Chris.Ward

Chris Ward has been an expert on Microsoft products since the days of Windows 3.1. He's authored several books on subjects ranging from Windows Command Line to Cisco certification, as well as co-authoring CCNA Exam Cram Questions, 2nd Edition with Jeremy Cioara. Chris holds PMP certification from PMI and has worked as an online instructor for several of the world's top e-learning companies, and currently for CBT Nuggets.

Chris is a highly sought-after presenter and trainer who has delivered presentations with Cisco's John Chambers and US Post Office executives. He has professional certifications in A+ 2003, Network+, iNet +, MCSE Windows 2000, MCSE Communications, CCNA, PMP, MOS.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Chris Ward and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Chris.Ward

How to avoid buyers’ remorse
Managing the Intangible

How to avoid buyers’ remorse

Part of the problem we face in IT project management is the speed of technological advances, and as a result, there are times that we’ve all pulled the trigger on purchasing things we thought we needed — only to discover later that we didn’t even turn the system on, much less use it.
June 20, 2016
Managing the Intangible

Failure is an option

When it comes to project management failure is sometimes an option. Many of us have pulled ourselves from the smoking ruins of a project to say, “What happened?” and “How did this not succeed?”
March 31, 2016
How to fight the ongoing war between business and IT
Managing the Intangible

How to fight the ongoing war between business and IT

IT service providers must maintain a balance between business and IT in order to provide value to customers. That means prioritizing and managing IT services from the perspective of a business value. Balance, communication and strategy are the solutions.
March 7, 2016
How to get your organization to recognize the need for change
Managing the Intangible

How to get your organization to recognize the need for change

As a CIO, project leader, or IT manager, you might find it difficult to get your organization or project team to recognize the need for change, and the even greater need to control change. So, how do we handle it?
February 1, 2016
3 ways to better train your team for success
Managing the Intangible

3 ways to better train your team for success

Training your team is vital to the success of any project. Here are three primary factors to consider in order to be more effective at training and get those neurons working..
January 7, 2016
4 tips to make your meetings more successful
Managing the Intangible

4 tips to make your meetings more successful

In project management, communication is key to success. Part of that communication will be face-to-face meetings, which is a very effective way to communicate. However, face-to-face meetings can take up valuable time from other tasks and activities and they can feel like a black hole that’s sucking the life out of your day.
December 2, 2015
Managing the Intangible

How to be a project manager mentor

Mentoring and coaching have been buzzwords within management for many years. However, traditional mentoring methods are not as efficient or successful as they were in the past. Here are some foundational pointers that might help you with mentoring in your organization.
September 30, 2015
3 essential communications principles for project managers
Managing the Intangible

3 essential communications principles for project managers

Communication is the most important skill we can have as project managers. Keeping it simple is the most effective way to communicate, and it doesn’t mean we can’t communicate more advanced concepts, it just means that we need get to the point and stick to the point. There are three principles in today’s world of faster, more agile/lean projects that help with communication.
September 23, 2015