Big Data Project Management: What’s In & What’s Out?

CTOvision

Here’s something to think about when you're planning a big data project: are you planning a project or a program ? Here's a simple distinction: A project typically has a beginning, middle, and end. Projects. Managing Data-Intensive Programs and Projects: Selected Articles.

IT Project Management: What Makes Digital Projects Different

CEB IT

Unsurprisingly, this has meant the management of digital projects and programs has become a critical focus for IT project management offices (PMOs).

IT Project Management: The PMO’s Role in Agile Organizations

CEB IT

The demands from all parts of a company to digitize products, services, and processes has meant that IT teams have had to speed-up their development of new technology ideas – and how quickly they let the bad ones fail – and this has led many of them to embrace Agile methods.

Project management is key to driving business success

Computer Weekly

Project managers are struggling to keep up with the fast pace of business development, leading to project failures

The Tip of the Spear II: Connecting Big Data Project Management with Enterprise Data Strategy

CTOvision

Managing data is not the same as analyzing it. Making the data analysis process – the tip of the Big Data spear -- effective and efficient is where good project planning and management come in. Data are often generated and managed in system- or mission-specific siloes.

IT Project Management: How PMOs Can Survive in a Digitized Company

CEB IT

Many managers – inside and outside of IT – have strong points of views, and often visceral emotions, about IT project management offices (PMOs). PMOs, of course, have typically structured their mandates and staffing approaches to provide support for a project-centric model.

10 Best Practices in Configuring your Agile Project Management Tools

Social, Agile and Transformation

If you are serious about agile development then you most likely selected a tool to enable team collaboration and manage the backlog, sprints, and releases. While I have heard of some teams and even organizations staying low tech and using stickies, cards, or spreadsheets, it's really hard to scale to multiple teams, manage distributed teams, or develop metrics to support process improvements.

5 Ways to Improve Developer Productivity and Quality on Agile Development Teams

Social, Agile and Transformation

Many leaders that are new to scaling agile ask me about measuring individual developer and tester productivity since most agile metrics such as velocity are aggregate measures around a team's performance. agile software development DevOps digital transformation it management leadership offshore development organizational change product management project management software development software qa

What is Risk Management in Project Management?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - What is Risk Management in Project Management? Enterprise risk management and project management have some similarities, especially at first glance. The Meaning of Risk Management in Projects.

20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

I've worked with some very strong Agile Product Owners, others that needed a lot of help transitioning from BRD centric waterfall product management, and others that have strong backgrounds in other product roles (product strategy, management, or marketing) and are new to agile product development. agile planning agile software development DevOps innovation it management organizational change product management project management

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Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers. Ive been asked lately about the role of project managers on agile or SCRUM teams. Project managers should be tasked with this scheduling.

Choosing the right project management methodology

ComputerWorld IT Management

In " How to pick a project management methodology (PMM) ," I covered the some of the most recognized methodologies, as well as a few high-level factors, that may impact selection decisions. Related story: What's difference between project management and change management? ].

16 Top Project Management Methodologies

Galido

If you’re new to Project Management, the number of different methodologies (and acronyms) can be mind-boggling. We’ve broken 16 common project management methodologies into bite-sized pieces to help you choose the best approach for your next project.

8 quick ways to increase your project management knowledge

ComputerWorld IT Management

With 10 interconnected knowledge areas that incorporate the use of 47 processes organized into five process groups, project management can be a multifaceted maze to navigate. Developing a deeper understanding of this discipline can be an all-consuming and intimidating task at times, and just trying to find out where to turn for training can feel overwhelming.

How To Question Developers and Learn What is Really Going On

Social, Agile and Transformation

Anyone who''s ever worked with me knows that I love spending time with developers. agile software development innovation it management organizational change project management I will ask simple questions, "What are you working on?", "Can I see the code?", "Who is also working on this requirement and what are they doing?", and my favorite question, "How will your work help customers?".

What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

Social, Agile and Transformation

So much what makes agile teams successful is dependent on their collaboration - establishing a shared understanding of priorities, solving problems, developing solutions, resolving blocks, and improving practices. agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development

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10 Ways to be More Agile

CIO Dashboard

You might think the word “ agile ” is synonymous with “paralysis” to see some organizations react to the idea of introducing agile development principles to their traditional systems development lifecycle (SDLC).

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5 Key Lessons for New Agile Product Owners

Social, Agile and Transformation

At some point, organizations that want to scale to more agile development programs or take on wider scoped digital transformation efforts need to consider how best to cultivate Product Owners. Scaling additional development teams is a lot easier. Once an organization has a defined agile practice, a defined set of technology platforms, and a documented development standard then scaling.

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Case study: Using project management for effective crowdsourcing

Trends in the Living Networks

One of the most important implications of organizations shifting to crowdsourcing and crowd work is the need for effective project management structures. We cover Project Management in Chapter 14 of Getting Results From Crowds. He relies heavily on crowds in building the company, and uses tight project management processes to manage them. “It Effective project management of crowd workers is enabling his new startup to get out of the gates faster.

The Agile CIO as a Business – IT Marriage Counselor

CIO Dashboard

If the relationship between developers and business users is like a marriage, sometimes the CIO’s job is akin to a marriage counselor. In our experience agile’s focus on collaboration and flexibility can drive significant improvements in project delivery.

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Enterprise Agile Practices - Scaling from Teams to Organizations

Social, Agile and Transformation

How do IT departments and software development companies achieve consistency with their agile programs? Agile delivery methods make it easy to start small by winning one sprint at a time, one team at a time, and one product release at a time until organizations develop a rhythm of delivery and drive process improvement through retrospectives and self organization practices.

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Why web application development projects fail (and what IT can do about it)

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Summary: Depending on the survey you read, anywhere from 25% – 68% of development projects fail. Why do these projects fail, and what can you do about it? Over the past 37 years in the application development software industry, we’ve seen it all. Developers cut corners.

CIO Blogs for July 2011

A CIO's Voice

How to Kill Projects and Develop Agile Programs Part 1 by Isaac Sacolick. Free Answers From Google On How CIOs Can Be Better Managers by Jim Anderson. Reinvent Your Training Methods by Chris Curran. Available does not equal best by Eric D. Brown.

From the Other Side of the Table — CIO Interview Questions to Employers

A CIO's Voice

How does senior management view the role and importance of this department and this position? How much guidance or assistance is made available to employees in developing career goals?

Looking for talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media on cool tech, media, and future topics

Trends in the Living Networks

We have just posted an ad on Elance , looking for editors/ writers/ project managers for some of our existing and forthcoming online publications. Talented editors/ writers / project managers / social media for cool tech and future topics. We are looking for highly talented editors/ project managers who can drive quality content and traffic on these sites. Following our project and content guidelines.

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Seeking talent in Sydney: Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time

Trends in the Living Networks

We have just placed an ad on Seek for Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time. Amazing Content and Web Project Managers – Part-time. Drive cutting-edge content projects with global visibility. We are running a wide range of projects, and if you’re amazing we will find ways to use you – we have unlimited openings for awesome people. We need people whose talent, intelligence, experience and skills can be applied to our projects.

How Important Is “Perfect Data” To Data Analytics Programs?

CTOvision

database managers have always had to concern themselves with standards, data cleaning, corrections, and manual versus automated approaches to data quality control. Look first at available data before proposing significant changes to your data management infrastructure. Engage early and often with senior management, not just with your project's sponsor. Also consider upgrading middle and upper management's analytical skills. Dennis D. McDonald.

Looking for Amazing Multi-Talented Content Project Manager/ Editor/ Web Dev - Part-time - Sydney

Trends in the Living Networks

Amazing Multi-Talented Content Project Manager/ Editor/ Web Dev – Part-time - Sydney. Apply your awesome talent and intelligence to cutting-edge highly visible content projects: reports, web, iPad, events and more: part-time/ flexible. • We are looking for someone extremely talented at content creation and projects. Drive cutting-edge content projects with global visibility. Project management: We have a diverse range of projects on the go.

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

CIO Dashboard

It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. On the other hand, the evolutionary development approach inherent in agile gives designers more freedom, enabling them to respond to changing needs as they arise.

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Old Problem – New Context – Business to IT Translation

Perficient - Digital Transformation

If they had been following a basic project management or software development life cycle it could have been avoided. These tools make it easier to manage the basics with the check box’s included. These tools need to part of our everyday life during a project cycle and simple to use. A little upfront planning and training can deliver astounding results throughout the project lifecycle.

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Top Five Itineraries for the CIO's Offshore Visit

Social, Agile and Transformation

I cover topics for Technologists from CIOs to Developers - agile development, agile portfolio management, leadership, business intelligence, big data, startups, social networking, SaaS, content management, media, enterprise 2.0 agile software development. (56).

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The 4 Traits Every CIO Should Aim to Develop

CTOvision

It's easy to become bogged down in the day to day of managing the IT department. You should also be an integral part in developing a strategy to overcome those challenges. Stay informed of new technology options that can help with managing remote employees, project management, tracking shipping, or monitoring employee productivity. Brigg Patten. If you’re a CIO, you worked hard to get to where you are. You know a thing or two or technology and business.

Systems Objective Scorecard

A CIO's Voice

During the course of managing an IT department, it is important for IT management to understand areas of risks. Management and Planning. The strategies about information systems, development plans and budget are mapped according to the strategic goal and company business. Deficiencies in this objective could lead to the design, purchase/construction, development and system operations not responding to the company and business needs.

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Creep

A CIO's Voice

As the purveyor of everything IT, I am charged with making sure projects do not suffer from the dreaded scope creep. As managers we know the productivity of the resources involved and how to allocate them, sometimes the requirements gathering fails and so does estimating costs and scheduling deliverables. This is often the case with application development. This leads to project failure or cost/schedule overruns.

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Reinventing IT by Developing a Digital Framework for all Structural Components

Future of CIO

From an IT management perspective, an effective CIO’s job is to leverage systems view for an understanding of the variety of business relationship, organizational functions, and processes. How to reinvent IT by developing a digital framework for all structural components?