What to Look for When Choosing a Kronos Project Manager

Jenna Ryckman — Jan 2017

Imagine you are about to board a plane. As you head for your seat, you overhear the pilot having a conversation with the flight attendant. “Well, actually, this is my first time flying a plane. Normally, I drive a delivery truck … but hey! They are pretty close to the same thing, right?” At this point, most of us, or at least those of us who understand the expertise and knowledge necessary to be a pilot, would run off the plane fearing for our lives. Although a somewhat drastic example, choosing an unqualified project manager for your Kronos Project is in many aspects like letting an unqualified person fly a plane. He or she will give it their best effort and may have many of the necessary skills, but they do not have the knowledge or experience necessary to make sure the project gets off the ground and lands without any organizational casualties.

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A Kronos Implementation: Planning for Complexity Part 3

Jenna Ryckman — May 2015

Over the last two weeks we have been discussing the inherent complexity in a Kronos implementation. In the part one of our planning for complexity series, we reviewed how to properly assess your project team’s mix of resources and skills by performing a current state analysis and how to create a resource inventory using that information. In part two of our Kronos Implementation series, we discussed how to start with the end in mind and how to successfully complete a state comparison and analysis for your organization. In the final blog of our three-part series, we are going to discuss the last simplification process: the Post-Project Support Model. 

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A Kronos Implementation: Planning for Complexity Part 2

Jenna Ryckman — May 2015

Last week we discussed the inherent complexity in a Kronos implementation: part one of our three-part series about simplifying a complex enterprise Kronos implementation or project. We reviewed how to properly assess your project team’s mix of resources and skills by performing a current state analysis and how to create a resource inventory using that information. In part two of our Kronos Implementation series, we will discuss the next step of the simplification process: starting with the end in mind.

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A Kronos Implementation Guide: Planning for Complexity

Jenna Ryckman — May 2015

Complexity is inherent in any enterprise Kronos implementation. Failing to fully account and plan for all variables in the total Kronos equation guarantees an overbudget and under-delivered project. Failing to plan for the inherent complexity in an IT project results in:

  • Incomplete Planning

  • Disjointed Execution

  • An end product that is a support nightmare, negating any planned ROI

"Most people don't plan to fail; they simply fail to plan."

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How to Succeed at Project Management: Building a Proper Foundation

Jenna Ryckman — Feb 2015

We never intentionally set ourselves up for failure. However, in the world of IT project management, new managers will often find themselves in the midst of a project doomed to fail, without fully understanding who or what went wrong. In order for any IT project to be successful, it must be built on a strong foundation. There are four key building blocks necessary to build a strong foundation for an enterprise IT project.

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