Various materials on project management to help project managers launch their initiatives on schedule and to complete them on time and on budget.
Wed, November 27, 2013 - The vendor chosen in a no-bid process to build Healthcare.gov was fired from a similar project after missing deadlines and suffering security lapses for three years. Such obvious mistakes are unfortunately all too common in the private and public sector. Here are four simple ways to make sure you choose the right vendor for your IT project.
Tue, November 19, 2013 - Senior technology industry executives from Adobe, VMware and others diagnose the problems in troubled Healthcare.gov, citing the ambitious scope of the project and endemic flaws in broader government contracting apparatus.
Mon, November 18, 2013 - The problems that plagued the launch of Healthcare.gov -- the online data hub and insurance marketplace central to healthcare reform -- will someday fill a book. For now, developers can apply these six lessons from Healthcare.gov's very public failure to their own software projects.
Thu, November 07, 2013 - A smart person once said, 'As long as you're asking the wrong questions, it doesn't matter what answers you come up with.' When it comes to making the business case for CRM, the CFO is likely to ask too many of the wrong questions.
Wed, November 06, 2013 - From basic document collaboration to video conferencing and scheduling, these collaboration tools help small businesses connect people and information.
Tue, November 05, 2013 - The idea behind the #NoEstimates approach to software development isn't to eliminate estimates but, rather, to explore other ways to solve problems without specifically asking, 'How long will it take?' Here are five real-world examples of teams that are doing just that.
Fri, November 01, 2013 - Everybody knows that the use case for CRM. It's in its name, after all: Customer relationship management. But how does that really improve the way your company does business?
Tue, October 15, 2013 - Ask an 'agile coach' what he or she does and the answer could range from write code to run meetings. It's not what you'd necessarily expect an agile coach to be doing, but that doesn't mean the role is unnecessary.
Thu, October 10, 2013 - If IT project managers were granted three wishes by the IT genie, what would they wish for? Here are the seven desires you'd find on the list.
Tue, October 08, 2013 - Many articles written for today's CIOs discuss how to avoid project failures. According to most industry analysts, at least one-third of CRM projects fall short. Let's explore what you should try to avoid and how to conduct a post-mortem analysis should your project fail.
Tue, October 01, 2013 - Getting the right license for your open source project can mean the difference between success and failure for your software.
Mon, September 16, 2013 - Sure, there's admin certification to verify knowledge and experience, but even certified admins make errors. While these errors are easy to spot, preventing them may mean sending employees back to school.
Mon, September 09, 2013 - If software development teams can take the time they spend estimating how long a project will take and start to execute that project instead, they can go that much faster. But what does a world without estimates look like -- and what might it mean for the business?
Tue, August 13, 2013 - If it's true that the best CRM systems are built, not bought, then which features should you be building? And how should you build them? As with riding a bike, implementing a CRM system gets much harder once you take off the training wheels--or, in this case, the out-of-the-box features.