We're excited to announce that we recently published a new whitepaper by Chris Vandersluis for the "From the Trenches" column in the Project Server TechCenter.  The whitepaper is titled The Executive Connection and discusses the importance of executive involvement to having a successful EPM deployment. This is the latest in a series of whitepapers by Chris, all dealing with deploying the EPM solution in the real-world based on his many years of experience. Chris is an excellent writer, so I urge you to read this article and previous ones that he has written for the From the Trenches column. You can access them by clicking here.

Here is some additional information about the author:

Chris Vandersluis is the president and founder of Montreal, Canada-based HMS Software, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. He has an Economics degree from McGill University and over 25 years experience in the automation of project control systems. He is a long-standing member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and helped found the Montreal, Toronto, and Quebec chapters of the Microsoft Project User Group (MPUG). Publications for which Chris has written include Fortune, Heavy Construction News, The American Management Association's Handbook on Project Management, Computing Canada magazine, and PMI's PMNetwork, and he is a regular columnist for Project Times. He teaches Advanced Project Management at Montreal's McGill University and often speaks at project management association functions across North America and around the world. HMS Software is the publisher of the TimeControl project-oriented timesheet system and has been a Microsoft Project Solution Partner since 1995.