Project Management

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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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12 reasons why digital transformation fails in the enterprise

Lack of CEO sponsorship, talent deficiency, resistance to change — if you’ve encountered any of the following issues, you may want to rethink your digital transformation before it grinds to a standstill.

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16 tips for a smooth switch to agile project management

If your company is interested in making the switch to agile project management, here are some tips and strategies to help smooth the transition.

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What is CMMI? A model for optimizing development processes

The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) helps organizations streamline process improvement, encouraging a productive, efficient culture that decreases risks in software, product and service development.

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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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15 essential project management tools for enterprise PMs

Project managers play a vital role in organizational success. Having the right set of tools to tackle analytics, requirements, change and project progress will help you perform at your best.

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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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