Project Management

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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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Agile project management: 16 tips for a smooth switch to agile

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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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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Top 11 project management certifications for 2018

No matter what your IT role is, a project management certification can add depth, breadth and value to your skills. Here are the top project management certifications, their requirements and cost.

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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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