This article looks at the issues facing project managers when contracting out for project resource, expertise or capability--or to mitigate project risk. And it takes a look at a project that shows how innovation is not just confined to technology but, by using the right kind of contract appropriate to the project's needs, can yield successful results in other ways.
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The process of development and adaption with information technologies is changing, becoming more complicated and complex. Modern businesses not only need function automization, they also need technologies that can change all of it.
If you’ve ever been involved in a highly visible project in which major stakeholders are jockeying to position themselves to impose their own agenda, then you would have experienced project partisan politics. And If you are a ScrumMaster on an agile project, there isn't a more important impediment to get out of the way.
Project teams are made up of interdependent roles. When information hoarding, blame seeking and self-protection kick in, a breakdown isn’t far behind. Here are five concepts to help create a foundation that allows for cooperative relationships and teamwork to grow.
Partners for Education at Berea College: Using PM Skills to Transform Lives Through Community Serviceby
Read how a community prospered when PMIEF awarded a grant to Partners for Education (PFE) at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky for “The PMIEF – PFE Promising Appalachian Leaders in Service (PALS) Initiative."
An overwhelmed government PMO serving southeast Michigan transformed itself into a cutting-edge IT operation, even while weathering budget cuts, by adopting a governance framework, taking control of its project data, and partnering with its internal customers.
In today's complex business structures, maintaining relationships with partners is an important part of ulitmately serving your end users. Now it's time to talk about PRM.
On any project, making decisions too early is a source of many costly mistakes in the name of reducing risk or uncertainty. But in game development, planning in isolation or too far ahead can narrow options and increase costs. In contrast, scrum practices require designers to collaborate face-to-face on small, cross-discipline teams, facilitating better solutions in less time.
Learn how to keep virtual teams productive when they have part-time involvement--and even shorter attention spans.