CMMI provides several models that organizations can use to identify best practices and organizational improvements. Studying the maturity models and researching earned value management readiness reveals a series of baby steps for organizations to adopt EVM.
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The goal of any project is to satisfy key stakeholders. But what is a stakeholder, and what is meant by "key stakeholder"? This series continues to help build a foundation of project management knowledge as it also looks at the triple constraint.
Despite this global recession, the competitive landscape keeps becoming more urgent and faster paced. You will be expected to keep managing new projects to keep your organization competitive--but will do so with less (and exhausted) resources, tight budgets and more scrutiny for success. How does one meet such challenges and succeed? One of the agile practices tailor made for such an environment is the Lean method.
Runaway costs are pretty easy to spot--but reducing them is another story. In this review, a book with a number of components that make it a reference or every IT manager is examined.
IT is heading for greener pastures, but how soon, how fast and how green are questions that still need to be addressed. If you're planning to take your IT to the next level of energy efficiency, you need to take a look at your data center.
Project managers can often forget what's at the core of business intelligence--giving senior management the tools to make more focused, confident decisions. A look at one PM's experience provides some valuable lessons to take away.