Collaboration on software development is essential, but how do you include your partners, customers and even competitors as part of an extended team? Read on for tips on using open source software to establish an innovative network for IT.
Lights, camera… LOTS of action! Microsoft's Silverlight is powering the live video coverage of the Beijing Olympics, so you'll soon be able to watch your favorite sport competitions live on the web. Here's how some of the pieces all fit together — for both web developers and project managers.
The core of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is configuration management: the discipline of identifying, tracking, and controlling your IT environment's components to gain accurate and timely information for better decision-making. This book chapter explains how to manage the project for achieving those goals.
Virtual teams are becoming commonplace, but the old rules for running a meeting don't necessarily apply. Managers need to learn new skills to keep people engaged and to use the time (and technology) effectively. These tips will make your next remote meeting a success.
Agile methodologies for software projects can help organizations create better software faster. Yeah, yeah, you've heard that before. Here, experienced programmers explain the key ingredients to make those goals achievable.
Too many enterprise users get lost in storms of reply-all e-mails while trying to manage projects or collaborate. Blogs make a nbetter answer. Here's how two IT leaders made it work at their enterprises.
Software has become crucial to the very survival of civilization. But badly written, insecure software is hurting people…and costing businesses and individuals billions of dollars every year. This must change. In his new book, "Geekonomics," David Rice shows how we can change it.
You say yes when business colleagues ask for something new, but usually you don't really mean it. That won't fly anymore. An expert in IT organizations advises how to adjust your (and your team's) attitude.n
Workflow isn't rocket science, but it isn't magic either. While workflow can make major improvements in the way an organization runs, it achieves that goal only when its principles are applied correctly.
IT is a business. So why do so many IT leaders do such a terrible job of running their departments like one? Because they put too much emphasis on supply and not enough on demand. In this excerpt from IT Success: Towards a New Model for Information Technology, author Michael Gentle proposes a new model for IT demand management.
Get functional leadership right, and IT projects will go more smoothly, business partners will be better served and project leaders will be positioned for success. But, CIO Liam Durbin warns, five common scenarios will pressure you to skimp on it.
Most organizations can benefit from a balanced scorecard approach, which can raise the profile of key projects, increase functionality, and predict future performance—and it often leads to greater financial return.
When closely knit teams are asked to work with each other, animosity can flare up quickly, leading to an “us versus them” mentality in both teams. We offer tips for traditional—and not-so-traditional—solutions.
If developers and managers both want to create software that users love, why is it that so many shoddy software projects escape from the Quality Assurance department? Judy McKay shares tales from the dark side of software testing.
BrandPosts are written and edited by members of our sponsor
community. BrandPosts create an opportunity for an individual
sponsor to provide insight and commentary from their point-of-view
directly to our audience. The editorial team does not participate
in the writing or editing of BrandPosts.