Project Management

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Best-fit enterprise software really does improve the bottom line

Evaluation spreadsheet tying you up in knots?

Why spreadsheets don't cut it for enterprise software evaluations

Is your evaluation spreadsheet tying you up in knots? See why spreadsheets don’t deliver when evaluating enterprise software.

Don’t gamble when prioritizing enterprise software projects.

Why you should always estimate ROI before buying enterprise software

Don’t gamble when prioritizing enterprise software projects. See why you should prioritize by ROI, and how to do it using the risk-adjusted value method.

How to turn a crisis into a project management and leadership opportunity

In our normal routines, managers attempt to plan every detail of a project to ensure success. Life, on the other hand, is always interfering with that plan and presents us with an unlimited supply of disasters and the occasional...

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5 reasons why Donald Trump would be a good project manager

Donald Trump may actually become President of the United States. Scary? What do you think he'd be like as a project manager? Better? Worse?

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5 reasons nice guy-project managers finish first

Do nice guys finish first or last? I think first. What do you think?

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Don’t skip vendor due diligence when buying enterprise software

It’s all too easy to skip vendor due diligence when buying enterprise software. This is an important part of the evaluation and selection process that can help avoid starting a business relationship with a vendor that just will not...

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7 software strategies I learned while sitting in traffic

Software lifecycle management and freeway construction management share some common uncertainty and risks, but whether you're installing roads or software, you can manage by adopting these sound strategies.

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How to propose new business to an existing project client

It's harder to find new clients than it is to keep the good ones you have. Look for new ways to serve them. And make it worth their while.

How do you know when you have all your requirements?

How to know when you have all the requirements to properly select enterprise software

Any enterprise software selection project starts with a journey of discovery where you find out what your organization truly needs. But how do you know when you have reached the end of that journey and discovered all the requirements?...

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How to save a project without a team

You start the planning, engage the client, begin to plan for kickoff and then find that the team you were promised won't be yours for a while. Now what?!?

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3 reasons projects fail

You think you can blame others or tight constraints or issues for project failures. But in the end, it falls to the project manager. We must own it.

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5 things your project client wants you to know

As we get involved in a project we sometimes operate with blinders on, focused more on the solution than the customer. Here are five things that your client wants you to know that you may not realize or be thinking about.

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5 project management hacks for achieving project success

Five (more) tips to make your project experience more successful and a better experience for the team and customer.

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Why most enterprise software projects should start with an evaluation

The rapid pace of innovation in the enterprise software space suggests that it is usually worth starting a new enterprise software project with an evaluation, even if the ultimate result is a development project.

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My dog is smarter than your project manager

The project manager who can stick to these basic best practices will win more than he loses. Work smarter, not harder.

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7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

Business projects almost always create change, which can also bring about significant disruption, stress and fear. That anxiety can translate into difficult project stakeholders – not to mention at-risk projects and unmet goals....

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Nine benefits of outsourcing IT project management

Do you know what good service looks like? Does your team? There are more than a few benefits of hiring IT project management as a service (PMaaS).

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5 ways to avoid kicking off a project before its ready

Starting a project before it's really ready can be painful and expensive. Here are five tips for knowing whether or not the project you were just handed needs more prep work or is truly ready to kickoff.

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