Project Management

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IT project success rates finally improving

After years of stagnating IT project success rates, a new survey from PMI shows that rates are finally on the rise.

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7 project management tools any business can afford

There’s no shortage of project management solutions for mid-size and large businesses. Startups, though, have limited budgets and simply can't afford high-priced project management software. Here are seven affordable options.

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10 tips for helming IT through ups and downs

Impending mergers, ultrafast growth and sharp dips all put pressure on IT leaders to make quick decisions about tech plans and priorities. Here’s how to make IT shine during times of change.

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Are you the manager of projects or peace?

Do you spend all your time handling internal politics and conflict? Here’s how to avoid it.

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Five ways to beat the project transition blues

Transitioning from sales to delivery for an IT project is an age-old challenge. Learn five ways to improve your chances of having a successful delivery by focusing on these transition tactics.

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Bimodal IT: A steppingstone to agility

Companies should use bimodal IT as a steppingstone to a more innovative IT management strategy, where agility is emphasized.

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9 ways company politics can thwart your projects

Politics is an unfortunate reality in many workplaces, but there are steps you can take to reduce the pervasiveness and impact to projects.

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Voodoo project management

You're fired! Bogus management mumbo jumbo doesn't get projects done. Project management is a complex set of real skills that you can't learn in a 35-hour class.

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

We all know there is a lot of waste in government. Well some politicians are trying to do something about it by enacting the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act.

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Retail CIO improves project management to push POS

Red Wing Shoes overcame several legacy technology and business process hurdles to modernize its antiquated point-of-sale software.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

If you're new to project management or just want to know about agile methodology, the answers to these 10 frequently asked questions will cover the basics you need to know.

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Did your boss make a stupid decision, or do you lack data?

A lot of decisions that might seem downright crazy to you make more sense than you suspect. You just don’t have all the facts.

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Your project management New Year's Resolutions

Here are five project management resolutions that will help you get off to a successful start in 2017.

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How design thinking can enhance IT productivity

Design thinking is of great value in various business endeavors, one of which is IT productivity. The goal is to code only once by making the right upfront decisions on the design.

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Don't confuse project outcomes with business outcomes

As the new year approaches, here's one resolution that will pay you back big time if you stick with it through 2017.

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What it takes to be a great project manager

Project management certifications and training, in general, focus heavily on technical knowledge and project phases, but there's still so much more to being a successful leader. Do you have the necessary soft skills to be a top...

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5 tips for succeeding with a virtual workforce

Ensuring team effectiveness in a global virtual environment takes great communications skills and a willingness to understand different cultures. Here’s how one company gets the most out of its global virtual teams.

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Why senior executives neglect project management

I have spent 10 years trying to understand why senior executives seem to neither understand project management nor regard it as an important means of strategy execution. While conducting my research, I discovered that most heads of...

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