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Cyber Security and Project Management have often times been treated as two separate processes, but there are more similarities than differences to these processes.
Our ability to cross this divide will define how successful the project will be. Will we deliver solutions as specified by users or will we solve business problems as expressed by stakeholders?
Covering the skills and information you need whether your organization is just considering Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or whether it's well along the process of rolling out RPA.
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While numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) typically influence IT projects generally, the benefit of tracking all of them may be outweighed by the cost to do so. Therefore, each project must carefully select and manage those KPIs most relevant to its specific situation. This sample template can be used to define KPIs; also included is a table with examples of possible KPIs for each of the previously defined project-critical success factors (PCSFs) and a metric (measure and dimension) for each KPI. Use in conjunction with the article Determining IT Project Health.
This template is designed to assist the project manager in communicating and explaining the project’s alignment to the project team. This tool helps the team to understand the project’s purpose and allows the team to better understand questions like why the project is being done and how the project helps the organization to improve.
Change management requires continuous communication, active sponsorship, stakeholder buy-in and tailored training. Project leaders can use this spreadsheet-based assessment tool to evaluate their organization's change readiness and to provide guidance on better preparing for change initiatives.
Individuals or teams may react negatively to change for a variety of reasons, from lack of information, to fear or misunderstanding about the implications, among others. Use this worksheet to invite communication and develop an appropriate response that addresses concerns while conveying the need and vision for the change.
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Aligning business and IT strategy at the top level is helpful, but only as far as it is put in to practice at the lower levels of an organization.
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Cloud technology, when deployed and leveraged appropriately, enables organizations to focus on their core strengths and offload much of the burden of supporting systems that are not part of the core business. Gain a fuller awareness of the potential change impact that the introduction of cloud solutions can generate.
If you are delivering an IT project, chances are you’re involved in a digital transformation program. This article explores the background of digital transformation, the needs and the approach. We will see where project managers fit in—and why it's important to have background knowledge on the overall company strategy.
Thanks to pressure on prices and the need for increased project capacity, IT project delivery has been transformed into a complex model that utilizes both onshore and offshore activities. What delivery model is best for your needs: horizontal or vertical?
As a company with multiple sites running independently becomes a consolidated organization, we must consider if a PMO is necessary or advantageous. Does an organic PMO organized and run as a grassroots operation by project managers work well enough? Does a PMO fit in our organizational culture? Is the cost of creating and maintaining a PMO worth the investment?
Project team members have to consider many more variables in their work these days. It’s not enough to simply communicate business purpose, there has to be an understanding of what that means. How can we help them understand those factors?
India has been a focal point of the IT revolution in the last two decades. This overview frames the IT landscape and evolution; and what organizations, start-ups and workers can do in this era of confusion and transition to create more jobs, sustain jobs and try to maintain India’s edge on the industry overall.
The driving force behind visualization should be extracting the value for the data and information it presents. That is a top challenge facing all of us as program and project managers.
Are you prepared to wear armor in the face of oncoming changes in a wide spectrum of avenues affecting our craft? Are you up to date on emerging technologies? This is where change management comes into play as the foremost tool in the arsenal of an effective project manager.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 2, we focus on our roles in an ever-changing organizational landscape.
There are skills for project managers that complement the classic knowledge areas. Possessing these skills can enable a project manager to become visibly more sophisticated in capabilities necessary for larger projects and higher-level roles in the organization.
Our bias toward comfortable processes hides the root cause of failure. One of the root causes on experienced teams? The misalignment of purpose and process. Here, the author provides an easy-to-implement, purpose-driven organizational methodology that helps eliminate this risk.
We’re already halfway through the year, and it’s time for the annual technology update! So get your geek on and let’s have a look at the hot information technologies for 2017...
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