The central task of IT portfolio management is the analysis of all projects and applications, yielding recommendations that inform decisionmakers about continuing, adding, or scaling back projects. Corporate planning, periodic business reviews and ongoing data collection are all critical inputs to the portfolio management process.
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The concept of a “sprint commitment” was removed from the official Scrum Guide years ago, and for good reason. The very nature of agile is to adapt to new information or ideas, and the act of committing to something that may be invalid days or even hours later is counter to that approach.
Research and development has more pressure to deliver than any other business function. Using the consumer durable product industry as a base, this article will elaborate on four key challenges that R&D projects face—along with countermeasures that an R&D project manager can take.
What one topic at the Gartner PPM Summit did virtually everyone seem to have an opinion on? How PPM professionals should deal with agile and other non-traditional approaches to managing work.
When organizations base their decisions on desires instead of data, it usually backfires. Here are four important actions that executives, PMO directors and program leaders can take to improve the predictability and success rate of their software development and enhancement projects.
How can you keep business requirements (read: political issues) from bringing the technical side of your project to a halt? Build a well-defined architectural approach.
The mechanics of project management are increasingly becoming automated, reducing the need for project managers to complete many tasks that were previously common. Does that mean project managers aren’t needed?
A new survey by IIBA and Forrester provides information about business analysts, including backgrounds, skills, responsibilities and aspirations.
Today’s business realities demand a better balance of soft and technical skills from business analysts, according to a global panel of senior executives and consultants asked to identity the Top 10 Trends for the discipline.
There’s been an increasing intersection between business analysis and project management. All of this can leave people scratching their heads and wondering what it all means. Where are the overlaps? Where are the boundaries? What does it mean to be a business analyst relative to what it means to being a project manager?