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14 reasons why software projects fail

From outsized expectations to fundamental feature changes, software development projects get derailed — or declared failures — thanks to a variety of project management and technical factors.

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

Six Sigma streamlines quality control in an effort to improve current processes, products or services. Here are the methodologies, roles and certifications central to this quality management methodology.

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What is Six Sigma? Streamlining quality management

Six Sigma streamlines quality control in an effort to improve current processes, products or services. Here are the methodologies, roles and certifications central to this quality management methodology.

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What is an EPMO? The organizational key to project success

An enterprise project management office (EPMO) differs from a traditional PMO in that it operates at a strategic level in collaboration with executives to ensure projects and portfolio activities are conducting to the benefit of the...

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IT projects: do we actually ever learn 'lessons learnt'?

We record 'lessons learnt' as part of the project management process, but do we actually learn from them?

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How to lead a virtual team: 5 keys for success

You've got the tools, you've navigated the logistical hurdles, but you still may not be leading your remote team in the most effective way possible. Here's how to get virtual teams right.

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8 top-paying process and project management skills

From CMMI to Scrum, certain process and project management skills command a premium. Here are the eight that pay the best.

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What is a business analyst? A key role for business-IT efficiency

Business analyst help guide businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. These agile workers straddle the line between IT and the business to help bridge the gap and improve efficiency.

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5 misconceptions CIOs still have about agile

Agile has made great headway in the enterprise, but common misconceptions prevent organizations from making the most of the methodology.

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Aligning IT project and business strategies: why you should and how you can

Everything that your business does should be aligned with your business strategy. Here’s why.

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Avoid cat herding: adopt a consistent decision-making process for project management

Once you embrace a simpler, consistent process, you’ll reap the rewards in the form of clearer communication and a more decisive culture within your organization and feel greater confidence in your decisions.

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Why data analytics initiatives still fail

Strong data analytics is a digital business imperative — and it all begins with smart data governance practices and an emphasis on quality and context.

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What is change management? A guide to organizational transformation

New systems and strategies can be highly disruptive to your business. Organizational change management can help ensure your transition to new processes goes smoothly.

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How to get a failing project back on track

While each project is unique and subjected to its own specific risks, there are some universals to heed when it comes to recovering a failing project.

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Agile’s dark secret? IT has little need for the usual methodologies

For all its emphasis on collaboration and time to market, agile is all about product delivery — not business improvement, let alone transformation.

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Portfolio velocity: the new measure of business value realized

Welcome to the last time you report on the number of projects your team delivered.

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Are the greatest IT change managers now facing the greatest change?

The role of the project managers is changing. Projects must mirror changing trends and adapt in terms of scope, domain, content and schedule to satisfy ever-faster business demands.

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7 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

Project managers must look beyond requirements, budgets and timelines to ensure they are executing high-impact, high-visibility projects with a direct line to the organization's overall strategic goals. Here's how to be recognized by...

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