Wad of gum? Check! Paper clip? Check! Strand of hair? Check! If we find we’re stuck in one of those ruts--too busy to focus on the right way to do things and just winging it till fires show up that need to be fought--what do we do?
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You will have to fight against the gravitational pull of negative organizational climate to achieve the engagement of project workers and others. Use these tactics to help you win the battle.
Governance can sometimes feel as though it’s judgmental of us as individuals, questioning our ability to manage projects. If that happens, it’s up to project managers to address it.
This feature article highlights some of the major risk areas of concern in an IT project. The article uses examples from a banking environment to show how a project team can identify and deal with both the technical and process risks at critical phases of an IT project.
A risk assessment process is useful in helping you determine what kind of impact your organization may experience when specific failures occur. And while creating them may seem daunting, they are nonetheless important in determining where you may need some stronger practices that will help reduce that concern.
We have all faced challenges--project work needs to be done, but it doesn’t really fit into anybody’s area of accountability. What are the unique challenges of that work, and how do project managers manage it effectively?
We generally talk about managing projects that were sold to our customers. But how about the management of a presales project? Is that just like managing any other project? Do we have the same constraints? Is it less stressful?
Software upgrades are a necessary part of the information systems life cycle and there are various requirements that drive the need for upgrades. Upgrading systems is not an easy process, but utilizing best practices and applying PMI’s project management principles can play a big part in ensuring a positive outcome.
Projects are undertaken to deliver business benefits. How well does our risk management approach support the protection of those benefits?
Brownfield projects carry several constraints, risks, issues, differences in opinions and more—and often arrive with an unknown history, making the project environment ambiguous. Here we focus on some of the important considerations in effectively managing brownfield projects.