Jayne Sharp quickly discovered that her job description as project team member was missing an important and unspoken qualification: psychic ability to read management's mind.
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The corporate IT shop is no longer the sole supplier of information technology. Rather, it's one link in an ever-expanding chain of external suppliers and outsourcers. Technology and business are blending more than ever, suggesting that a purely technocratic view of IT is highly misleading.
When you're trying to score big in the IT systems events, you need to get your agent forms in order. Define them right, use them effectively, and you'll find yourself on the winners' stand, listening to your national anthem.
You are here: If you want your organization to reach the genius level of BI, you have to build a solid strategy. Here is a roadmap to help you get going.
Rational wants to be your one stop shop for OO knowledge. Which means that you need a process for your object-oriented project. Rational provides the Rational Unified Process to accompany the panoply of other services already offered. What is the RUP? Can it help you save your troubled project?
We didn't have a hidden camera in a taxi, but gantthead did take to the streets, the trade show streets that is, to talk to Real Project Managers about the ups and downs and ins and outs of their jobs.
Twenty-plus years of project management can get you either a straight jacket or a really cranky attitude. Ian Simpson has taken the latter and is using it to help others. He's not the only one who gets fed up with this industry. You probably have plenty to gripe about, too. See what Ian has to say about his latest trip to the bookstore where he found a whole "new" world of project management advice.
A major project could have been a big jolt to her career, but Kyla Watt felt less than empowered by her Low Energy gig. Sparks fly and projects fizzle out when both the client and the consulting group are totally out of control sometimes you have to know when to pull the plug.
Do you really expect to get what you want if you don't know what you need? Requirements are essential to success. Get them right--right from the start.
In high school, you may have learned that pi is equal to roughly three and change. Now that you're a PM professional, you know that PI is worth a whole lot more than that. Despite the popularity of Process Improvement these days, there hasn't been much discussion of the schedules, costs and real value of bringing your software development to the highest levelsuntil now.