In this segment, we discuss the all-important close encounter of the business kind--the time when actual contact between actual people occurs and you and your prospects actually come face to face for the first time.
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Agile processes can offer rewarding advantages to traditional software development, but they take time to adopt properly. New teams will likely encounter conflicts and confusion during their first sprint retrospective. Here are five lessons learned that can help your next sprint avoid some common pitfalls.
It’s safe to say that the project management skill set is most profoundly used in the realm of business. The completion of each project, whether profit or non-profit based, creates building blocks to allow further growth and opportunities. For business-related projects, the process usually starts with a Request for Quotation.
A large petrochemical site is taking steps to create a lean project portfolio, including a lightweight approach to building a business case and "smart release" planning, which breaks larger initiatives into smaller "waves" that can be interrupted by more urgent projects. The early returns have been positive.
“Newbies” (and even some veterans) can gain a leadership edge by avoiding some common errors.
The sheer quantity and advancement of hardware and software solutions may tempt you to approach CRM from a technological point of view. Remember: Customer relationship is about people and planning. Get your organization in order first.
This is an exploration of the importance of first-cost estimates in engineering projects and how they are used to decide whether to go ahead with market studies and engineering development—or dismiss the project.
Aligning IT with the business doesn't mean just supporting the goals of the enterprise. IT departments also have to learn how to align culturally with the rest of the business. That means getting the techies and the suits into the same sandbox, which can be a real challege for a CIO.
Far from a waste of time, humanitarian team activities can improve worker engagement—and thus increase project team performance. Choosing the appropriate tactics will allow you and your team to reap unexpected productivity benefits.
Agile methods are powerful approaches that bring many benefits to how we undertake project work. However, they are not immune to misuse or failure. The following list of five common pitfalls is often seen in organizations switching to agile.