Project Management

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Ensure your software evaluation & selection delivers the anticipated business value

Knowing when a full software evaluation project is worthwhile

Based on your software budget, here's how to estimate the resources needed to ensure you select the best-fit enterprise software for your particular needs.

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How to manage your project team through uncertainty

Nothing is certain in the world of project management – except that your project will end at some point, or at least your leadership of it will. Successfully or unsuccessfully...at some point enough will be enough. And sometimes that...

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6 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

Deliverables are the life's blood of project management so it only makes sense to do what you can to safeguard against the most common pitfalls.

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When all eyes are on your project

Sometimes you're going to manage project so visible that everyone is going to care about it. How do you handle that pressure? How do you get the right info to everyone who cares...when everyone cares?

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Using KPIs to measure a project team's effectiveness

Key performance indicators play an indispensable role in project management and aid in measuring the success or failure of project activities. Understanding KPIs and selecting the ones that are best-suited to measuring a specific...

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Why software requirements development matters

A thorough requirements analysis takes time and money, but helps an organization to truly understand what they need and want. That understanding is a critical part of the ultimate success of the new software.

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4 ways project managers can make their CEOs happy

Project managers...it's not just about making your project clients happy. Here are four tips that will have your CEO smiling week in and week out...probably.

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Having created the LAWS, you have to uphold them!

Project management polices the methodologies and, where necessary, adapts them to suit individual projects. In cases like the hybrid project management methodology I invented called LAWS (Lean, Agile, Waterfall, Six Sigma), now I have...

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4 ways to better manage your project resources

Project success often comes down to how well you manage your project team and the quality of the work they produce. Keep these four tips in mind and you will reap more success on the projects you manage.

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More than half of IT projects still failing

An annual survey from project management company Innotas shows that more than half of IT projects fail, three years after a similar survey showed nearly identical findings.

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7 ways to get the most from your vendors

Strategies have changed dramatically in the past few years, with new approaches like consolidating your vendor lineup and choosing smaller vendor partners.

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3 things world-class achievers do nonstop

World-class achievers find success by having three qualities — three things they have or do nonstop — that let them outperform their peers. Have you ever wondered what those are?

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5 tips for continuously improving as a project manager

We can always be striving for better on our projects...better performance as project managers...better leadership provided to those we are managing. Try these five tips for ongoing improvement in your personal performance.

Prepare your project for the 7 faces of change

Life is full of change. Projects produce change. Change is not something to be avoided, but a reality to be navigated. Let's identify the seven faces of change in your projects and engage strategies to handle change effectively....

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8 challenges affecting software project management

Software development isn’t easy. Managing software development projects might be even harder.

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Why 2 + 2 does not always equal 4 on projects

The obvious on projects may not always be so obvious. Be careful not to be so busy that you get trapped into taking things at face value. Pay attention...dig deeper.

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When will the product be done?

Clearly knowing the schedule and budget for delivering an Agile based project is challenging. Using story pointing, velocity charts and Minimum Viable Product (MVP) also known as Minimum Viable Set (MVS) are key methods to minimize...

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