Why do so many customers of project management software show disdain for the discipline itself? This long-time practitioner of project management is concerned by the perception that project management is only relevant for large-scale initiatives.
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Are you aware of the 10 truths of successfully managing IT? Implementing all of these concepts may seem overwhelming. But if you understand the truths and apply the suggestions to address them, the payoff is huge. You’ll give your organization the poise and balance to make it across that technological and organizational tightrope.
In the world of IT, each project comes with a different set of expectations and requirements that make everyone nervous about estimating cost, time and level of effort. Estimations based on a mature estimation model (function points) are more likely to be successful than projects that are estimated ad hoc, based on expert judgment alone. Function points translate all project functionalities into equivalent efforts. Combined with a well-defined process, they serve as a powerful tool for accurate estimations.
After experiencing several successful projects (and some less so), this practitioner wanted to share his tips on the management of technically complex ones--projects that contain enough complex functionality to make it difficult for the executing organization to deliver.
In this article, the author describes how to connect and harmoniously execute two management domains--project management and information technology service management--by giving a sample categorization of demands for IT organizations.
Addressing seven common risks can help companies better prepare for transformational programs, save time and money, and lay the groundwork for a positive return on investment.
The objective of governance is benefits realization, risk optimization and resource optimization. A good governance framework can help a performing organization develop a more holistic approach toward analytics.
It is through gaining a better understanding of the uncertainties—and better managing them in relationship to the project environment and stakeholders involved—that PMs may more effectively approach and complete their endeavors to contribute more value.
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.
When the business environment demands quicker turnaround time for business needs, approaches like DevOps help organizations meet them. At the same time, it also introduces additional challenges to project managers. In this article, we discuss what DevOps are--and the additional challenges that need to be handled by PMs when they adopt them in their projects.