SOURCE: eProject

October 25, 2005 19:16 ET

eProject and IDC Announce Free Web Event "Power Tools for the PMO"

Stars IDC Group Vice President Evan Quinn; Discusses Project Management Best Practices Including On-demand Project and Portfolio Management Software

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 25, 2005 -- eProject (www.eproject.com) and IDC (www.idc.com) today announced a free web event, "Power Tools for the PMO" taking place Wednesday, October 26 from 10am-11am Pacific Standard Time. IDC Group Vice President, Applications Evan Quinn will present Power Tools for the PMO = Project and Portfolio Management, Out of the Niches, into Business, that will discuss emerging technologies for managing projects throughout the enterprise, and also address project management trends including: On-Demand vs. Installed PMO Tools, Sharing vs. Protecting Project Data, IT as an enabler vs. IT as a revenue generator, IT Governance vs. Business Governance, and more.

Also presenting will be Ed Cullari, director, Project Management Office, Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company (www.amerisure.com). Mr. Cullari will discuss how Amerisure created and rolled out an internal project management office (PMO) to manage projects, as well as create, define and roll out processes and methodologies that standardized practices throughout the company.

All attendees will be eligible to receive IDC's soon-to-be-published Insight Report, A Case for On-Demand Project and Portfolio Management. Not available anywhere else, it discusses the factors driving the push towards on demand PPM, and how today's leading companies are gaining a competitive edge through web-based PPM solutions.

The IDC Insight Report states that delivering project and portfolio management (PPM) solutions through the "on-demand" software-as-a-service technique will increasingly gain traction as a "must have" and cost-effective solution for the enterprise.

Attendees also receive a free educational and comprehensive "PPM Toolkit" from eProject which includes additional white papers, tips for rolling out successful PMOs and more.

Evan Quinn is the Group Vice President for Applications software research at IDC. Mr. Quinn oversees IDC's research practices in the enterprise applications; collaborative software; composite applications; enterprise portals markets; and product, project, and portfolio management solutions.

As first-to-market with a web-based platform, eProject redefines how PPM software can be deployed: no longer just for IT and governance, eProject is used by hundreds of companies to manage resource planning, project management, processes, collaboration, and knowledge-sharing for projects throughout the enterprise (IT, HR, operations, marketing, R&D, sales, etc.) and dashboard reporting for C-level execs, stakeholders, managers, and project team members.

eProject is an easier to use, faster to deploy, lower cost alternative to traditional enterprise project portfolio management solutions typically found in large enterprises that are mainly used for IT governance applications. As a result, both IT and business users have deployed it for a broad range of management projects requiring cross-organization participation.

Spacing for the eProject-IDC web event is limited. Registration is available at www.eproject.com.

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology and telecommunications industries. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. Over 775 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. For more than 40 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and Events Company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting http://www.idc.com.

About eProject

eProject (www.eproject.com) delivers the only on-demand project and portfolio management solution for the extended enterprise. eProject is an intuitive, unified platform that enables users to maximize project ROI by compressing project cycle times, identifying best practices and optimizing resource allocations, with rapid deployment and quick adoption. eProject is used by more than 350 companies worldwide including BASF, BP, Cushman and Wakefield, Dow Chemical, Honeywell and T-Mobile.

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