ImageSource Migrates State Retirement System from Legacy ECM to ILINX ECM

ImageSource recently upgraded a state retirement agencies’ legacy content management system to an ILINX platform; utilizing ILINX Capture for imaging, ILINX Content Store for their repository and ILINX Advanced Report Management (ARM) for COLD report processing. The ILINX product suite provided this organization with a cost-effective alternative to upgrading their legacy system that has met or exceeded all imaging requirements they had with their previous system. The ImageSource professional services team successfully utilized our project management methodologies to analyze business processes, engineer a new system with the latest technologies and execute a smooth transition from one system to the next without missing a beat.

The organization had over two million images to migrate from the old repository to ILINX Content Store. ILINX Export, software developed by ImageSource to extract, convert and migrate data and documents from ECM systems, along with stringent project management and auditing methodologies ensured every critical document was readily available in the new system.

ILINX Capture and ILINX Content Store integrated with the public employees’ internal retirement system, providing image enablement with one-click retrieval for related files, the ability to launch ILINX Capture from the internal retirement system and a contribution link for Microsoft Word documents. The imaging system also integrates with the website for direct import of information received from the “contact us” section.

The organization has completely moved to the ILINX platform and is thrilled with how easy the new system was to learn from both an administration and end-user standpoint. Organization employees were also impressed with the migration process, the project management methods and documentation and are excited about the strong ImageSource partnership going forward.

Debbie Horton
Project Manager
ImageSource, Inc.

The Power of the Presentation

One area of Project Management that I feel is often overlooked is the presentation of information.  This applies to both presenting to your immediate project team members as well as the project stakeholders.  The value of providing good presentations to your audience reinforces their confidence in you as the Project Manager, and it also builds credibility within the Project Team.

I recently attended a class on Presentation Skills provided by Dr. James Brown.  He stressed a number of points that I believe are the key to the successful delivery of a presentation, and here are my top takeaways:

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Microsoft SharePoint 2013 – Interesting Article for SharePoint Administrators

If you want a high level look at Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and some expected updates and how they will affect various roles within your organization you need to check out this article. It is a 4 part series on Microsoft SharePoint 2013. Part 1 is for Administrators: 35,000 Foot View of SharePoint 2013 for Administrators

Brian Alderman’s previous publications include Windows 2000 Professional and SQL Server 2000 Administration. He is an active speaker at SharePoint Industry conferences including SharePoint Saturday’s and the SharePoint Best Practices Conference.

Al Senzamici, PMP
Program Manager
ImageSource, Inc.

Leadership vs. Management

For a project manager to be effective he/she needs to be able to both lead and manage. Leadership and Management are not the same. However, they must complement each other if you are to be successful. So how are they different?

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Catch Dr. James Brown at Nexus

Dr. James Brown, PhD

Just a quick note for PM’s in the Pacific Northwest.  Dr. James Brown is conducting a class on conflict management at the Nexus conference in Seattle (Bellevue, WA) on Wednesday, November 2nd.  I’ve been doing project and program management all over the world for the better part of 15 years and this guy is worth checking out.  Yes he has a PhD, is a published author, and worked for NASA, but more importantly, he knows his subject matter as good or better than anyone in the business.

His teaching methodology and project management philosophy achieve the right balance between ‘the book’, best practices and common sense.  He also has a strong focus on human behavior and what that means in the context of project management. There are teachers and speakers, and then there are the people that you make sure to see every time they are in town.  Dr. Brown is one of the latter.  I encourage you to take the opportunity to go see him and take his class at the Nexus conference.

Gene Echkart
Program Manager
ImageSource Inc.

Exciting BPM Workflow Discovery Workshop

If you have a Business Process Management (BPM) workflow project coming up soon, don’t miss the Nexus 2011 conference in Bellevue, Washington on November 3rd and 4th.  One of our teams is conducting a BPM workflow discovery workshop that is built entirely on audience participation.

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Work-Life Balance

I read an article today written by Dr. James T. Brown, SEBA® Solutions. I subscribe to his newsletter. It really made me reflect on some things in my career.

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