Project Management

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8 project management tips for setting and managing expectations

Project managers and IT executives share their top strategies for creating realistic schedules and keeping projects on track.

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What is a business analyst and what do they do for software implementation projects?

Business analysts have traditionally served as a bridge between an enterprise IT department and the business units to ensure that software has the functions that users need. But the role is evolving to include responsibility for...

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6 traits of highly effective project managers

To be a truly great project manager, you must be a strategic business partner fully vested in organizational success — and be able to roll with inevitable setbacks. Here’s how to stand out from the crowd.

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Why IT projects still fail

Despite new methodologies and management techniques meant to head off spectacular failures, critical technical initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here’s how IT can learn from its mistakes.

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Top 11 project management certifications for 2017

No matter what your IT role is, a project management certification can add depth, breadth and value to your skills. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements and cost.

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How to pick the best project management methodology for success

Choosing the right project management methodology for the job is essential. Our guide to evaluating project management methodologies will ensure you pick the perfect fit for your next project.

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15 famous ERP disasters, dustups and disappointments

It's no wonder ERP has such a bad reputation: The history surrounding the complex and expensive enterprise software market is packed with tales of vendor mud-slinging, outrageous hype and epic failures.

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The 7 best project management mobile apps

For teams on the go, there’s nothing like a top-notch project management tool to keep everyone productive. If your company is in the market for a mobile project management solution, these are your top contenders.

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8 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

IT executives and certified project management professionals reveal the most common reasons projects get derailed and what project managers can do to keep them on track.

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7 agile certifications to take your career to the next level

The agile methodology has changed the face of software development and project management, and has increased demand for professionals with agile knowledge and experience. Here are seven agile-focused certifications to benchmark your...

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Since when did BA stand for bloomin' amazing?

A great BA is worth their weight in gold. Here’s why...

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No shortcuts! Do cloud requirements discovery right

The discovery phase is the weakest part of any cloud project, but getting it wrong can cost you dearly. Here's how to do requirements discovery right.

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6 free and feature-filled open source project management tools

You don't have to shell out for expensive project management software, these free and open-source solutions that just might fit your business needs.

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Is psychometric testing perfect for IT?

Is psychometric assessment the future of effective IT recruitment? How will it impact IT project management performance?

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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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