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How to find the perfect project for Six Sigma success

With its deep emphasis on process, Six Sigma isn’t a tool for every problem. Here are six tips for finding just the right organizational issues that Six Sigma can successfully address.

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Agile project management: A comprehensive guide

Geared toward continuous improvement, the agile methodology can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success. Here is everything you need to know about agile project management, from certification to training to software and...

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Where does an IT project manager’s job end?

Traditionally a project is judged complete when it is transitioned into service. Maybe it’s time to reevaluate this end point.

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5 early warning signs of project failure

Far too many projects still do not meet intended goals. Here are five leading indicators of a failing project that — when caught — can drastically improve your project’s chances for success.

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Advancements in project portfolio management of technology investments

If you are responsible for managing portfolios of technology programs and projects, your success in maximizing business outcomes with finite resources is vital to your company’s future in a digital world. New management techniques can...

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10 project management myths to avoid

Don’t let your projects fall prey to the unnecessary confusion, uncertainty, and harm that can result from these all-too-commonly held project management misconceptions.

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The RACI matrix: Your blueprint for project success

A RACI matrix is the simplest, most effective means for defining and documenting project roles and responsibilities. Knowing exactly who is responsible, who is accountable, who needs to be consulted, and who must be kept informed at...

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How AI could revolutionize project management

Estimation, resource management and KPIs are just a few of the key areas where machine learning and predictive analytics can have a positive impact on project outcomes.

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Why project managers are vital to BRM success

There is a hidden solution for shifting business-relationship managers from a tactical to a strategic focus: Embrace the project manager.

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PMP certification: How to ace the Project Management Professional exam

Approximately two out of five people fail their first attempt at the PMP exam. The following overview of the PMP certification will help you ace the exam on your first try.

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If, buts and maybes: mind your IT project language

Can certain words cast a negative shadow on project management thinking?

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Success isn’t a straight line: survival requires continuous planning

What you need is more continuous planning to deliver on your commitments.

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How to kill a dead project

Think you might have a zombie IT project on your hands? Killing it can be challenging. It takes just the right mix of forensics and logistical know-how, and a lot of political will.

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Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Project management plays a crucial role in enabling companies to transform business and execute strategy effectively. Here is a look at project management and all the key elements that have made it a necessity for businesses of every...

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Ready or not, here they come

A lack of operational readiness when IT go-lives begin can throw participants into confusion and panic – and an otherwise well-run IT project will be perceived a terrible failure.

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How to determine, document, and communicate your project scope

Determining, documenting and sharing a project’s scope can be complicated and stressful. Here are a couple of business leaders willing to share how they go about it and what they found to be successful.

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The scrum master role explained

Watch this instructional video to understand how a scrum master can help a team learn agile development and follow a scrum process to develop new applications


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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