Project Management

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Project Management

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How to keep business sponsors hooked

Tech initiatives won't succeed without ongoing business engagement. Three CIOs share their strategies for getting, and keeping, that engagement.

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How to make more successful enterprise software purchases

When purchasing enterprise software, some organizations wait for the implementation phase to flesh out fully detailed requirements. See the advantages of moving this work to the requirements gathering phase of the project.

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Your hidden 'everything else' resourcing problem

Are project deadlines sliding past like a large truck on an icy highway? Are most of your projects over their budget or over their estimates? Your organization may have an "everything else" problem.

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Strategies for tackling and saving the most challenging IT projects

Some professionals go the safe route when seeking out new projects and new clients. Others go for the troubled implementations: the long shots and lost causes. Which type are you?

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Growing into an IT project management job

Many people find it's a good match for skills they already have. Formal training usually comes later, if at all.

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Managing a project is like driving a BMW

Much like the ultimate experience of driving a 3 series BMW, managing the project puts you in control. If you are the project manager type, then team member status is not the same. But there are key responsibilities that you must be...

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PM certification - is it worth it?

PMP certification through the Project Management Institute has long been the standard certification for project managers. Is PM certification worth it? Is it helpful to the project manager's career and/or ability to manage projects...

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8 steps to more profitable projects

Focus on these 8 areas to help ensure your projects stay on track and come in at or above the profit margin projected by executive management.

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Should we fire our PMO director?

Project management office directors need to be leading the PMO. Is yours? Are they doing a good job? Or are they failing in certain key areas?

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5 steps to kicking the project off right

This is a discussion of five key steps and principles to follow to help ensure your project is kicked off smoothly and everyone is on the same page as the next phases begin.

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Key considerations for offshore development on IT projects

Key considerations to keep in mind when outsourcing your application development work for IT projects.

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5 tips for remote project managers

If you are thinking about managing projects remotely, consider these five areas where your skills should be strong in order to succeed.

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5 keys to effective project meetings

Here are five key practices you can follow to ensure your meetings are effective, well attended and convey the proper information while staying on track and on time.

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Why women make better project leaders than men

A large part of successfully managing large scale projects involves assessing and mitigating risk. Studies consistently show that women are generally better at that task than men. So why then are most project leaders men?

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Table stakes: Operational keys to success for the strategic advisor

An examination of the core operational aspects of a CIO's job that must be fulfilled in order to successfully become a strategic advisor within the C-suite. This article focuses on the keys to success for executives running...

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Do you have what it takes to be a project manager?

Do you ever wonder if project management is the right career choice for you? It is multifaceted and rewarding, but it is also a demanding job. Here are eight things to consider to help you decide if you’re cut out to be a project...

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Lessons to be learned from a project nightmare

Things have gone horribly wrong with the Department of Labor’s Oracle implementation. Don’t let the same things happen to you.

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Using Big Projects to Become a Strategic Advisor

A perspective on how CIOs can use enterprise software projects to elevate their role to be true strategic advisers to the rest of the C-suite.

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