If you think gathering project requirements is easy, wake up and smell the coffee. Figuring out what your client really needs can be a nightmare, but with the right tools and know-how, you could make your client's dreams come true.
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Recapture the vitality of a startup by thinking like a pioneer. That's the idea behind Larry Davis' book Pioneering Organizations. Here's an interview with the author himself.
No doubt wireless will be the Next Big Thing in BI, but for now, you need to keep it simple if you want it successful.
Willie Nelson: Friend or foe? Sure, when you first started this gig you would hum this little tune to yourself as you ran for your plane, thinking that you understood just where Willie was coming from. But now you are one of the many who hear him and emit a snarling crackle of laughter that makes the other travelers huddled around the airport lounge look towards you with sympathy. Many consulting firms can offer you unlimited travel and an opportunity to see the world, but the downside of traveling for a living really doesn't hit until you are about a month into it. Let's figure out how you can manage your work and life schedule effectively.
Getting requirements from your client can be one of the biggest challenges you face as a project manager. The business process owners who hold the keys to this information are rarely where you need them to be--physically or mentally. Here's how you can get your requirements from those scattered sources.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming is famous for his 14 Points, also known as the Obligations of Management. But he is less well known for his enumeration of the Seven Deadly Diseases. This is the second article in a series regarding the Seven Deadly Diseases and how timeless and applicable they are in process improvement efforts as well as project management methodology.
PQMPlus is a metrics-based tool for software project estimating, planning, management and benchmarking.
Incredible: A FREE full DHTML planning application for immediate use, with everything you need contained in an HTM file (data and interface). C'est formidable!
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. But if you're missing the real point of your project, you could find yourself running in circles. Head in the right direction by making sure you're solving the right problem.
Getting your products, services or ideas out to a wide audience can be simple, inexpensive and effective if you make use of e-zines.