Project Management

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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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How to Salvage a (Nearly) Hopeless Software Project

Faulty foundations, AWOL contractors, bugs piling up -- here’s what to do before taking a sledgehammer to a faltering pile of code

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How to Align Projects Management With Your Business Strategy

With escalating global competition and complex operating environments, C-level executives will increasingly need to call on their project management offices to ensure all activities align with the overall strategic vision of the...

7 Great Options for a Business Analyst Who Wants More

Reader Question: I’m an experienced business analyst and would like to move my career forward. What are my options? First, thanks for emailing me your question. As a Business Analyst (BA), you have many potential career...

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10 Professional-Development Tips for Programmers

Breaking through the glass ceiling as a developer requires more than great programming skills. It requires a commitment to self-improvement and lots of work in other work key areas. To help straighten the learning curve CIO.com asked...

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When Others Suffer For Your Mistakes

What we geeks need to realize is that delivering a fix is insufficient.

Smartsheet, the project management tool cloaked as a spreadseet, adds visualization

Smartsheet, whose namesake online project management app uses a spreadsheet interface, has developed a visualization tool to let its customers graph and map workgroups in their organizations for better planning and supervision.

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How to Succeed at Project Governance

The State of Georgia saved millions of dollars in project costs by implementing processes and a tool that enables the Project Management Office (PMO) to manage projects proactively, identify key predictors for project success, and...

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Internet of Things Prompts IT to Borrow Startup Strategy

Whirlpool staffs like a startup for big IoT projects, asking IT, R&D, marketing and engineering to collaborate.

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5 Tips for Keeping IT Projects on Track

What really works to keep IT projects from going off the rails.

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