Project Management

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How to keep your IT project sponsor engaged

Your project sponsor has disappeared and you need him for information, for decision-making, for tasks, and direction? But he is otherwise detained. Here are three strategies for keeping your disappearing project sponsor available to...

The power of vision

How a vision statement can make IT relevant to the C-suite

With marketing taking a growing slice of the IT budget and the rise of shadow IT, some people are asking if IT is still needed. See how to harness the power of vision to increase the relevance of IT to the C-suite.

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The challenge of project risk management

Risk planning is critical, but it won't safeguard your project or your data or your customer from everything. Somethings you just can't plan for -- so you need to be ready to respond quickly and efficiently.

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18 enterprise software selection risks and how to avoid them

Buying enterprise software can be a risky proposition. Having an idea of the risks faced when selecting such software helps organizations to develop mitigation strategies.

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This one PMO approach is obscuring the truth from your stakeholders

Using process-centric project plan designs tends to obscure clear communication. Deliverable-centric project plans better support clear communications, make data extraction easier for reporting and enable project manager flexibility...

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5 things I would tell my project manager self from 15 years ago

The top 5 things I wish my project manager self would have known 15 or more years ago in order to be a better project manager sooner than I otherwise was.

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10 tips to get the most out of your project management system

Project management pros share their top tips for getting workers to use project management software more efficiently and effectively – from entering project updates to leveraging more advanced features.

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Why IT professionals must make the hard things look easy

Be like a duck on a pond and appear calm on top and paddle like heck underneath! Make hard things look easy and easy things look hard. In a nutshell, that's your job as an IT professional.

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The benefits of doing a detailed enterprise software requirements analysis

Doing a detailed requirements analysis before selecting enterprise software helps identify best-fit software and reduces implementation risks. This article answers the question of how much detail should be in those requirements.

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5 more tips for remote project managers

5 more tips to keep in mind when working as a remote project manager or otherwise engaging any team or customer in a virtual setting.

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How to recognize and handle the overly self-important client

Not all projects or consulting engagements should be taken on. Consider the client's attitude. What is your gut telling you? It's probably right...so beware.

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Innovation lessons from the first computers

You can learn innovation lessons from the pioneers of computing. Hint: It takes vision and project management skills to achieve success.

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When to keep, upgrade or replace enterprise software

Corporate needs change, enterprise software ages and new software competitors appear. This presents an opportunity for improvement, but you need a process to reduce risks and maximize ROI.

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Ending the 'War on Work': Improving team productivity and managing chaos

Is your organization actively accommodating for chaos or are you simply working to get rid of it? Chaos comes in many forms, some external and some as unintended effects from other internal actions. Actively accommodating for chaos...

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4 warning signs that your team is not agile

Agile projects get the most out of people, with huge payoffs in productivity and effectiveness. But you have to choose those people carefully to avoid blow-ups.

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The plight of the global CIO

Working in international settings, managing teams across continents, and dealing with partners in different languages and timezones makes the world of a Global CIO very interesting.

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5 project meeting myths

Let's examine 5 common myths about project meetings and why they just don't seem as important to everyone else as they seem to the project manager.

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3 ways to minimize enterprise software selection risk

While a data-driven software selection focuses on requirements, the demo, product audit and reference checks reduce project risks in other ways.

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