Methodologies and Frameworks

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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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How to master disaster recovery in a DevOps world

Organizations that are adopting DevOps methodologies are realizing actual benefits to disaster recovering planning from taking that approach.

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12 tips for killer software demos

When selecting enterprise software, demos are a key part of the due diligence process. Even with a short list of 3–4 vendors, sitting through several days’ worth of demos can try your patience. Learn how you can work with prospective...

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How to enable SDLC for strategy translation

SDLC is not just a method for engineering. It is where strategy translation can take place. So it's critical for CIOs to ensure that their SDLC is enabled for strategy translation. We need 3 broad changes to SDLC. Make strategic...

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Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Key performance indicators play an indispensable role in project management and aid in measuring the success or failure of project activities. Understanding KPIs and selecting the ones that are best-suited to measuring a specific...

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Having created the LAWS, you have to uphold them!

Project management polices the methodologies and, where necessary, adapts them to suit individual projects. In cases like the hybrid project management methodology I invented called LAWS (Lean, Agile, Waterfall, Six Sigma), now I have...

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Gathering and managing software requirements for buying or building

When developing software requirements it can be helpful to use existing products for inspiration. It is also useful to have several tools that can be used to manage those requirements.

Prepare your project for the 7 faces of change

Life is full of change. Projects produce change. Change is not something to be avoided, but a reality to be navigated. Let's identify the seven faces of change in your projects and engage strategies to handle change effectively....

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When will the product be done?

Clearly knowing the schedule and budget for delivering an Agile based project is challenging. Using story pointing, velocity charts and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) also known as Minimum Viable Set (MVS) are key methods to minimize...

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3 misconceptions CIOs have about agile

Agile is making great headway in the enterprise, but some common misconceptions persist -- and what’s worse is they are held by IT leaders.

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What is agile marketing and should you be sprinting to it?

Agile marketing, an adaptation of the agile software development methodology, is a real thing. If you have any doubt, check out what your competition is doing. Here are seven things you need to know about agile marketing.

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Which is best – Waterfall or Agile?

Common sense, bravery and nailing the basics. How creating your own hybrid methodology can be the best solution.

Are you REALLY realistic?

How to know if you're a realistic project manager

Overly optimistic? Stuck-in-the-mud pessimist? Had these barbs thrown your way as you lead projects? We all believe ourselves to be realistic, but are we REALLY realistic or only fooling ourselves and failing our projects? Consider...

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How to get agile to work at your company

Transitioning from waterfall to agile development can be like shooting the rapids. IT industry experts share advice on how to not get crushed on the rocks.

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