We can only hope that 2014 will deliver information technology that is better and more exciting than 2013 had to offer. So what’s the buzz for 2014 when it comes to IT trends and innovations?
Barring another economic meltdown, 2014 might be the year that organizations choose to be bullish on the future--and that means more projects and more investments, many of which will have strong IT implications. In fact, 2014 may be the year legacy IT organizations can reinvent themselves.
Most of the strategy and technique that need to be developed in the critical area of stakeholder management will come as part of the practitioner’s experience negotiating real-world project issues. However, it is always a good idea to pay heed to some proven practical pointers that can come in good stead.
Is your team aligned with your strategic vision? Are you tailoring messages to stakeholders? With a New Year upon us, we offer a small selection of mottoes as a kind of fortune cookie wisdom guide to project management...
When we are building a development team, it’s important to have a balance between all of the different elements. How do you balance the need for cost effectiveness with the need to build an experienced team?
Successful projects depend on effective collaboration between a diversity of stakeholders. Project managers can achieve effective collaboration through a more-informed awareness of the underlying values that motivate stakeholders to participate in their projects.
Is your agile team’s velocity constant from sprint to sprint? No? That’s not a surprise. Many teams assume that their velocity will be constant. In this article, we’ll see why that’s not the right expectation--and how that affects how you use this metric.
In 2008, Green IT sat center stage as one of the IT industry’s emerging trends. By 2011, it appeared to be going mainstream. But what about now, as 2014 approaches? Who are the movers and shakers in Green IT? What innovations have emerged? Does Green IT have a future beyond energy conservation and prudent recycling?
Saving the world is a heavy undertaking. That's probably why many of us leave it to the superheroes of cartoon and screen to take on. Or the men and women of the armed forces, taking on the impossible while wearing blue berets. Whatever your preferred form of superhero, real or imagined, it probably isn't you. But maybe it's time to go get a cape...
It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to planning for the next year. What should PMOs focus on when building their business plan? Let’s explore this in terms of the process that a PMO leader should go through in building the business plan rather than identifying specific goals and objectives that might not apply to an individual scenario.
Do you ever wonder how far to go with formal documentation on a given project? PMBOK gives us an extensive set for project management standards from which to draw, but we don’t always choose to apply the full extent of these standards to every project--nor would it be appropriate to do so. Meet Project Sizing...