Project Management

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Retired IT specialist shares inside story of botched National Park Moose project

A retired IT specialist for the National Park Service details how a lack of information and communications technology (ICT) representation is messing up projects and costing taxpayers millions of dollars, such as in Moose, Wyo.

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Making a meal out of project management

Project management lessons can be found in the strangest places. Lessons in communication, transparency, planning, control, task management, process, negotiation, leadership and much more can all learnt from one bad meal out.

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3 ways to improve success with 'Big Bet' initiatives

Big Bet projects are inherently risky. But decision makers are often prone toward tunnel vision on optimistic outcomes. This produces very high failure rates, costing companies millions, even billions of dollars. But there are three...

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How to learn from failed project plans, and not repeat them

We must be aware and communicating and learning from our project mistakes so that we don't just keep repeating them. And you may not want to buy a new DeLorean, but that's up to you.

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3 steps to make project portfolio management a business process

Organizations have a hard time to plan and execute the right initiatives, because project portfolio management (PPM) is not deployed as a business process.

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Big data projects on the rise (but data use could be better)

Companies putting big data initiatives in place report positive results, but most also say their business could improve by making better use of that data.

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Make sure the fight is worth it when trying to save a project

Sometimes we take drastic actions because we must. Just be ready to deal with the outcomes of whatever action you take on behalf of the project. Consider alternatives, if possible.

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How to get your organization to recognize the need for change

As a CIO, project leader, or IT manager, you might find it difficult to get your organization or project team to recognize the need for change, and the even greater need to control change. So, how do we handle it?

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Microsoft’s TypeScript gets fitted with better compilation

Version of 1.8 of the JavaScript superset also has improvements in the use of third-party libraries

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Getting projects and products right the first time

Too many times we are winging it on success or customer satisfaction with no yardsticks to measure past and current project standards against. Organizations should be implementing policies to help ensure continuous improvement on...

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5 ways to get the best production from those around you

Looking to get the most out of your project teams and others working with you and around you? Try these steps.

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Project managers: Get organized or get out

If you're new to project management or having trouble staying on top of your projects and responsibilities you need to focus on these five areas.

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5 tips for getting that potential client off the fence

Ever had one of those project clients who can never seem to finalize an agreement and move forward with real work? Try these five tips to get them on board.

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Keep your business relevant on social media

Social media is part of our lives now. If you're organization is not making a big push on social media, then you're going to lose to your competition.

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5 reasons you didn't get that last project management job

You wanted a job or tried for a career move that didn't happen. Here are five top reasons why you maybe didn't land the position.

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8 essential ingredients for project success

Experts in project management discuss the steps necessary for completing projects on time and on budget – and what good PMs do when projects threaten to go off track.

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The Project Manager roadmap for 2016

Collaboration, persistence and listening to your end-users will be the key to success in 2016.

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Under pressure everything becomes fluid

There is a misunderstanding that under pressure people perform better. Pressure to a certain degree is fine and can have a positive impact on performance, because people become aware of the fact that things have to get done. But too...

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