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?
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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.
Merely tracking your customers' habits isn't building a relationship--it's stalking, and it's no more effective than following someone around town hoping to get a date. If you want any relationship to work, you need to be smart about it.
Sure, his airline job offers plenty of upward mobility, but altitude isn't everything. He's paid well, appreciated by management and gets to see the world on the company dime. How can a project manager who travels hundreds of thousands of miles a year feel like he's standing still?
A special report from META Group.
With companies faced with increasingly complex initiatives involving multiple IT projects, IT executives are turning to project management offices (PMOs) to manage multiple risks and target their vital resources. Patterns of evolution and maturity are emerging.
Smarten Up: Building an Intelligent Corporation
Part 3: Building and Delivering a Quality Product on Time
You know who your customers are, you know what they want, but you'll never keep them happy if you can't deliver the goods.