Project Management

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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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6 Ways to Cope With a Resistant Sponsor

An executive sponsor who is out to undermine a project can be very dangerous.

Federal IT Projects Need Critical Care

Watchdogs at GAO put government IT project on High Risk List.

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11 Communication Skills of Effective Project Leaders

There are project managers and then there are highly effective project leaders. Here are 11 traits that the great ones share.

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7 Key Success Factors for Your IT Project in India

While outsourcing to India is a good idea, one needs to address the inevitable additional workload with preemptive measures. Here's how better business analysis, narrative use cases and cross-cultural competence that is specific to...

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Federal IT 'Playbook' Looks to Avoid Healthcare.gov Redux

White House digital services team urges CIOs to consider users' needs and iterative design as they roll out new citizen-facing IT projects.

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7 Ways Project Managers Can Anticipate, Avoid and Mitigate Problems

Experts identify the most common (and frustrating) issues project managers must constantly tackle and what steps they can take to avoid or minimize these problems.

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How DirecTV Used Gamification to Overcome the Fear of Failure

When an IT project derailed, DirecTV built a gamification tool to boost morale and educate the tech staff on new policies and procedures. The tool was so successful that other business units are now looking to roll it out to their...

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14 Nightmare Clients -- and How to Defang Them

Here’s how to identify and neutralize beastly client behavior before it gets the best of your project

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Why India Loves Scrum

India's culture of erratic change perfectly matches the West's lust for scrum.

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2015 Resolution: Stop Dumb Procurement Practices for Consulting Services

What if everything you know about choosing a consultant and buying consulting services is wrong? What if your best practices are actually hurting you, and you don’t even notice?

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