Bruce.Harpham

Bruce Harpham, PMP, writes on technology and project management at Project Management Hacks for growth-oriented professionals.

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Articles by Bruce.Harpham

The 8 most common IT training mistakes
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The 8 most common IT training mistakes

Poor training can sink a technical implementation, derail a digital transformation or leave you scrambling to fill gaps when employees leave. Here’s how to structure you training practices for practical success.
January 23, 2018
8 ways you’re failing at change management
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8 ways you’re failing at change management

Technical transformations are all too often derailed by poor change management. Here’s how to map out and execute a smooth, successful transition.
January 3, 2018
9 ways you’re failing at business intelligence
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9 ways you’re failing at business intelligence

Solid business intelligence is essential to making strategic business decisions, but for many organizations, BI efforts are derailed by poor data practices, tactical mistakes and more.
November 21, 2017
10 ways you’re failing at IT audits
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10 ways you’re failing at IT audits

IT audits can feel like a grim nuisance, but great value awaits those who heed these common mistakes that inevitably lead to an IT audit disaster.
July 5, 2017
Getting started with blockchain smart contracts
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Getting started with blockchain smart contracts

Smart contracts based on blockchain can help you cut costs and waste and offer some much-needed visibility into your supply chain. Here’s how they work.
December 6, 2016
How technology is improving the hiring process
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How technology is improving the hiring process

The need to create and support a brand as a top employer is a key driving force behind adoption of new technologies designed to make the hiring process better for candidates, recruiters and employers alike.
October 18, 2016
How online businesses grow sales in the offline world
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How online businesses grow sales in the offline world

The efficiency of ecommerce sales with one-click checkout and third-party fulfillment can come at the cost of intimacy between you and your customer. Here’s how some online businesses are getting personal.
August 23, 2016
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How companies are training tomorrow’s IT leaders

Where will the next generation of IT leaders come from? Some large companies, including Boeing and Vanguard, are taking leadership development into their own hands.
August 3, 2016
Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages
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Why buying from small businesses offers big advantages

From social responsibility to greater flexibility in services and contracts, there are plenty of reasons to take a closer look at small vendors and what they can do for your organization.
July 27, 2016
Calculating the dollars and cents of ERP
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Calculating the dollars and cents of ERP

The evaluation process is critical to the success of enterprise resource planning systems, and is one way IT can bring real value to your company’s finance department.
July 19, 2016
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Why help desk jobs are going unfilled

Help desk jobs have long been seen as a stepping stone to other roles, but that perception is out of date. Today's help desk professionals are taking on more complex work and they're in high demand.
June 16, 2016
How Hilton delivers greater convenience to hotel guests
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How Hilton delivers greater convenience to hotel guests

Most hotel chains are offering high tech amenities to their guests these days. From apps to IoT tech, Hilton’s raising the bar on what customers can expect, from the lobby to the room.
May 5, 2016