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


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


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: How PMOs Can Survive in a Digitized Company


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.

What to Consider When Choosing a Project Management Software


Information Technology Blog - - What to Consider When Choosing a Project Management Software - Information Technology Blog. We’re now going to talk about project management software. Thus, it is fundamental that the manager knows what he is looking for.

What is Risk Management in Project Management?


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.

16 Top Project Management Methodologies


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.

Why Big Data Project Management Can Be So Difficult


When it comes to the management of big data, therein lies the challenge. There is software now which can assist in tracking a company's customers and potential customers. Along with the challenges of project management and handling big data solutions, new software is being designed all the time which helps companies with project tracking and data management. There are several reasons that managing big data remains a challenge. Rick Delgado.

5 Risk Mitigation Strategies for Agile Teams

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Basecamp vs. Wrike: Battle of the Project Management Apps

IT Toolbox

We compare Basecamp and Wrike, two top PM software solutions, on usability, productivity, collaboration, and other features. Which one is a better fit for your business

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? ].

Three Perspectives of Software Architecture

Future of CIO

Software Architecture intuitively denotes the high level structures of a software system. Software architecture is not a solution in itself, but rather a component of the overall business objective. Here are some perspectives of the software architecture.

Myths About Project Management Busted By Hard Facts


MYTH 2 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION IS A MUST. Even at corporate giants such as IBM, only 56% of project management specialists hold a certificate. 70% of accidental project managers have no special training or certificate at hand.

Enterprise Agile Development - Why you still need Project Managers.

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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.

4 Reasons Your ERP Project Management Team Must Be Top Notch

IT Toolbox

Stories about enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects that fail are not in short supply. A quick Google search will turn up all manner of disasters that can happen when implementing ERP software. In most cases, those failures aren’t related to the ERP implementation process nearly as much as to the people—the project managers—driving the implementation.

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

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agile software development DevOps digital transformation it management leadership offshore development organizational change product management project management software development software qaMany 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.

20 Bad Behaviors of Agile Development Product Owners

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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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Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

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One size no longer fits all for enterprise software, Oracle has found. The company has customized its project management software to meet specific requirements of clients in government, financial services and the construction business. Oracle has released three new packages for its cloud-based Primavera set of enterprise project portfolio management (PPM) services.

What Agile Teams Can Learn From 1st Graders

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agile planning agile software development it management organizational change project management software development When I saw this hanging in my daughter''s classroom I knew it needed to be shared with Scrum Masters and other agile team members. 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.

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10 Ways to be More Agile

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To baseline a project in 2 weeks or less, use a cross-disciplinary team to rapidly move through the planning and estimation process to gain early consensus on scope , schedule and budget. When necessary, embrace traditional software development practices to mitigate quality concerns.

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Enterprise Agile Practices - Scaling from Teams to Organizations

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How do IT departments and software development companies achieve consistency with their agile programs? agile planning agile software development cio it management organizational change product management project management software development software qa

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How To Question Developers and Learn What is Really Going On

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agile software development innovation it management organizational change project management Anyone who''s ever worked with me knows that I love spending time with developers. 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?".

The Agile CIO as a Business – IT Marriage Counselor

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CIOs who can help guide both parties in a business towards mutual understanding and common goals are delivering real value: projects delivered on time, on budget with the functionality the company needs to compete. Guest post by Tim Mattix and Mike Mariani.

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5 Key Lessons for New Agile Product Owners

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agile planning agile software development digital transformation innovation organizational change product management project managementAt 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.

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Transforming the PMO into an SVMO to Drive Software Value


The role of the Project Management Office (PMO) has been to define and maintain standards for projects – an important business function for most organizations. In the software development world, the PMO has made significant headway over the years in standardizing processes to ensure projects are executed successfully.

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Free Helpdesk Software


Does your IT group not have the budget for helpdesk software to keep track of employee troubletickets? Looking for free, opensource, helpdesk software? Some projects are current, some may have discontinued development. A PHP based help desk software system.

Government IT: ‘Modernization’ Has Too Many Meanings to be Useful


However, as with so much in business and management , just because people are using the same word doesn’t mean they’re talking about the same thing. Reducing the duplication of capabilities across different software or systems. It’s tempting to seek to improve the organization’s IT at the same time as rationalizing redundant software, but the attendant scope creep can cause serious delays, cost overruns, or failure.

When Your IT Project Is Doomed to Fail

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We were also taught as project managers that the time to negotiate the project''s constraints is at the outset. The lesson for me is that Project Managers get their first, best, chance, prior to the first tee, to walk (or run) away when we know we can''t win.

How to Measure Software Quality?

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Software can be measured in the 'hard' way accordingly. Software eats the world, all forward-looking organizations declare they are at information businesses, and strive for software Quality, but most of them may not know how to define Quality.

Enterprise Agile: One Size Does Not Fit All

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It’s no surprise that agile development software methods are quickly claiming ground over waterfall methods. Integrating enterprise architecture perspective into any software development lifecycle helps organizations realize and sustain business value. Guest post by Tim Mattix.

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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 services levels given by the provider are consistent with the Management expectations. Deficiencies in this objective could lead to unauthorized access and possible exposure, theft, modification, damage or loss of information, due to an incorrect access profiles management.

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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. As the project moves through the software development life cycle (SDLC), requirement changes become increasingly more expensive and deliverable times become more protracted.

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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.


What is Wrong with Current Software Architecture Methods?

Future of CIO

Follow the golden rule to get the customer involved, and make the customer happy is the project goal. However, it has been said that current software architecture is weak in expressing and evaluating ideas of quantified qualities and costs. All happy projects are alike.