martin

Video: Irish TV Interview with Cora Systems CEO Philip Martin

6 Tips for Introducing a Project Management Solution to your Organization

6 Tips for Introducing a Project Management Solution to your Organization

Introducing a project management solution to an organization can deliver huge benefits, however, the adoption of new software can raise concerns

Establishing a Project Management Office

Establishing a Project Management Office

Establishing a Project Management Office (PMO) will allow an organization to produce a higher quality project with few resources and less risk.

Integrating the Cora Solution with Primavera P6

Integrating the Cora Solution with Primavera P6

Tips for Handling a Project Management Crisis

Tips for Handling a Project Management Crisis

A 4 Step Risk Management Process in Project Management

A 4 Step Risk Management Process in Project Management

Program Managers vs Project Managers

Program Managers vs Project Managers

Will Brexit Make or Break the NHS?

Will Brexit Make or Break the NHS?

Managing Projects in Multiple Locations: Key Areas to Consider

Managing Projects in Multiple Locations: Key Areas to Consider

11 Things You Need to do for Project Management Success

11 Things You Need to do for Project Management Success

Weekly Insight on Agile Project Management

Weekly Insight on Agile Project Management

Six Tips for avoiding Project Management Disasters

Six Tips for avoiding Project Management Disasters

Effective Time Management Tips for Project Managers

Effective Time Management Tips for Project Managers

Effective time management for project managers is essential, not just for them but for their team. Here are eight tips to help improve time management

Using KPIs in Project Management to Deliver Value

Using KPIs in Project Management to Deliver Value

Cora: Managing and Supporting PMOs

Cora: Managing and Supporting PMOs

Top Tips for Managing Complex Projects

Top Tips for Managing Complex Projects

What Did You Learn From Your Last Project?

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What Did You Learn From Your Last Project?

Project managers are consistently learning and evolving as they move from project to project but how often do you actively log the details or ask yourself what did you learn from your last Project?

Controlling your Projects and Project Management Processes

Controlling your Projects and Project Management Processes

Best Practice for Project Success: 8 Tips to Follow

Best Practice for Project Success: 8 Tips to Follow

An introduction to the phases of a project life cycle

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An introduction to the phases of a project life cycle

At the centre of project management there must control in order to achieve your project objectives. This type of control can be achieved by following a project management life cycle.

6 Tips for Completing your Projects on Time and on Budget

6 Tips for Completing your Projects on Time and on Budget

Tips for choosing your ideal PMO Structure

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Tips for choosing your ideal PMO Structure

A Project Management Office is commonly viewed as one of the most effective means of business practice that is being undertaken by many successful organizations. However, to ensure the success of the PMO it is important that the PMO structure blends well with the organization’s culture.

5 Step Guide to Delegation in Project Management

5 Step Guide to Delegation in Project Management

5 Key Benefits of Delegation

5 Key Benefits of Delegation

6 tips to help keep your Projects on track during your Holidays

6 tips to help keep your Projects on track during your Holidays

How to achieve work life balance

How to achieve work life balance

7 Benefits of a PMO / Project Management Office

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7 Benefits of a PMO / Project Management Office

Organizations today can enjoy a high level of project success through the establishment of a Project Management Office (PMO).

A 7 Step Guide to Designing and Implementing a Project Methodology

A 7 Step Guide to Designing and Implementing a Project Methodology

When designing and implementing a Project Methodology there a number of steps that should be followed to ensure that it is delivered successfully.

Key Features Within Our Project Management Software

Key Features Within Our Project Management Software

Engineering Project Management Software with ProjectVision

Engineering Project Management Software with ProjectVision

Role and Responsibilities of a Project Sponsor

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Role and Responsibilities of a Project Sponsor

When you look at what is needed in order to have a successful project, focus tends to fall on the Project Managers. The Project Managers is one of the most important assets to a project; however we should highlight the position of the Project Sponsor in terms of successful project management.

5 Tips for improving Project Security

5 Tips for improving Project Security

7 Tips for managing multiple projects simultaneously

7 Tips for managing multiple projects simultaneously

it is becoming increasingly common for project managers to face the task of managing multiple projects simultaneously. Here are 6 tips that may help

6 Tips for successful Project Management Software Implementation

6 Tips for Successful Project Management Software Implementation

75% of transformation projects fail but these tips will help ensure your Project Management Software Implementation is successful