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How to connect business strategy with project management

Making the connection between your business strategy and project management isn't easy, but it is necessary if projects are going to serve a purpose and meet inherent business needs. Here are some things you can do to make the...

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Notorious project failures -- Berlin airport: Why did it go wrong?

Using a simplified framework -- composed of 10 areas of focus -- that I developed over years of teaching executives how to do better projects and that I apply consistently in my day-to-day job, I will look at projects that are...

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Free project management courses: Improve your skills with these PM training courses

Project management is a rapidly expanding field that offers potential for a career leading and managing projects, but it's not easy or affordable to gain the knowledge you need. To help set you on your project management journey, here...

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How to run your small business with free open source software

From alternatives to Microsoft Office to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.

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How tech activists harness purchasing power to bring about change

Activists launch collective actions with Twitter, Facebook, Google Apps and YouTube. Grab Your Wallet and SleepingGiant show how online campaigns can bring about change.

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IT transaction success begins with setting expectations

IT transaction success begins with setting and maintaining good expectations, from the very earliest discussions about an initiative, through to its ultimate completion.

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Where did the project go right?

How focusing on what you did when you got the IT project right will help you succeed as a project manager in the future.

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10 project management fundamentals for M&A success

If any business activity ever cried out for leadership by someone with project management expertise, it is an initiative spawned by a merger or acquisition. Here are 10 steps successfully applying project management fundamentals to...

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Microsoft to shut CodePlex open source project site

The company acknowledges that GitHub is the go-to option for project hosting and will shutter CodePlex at the end of this year

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Why SMBs need to get project management right from the start

Project management products aren't just for big business. With increasing competition and the always-changing digital landscape, it's important for small businesses to take the grunt work out of critical business processes.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019 and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. Here is how some organizations are leveraging...

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Pennsylvania sues IBM over troubled $110M IT upgrade

Pennsylvania is suing IBM over a never-finished $110 million IT upgrade to its unemployment compensation system. Such large-scale projects often run into trouble.

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Addressing ambiguity on your IT team: A meeting of the minds

Some people have a high tolerance for ambiguity when they tackle projects, and others want all the answers before they do anything. But it is possible for them to get along.

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Prioritizing IT projects has never mattered more

IT project prioritization is crucial for your organization.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Agile frameworks like scrum, lean or kanban are widely used across many industries. Each has its own focus, features, process, benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick comparison to help you decide which will work best for your next...

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The top 8 new open source projects

From blockchain to SDN to container management, these rookies made big waves in open source

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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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