Project Management

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Marc Carlson, CIO, Land O’Lakes
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Spring 2020: State of the CIO

CIOs’ expanding management and revenue-generation responsibilities are cementing their roles as business leaders. Traditional technologists need not apply.

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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Stakeholder management can be more complex than project managers think. Here’s how to mentor, influence, and communicate with everyone impacted by your project.

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8 lies project managers tell themselves

From overvaluing milestones to assuming everyone has a unified vision of project success, don’t let these common PM self-deceptions sink your project.

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Organizing around the value stream

When working on multiple projects at once, it is hard to make good progress. If we organize around the value stream, then we can help the work to flow through our system.

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8 dark secrets of organizational change management

In the digital era, organizational change management is crucial to business success — far too crucial to be dogged by its misconceptions and false assumptions.

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4 lessons from the Hertz vs. Accenture IT disaster

A tremendous amount of information and specific insight can be gleaned by analyzing projects gone wrong. Here are four lessons IT leaders can apply to any outsourcing agreement.

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8 tips for dealing with IT project pushback

Technical initiatives are often met with resistance from business leaders, IT pros and end users alike. Here’s how to transform friction into feedback that can help push your project forward.

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Top 6 agile tools for project management

Keep your projects humming with these tools geared for teams committed to agile practices and workflows.

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How to combine project management and collaboration

A look at several products that offer both chat and project management in one interface so that conversations can be turned into workflow, milestones, calendar entries and other actionable items.

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What is TQM? A company-wide strategy for customer satisfaction

Total quality management (TQM) helps bring your entire organization together with one main goal: continually improving processes and products to ensure customer satisfaction.

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What is Kanban? Workflow management simplified

Kanban helps organizations focus on specific tasks until completion. This simple workflow management system is an effective method for fostering collaboration and productivity.

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What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework explained

If your organization is seeking efficient project delivery, decreased time-to-market, and increased stakeholder value, then the Scaled Agile Framework may be right for you.

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7 secrets of high-performing IT teams

Getting staff to move beyond simply meeting basic goals is an art only select IT leaders possess. Here are seven performance-boosting techniques top IT pros rely on.

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What is process improvement? A business methodology for efficiency and productivity

A broken business process can cost your business time and money. But pinpointing exactly where a process breaks down — and where it can be improved — isn’t an exact science.

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The end of project management?

IT project management as a discipline has been around for many years. However, is it relevant in the age of digital products? Or can it become a valuable adjunct to IT digital product management?

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Business requirements: Tracing project deliverables to business goals

Any successfully executed IT project is guided by pre-defined business requirements. Here’s how to ensure project deliverables and resource allocation trace back to business needs.

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What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Gap analysis helps companies objectively evaluate their current state and make improvements to advance the organization toward desired outcomes and to better achieve business goals.

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Why are my projects failing?

Is your IT organization struggling to deliver projects successfully? If so, you're right there with a majority of the IT organizations in the world and it's killing your credibility.

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