Project Management

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3 reasons projects fail

You think you can blame others or tight constraints or issues for project failures. But in the end, it falls to the project manager. We must own it.

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5 things your project client wants you to know

As we get involved in a project we sometimes operate with blinders on, focused more on the solution than the customer. Here are five things that your client wants you to know that you may not realize or be thinking about.

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5 project management hacks for achieving project success

Five (more) tips to make your project experience more successful and a better experience for the team and customer.

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Why most enterprise software projects should start with an evaluation

The rapid pace of innovation in the enterprise software space suggests that it is usually worth starting a new enterprise software project with an evaluation, even if the ultimate result is a development project.

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My dog is smarter than your project manager

The project manager who can stick to these basic best practices will win more than he loses. Work smarter, not harder.

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7 tips to transform difficult stakeholders into project partners

Business projects almost always create change, which can also bring about significant disruption, stress and fear. That anxiety can translate into difficult project stakeholders – not to mention at-risk projects and unmet goals....

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Nine benefits of outsourcing IT project management

Do you know what good service looks like? Does your team? There are more than a few benefits of hiring IT project management as a service (PMaaS).

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5 ways to avoid kicking off a project before its ready

Starting a project before it's really ready can be painful and expensive. Here are five tips for knowing whether or not the project you were just handed needs more prep work or is truly ready to kickoff.

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4 strategies for getting an IT project out of limbo

Projects are meant to be executed on. Yet, for some reason, many projects remain in limbo - never executed on even with all resources and funding in place just because someone can't pull the trigger.

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5 project management hacks for a better customer experience

Five ways you can improve the overall project experience for your customer. Start by looking at the project from their perspective.

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Why you can skip business process analysis when purchasing COTS or cloud software

Many people think process analysis and optimization should be done before embarking on a software project. This article explains why it is unnecessary when buying commercial off-the-shelf or cloud software.

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The dirty secrets of project management revealed

Thousands of project managers are in a mad rush to push IT projects live on July 1. Why are PMs more than willing to go over budget than miss a deadline?

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4 steps to PMO viability

These four concepts can help ensure the viability of your project management office.

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The ERP upgrade conundrum: How to calculate the true cost

If you use an old on-premise financial management solution, you have a difficult decision to make over the next few years: do you upgrade the application one last time and get a few more years out of it or move to a modern cloud...

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8 reasons why committees fail when selecting enterprise software

While organizations use committees to select business-critical software, real world experience shows this doesn’t work as expected. Here's a look at why committees struggle with software decisions and what path leads to more...

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Making the case for agile in the enterprise

In part 1 of our three-part series on how IT leaders can make sense of agile methodologies, we look at how to make the business case for agile (Includes video).

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How to structure an outsourced IT project for less risk, more leverage

Large-scale IT outsourcing deals are doomed to fail if you don’t structure the project properly. Therefore, it’s imperative that during the negotiating and contracting phase you lay the groundwork to mitigate the risks and maintain...

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5 tips for getting the project management job you really want

When we are searching for a job sometimes we're just firing off our resume late at night. Every once in a while there is that job we really, really want or are a great match for. Follow these five tips to get noticed for that job.

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