Various materials on project management to help project managers launch their initiatives on schedule and to complete them on time and on budget.
Thu, May 09, 2013 - Have you had a IT project go astray? Maybe you were lucky and it was a brief hiccup with minimal financial consequences. Or maybe you had a disaster of biblical proportions, such as the one that befell Levi Strauss in 2008.
Mon, May 06, 2013 - The IT world is no stranger to projects that go down in flames. In fact, anyone who has had the unenviable pleasure of participating in a failed IT effort likely sensed its demise well before the go-live date. That sixth sense is invaluable in a competitive field like IT -- but only if it is acted on promptly and professionally.
Tue, April 30, 2013 - Three years after Chatter's release, there are many who still doubt Salesforce.com's collaboration platform. It's time to wake up and smell the coffee. The long-term collaboration improvements are worth the short-term workflow disruptions.
Thu, April 18, 2013 - The virtualization giant adds project management and secure messaging capabilities to its enterprise social networking and collaboration platform in an effort to break down information silos and centralize workflow.
Thu, April 11, 2013 - IT executives and project managers provide practical advice on how you can best monitor your team and head off potential problems.
Thu, April 11, 2013 - George Carlin made phrases like 'jumbo shrimp' famous. But the need to control agile projects is no joke. Ask the right questions along the way, though, and you'll bring order to a process than can easily turn chaotic.
Tue, April 09, 2013 - The work is due next month, but you know it won't be done for three months. Now what? A group of programmers and consultants met at a recent software development conference to swap war stories and discuss management and firefighting challenges.
Tue, March 19, 2013 - Businesses are moving fast to address the demand for both employee- and customer-facing mobile apps. However, there is a danger in rushing. Here are five ways to avoid pushing out a mobile app too soon.
Mon, March 18, 2013 - How do you keep IT projects under control? Project managers and project management experts share their top tips for keeping IT projects on schedule.
Fri, March 15, 2013 - Traditional IT analyst firms have long provided and answer to the question, "Which vendor should my company choose?" Newer firms are taking a different approach by instead asking, "How should your company choose a vendor?"
Thu, March 14, 2013 - Beyond testing scripts and automating everything, a new approach to software testing is gaining traction in larger organizations. Proponents including Barclays, the world's fourth largest bank. Should your team listen?
Tue, March 12, 2013 - Some parts of vendor evaluation never change. Many folks boil it down to just three words: References, references and references. In the cloud, you really need to do a more thorough screening. References are important, but they are only part of the process.
Mon, March 04, 2013 - The agile software development community claims that changing the way you work doesn't make things faster. Then why do it at all? Compare agile to traditional development methodologies and you'll see that agile can, in fact, be faster.
Wed, February 13, 2013 - Sixty-five years after the birth of ENIAC, software controls airplanes, pacemakers and missile systems--and it's buggy. Nonetheless, provably correct software has come a long way, and a variety of emerging software testing frameworks and methodologies are poised to further advance the cause.