Methodologies and Frameworks

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How Adam Noble, CIO of GAF, drives innovation through collaboration

CIOs need to collaborate with C-Suite peers to develop effective enterprise IT strategies. Adam Noble, CIO-GAF and his team are leveraging technology to enable business outcomes with a collaboration strategy that works.

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The New York Times is winning at digital

The NYT just released a blockbuster earnings report attributable heavily to their digital transformation. Insiders share the five key secrets to their surprising success.

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ITSM's MVP

To achieve an MVP (minimum viable product) state for IT service management (ITSM), focus on the services that directly provide value to your customers and execute on the requirements found in the ISO/IEC 20000 standard.

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Conflict-of-interest traps ensnare enterprise software implementations

Avoiding these two conflict-of-interest situations helps ensure the software you select meets your needs and the implementation is completed on time and on budget.

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Avoid ambiguity when writing requirements for software purchases

Ambiguous requirements can lead to purchasing software that doesn't meet expectations. Here are some simple techniques for avoiding ambiguities in your requirements.

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County and municipal cybersecurity, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series for municipal executives and managers on cybersecurity. Included is a discussion of information governance (IG) and a look at frameworks, standards and regulations, including NIST, HIPAA, ISO27000...

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Agile frameworks like scrum, lean or kanban are widely used across many industries. Each has its own focus, features, process, benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick comparison to help you decide which will work best for your next...

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Why IT innovation follows failure

What kind of leaders actively encourages failure? The good ones.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

If you're new to project management or just want to know about agile methodology, the answers to these 10 frequently asked questions will cover the basics you need to know.

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Why software capitalization can be wasteful

The treatment of enterprise applications as capital assets is a relic of the industrial-age IT operating model. In the digital age, capitalization of the application development cost can be wasteful and counterproductive.

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How Lean IT impacts business outcomes

New research proves just how big an impact a Lean methodology can have an enterprise’s bottom-line.

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

If you're a project manager or part of a project team, you know all about the hurried pace of this field. Once projects near their close, is debriefing useful or a waste of time?

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5 apps to help you get more done in less time

Ever feel like there aren't enough hours in a day? With these tips -- and these productivity apps -- you'll get at least one of those precious hours back.

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The risky side of project management

A significant part of successfully navigating projects is how effectively you manage risk, but how much of the risk should fall on the shoulders of the project manager, and what can you do to sufficiently mitigate those risks?

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IT career roadmap: The journey to certified scrum trainer

Angela Johnson took the long and winding road to her current career, but her varied experience and love for teaching opened up limitless possibilities as a certified scrum trainer.

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5 key steps to get a derailed project back on track

When a project derails, you have an opportunity to learn and course correct. Through the years I have been asked to recover a number of troubled projects and followed five key steps.

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How companies limit project success

Companies want projects to succeed and realize the planned benefits. But project management leading to that success takes time and effort. Oftentimes crucial steps are being missed, causing trouble further down the road. What are...

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6 competitive IT strategy tips from state government CIOs and CxOs

Even CxOs of state and local governments must stay competitive. But how can IT departments compete amidst budget constraints and red tape? Learn six mindful takeaways to be competitively strategic, even in tough conditions.

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