Quality management is not independent of risk management yet the two are often decoupled after a project goes operational. When the quality performance of an operation falters, project management principles offer a useful framework for getting things back on track.
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Many projects are unsuccessful and fail to get completed within budget and timelines. One of the underlying causes for their failure can be attributed to unaligned and weak processes that result from a combination of problems such as feeble project management, poor cost estimation, poor planning and scheduling, inadequate requirements management, and inappropriate contingency planning, as well as many others. To maximize a project's performance and enhance the probability of its success, every organization needs to build a better project management process dedicated to meeting the customer's most important needs.
What types of assessments are appropriate for projects and for organizations? How can assessments be used to surface improvement areas and strengths? Our webinar Improving Project Performance Through Assessments was so popular, presenter Mark Waldorf continued the conversation with this in-depth question-and-answer session.
Test functions are often viewed as independent, somewhat isolated parts of the project execution environments. It doesn’t have to be that way…in fact, it shouldn’t be.
Although the 71st anniversary of Operation Dynamo, which took place during the second World War, was celebrated earlier in the summer, we can still continue to celebrate its achievements in the extraordinary results that the use of "crowdsourcing" in projects can deliver.
Most project teams test their own projects when it comes to component, system and regression testing instead of having a third set of independent eyes do it. But is this the best idea?
Eventually, most managers confront performance issues for hardware and software infrastructure that host their critical applications.
Quality management is an integral and key component of project management. This paper presents the efforts of the project management team involved in the design of a “universal quality system” for business process outsourcing projects. This unique quality system applies certain statistically fundamental principles to provide an objective view of the project status across stakeholders and has many unique characteristics.
Modern software development can always be in the moment, developing the best possible software for today. But is that good enough to succeed? Continuous delivery is going to gain traction and become an important part of how projects get delivered—but it only helps if it delivers business value.
One of the most established standards organizations (and their pronouncements) is often missing from the IT governance conversation: the International Organization for Standardization. Did you know that the ISO has been very active in the governance and compliance space? Here is an update on the standards that you might find useful.