Many business leaders are unacquainted with the wealth of knowledge about how software projects behave. No surprise, they are unable to explain why these projects fail repeatedly, much less do something about it. Here are five fundamental “laws” of software development that all executives (and teams) should understand and follow.
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The Gartner Program & Portfolio Management Summit is generally regarded as one of the premier events for project management professionals. This year, many of the event’s attendees were actively taking steps toward embracing the changes that Gartner continues to warn us will one day rock our worlds. One attendee explores his experience.
Technical competency is not enough in a complex, competitive global marketplace. Project and program managers need leadership and business intelligence skills that support the strategic objectives of their organizations, says Nicholas Errico, author of a field guide that presents a fresh perspective to delivering value.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 1, where we establish context, the author looks at two examples when he asks why some succeed where others don’t.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 2, we focus on our roles in an ever-changing organizational landscape.
Here the author shares thoughts about how projects and programs are often delivered—focusing on some considerations for improving outcomes—and comments about what we as leaders who oversee organizational initiatives can do to be more effective.
In our concluding installment, we look at the importance of understanding your existing organizational culture.
Let’s face it: In the project/program/portfolio management world, delivering real value seems to be the most elusive aspect of any PMO. And because of this, the PMO seems to be one of the first places organizational leaders look to “right-size” or “optimize,” reducing the impact and potential value PMOs might generate for their organizations.
When you really want to get to know someone, one-to-one is the best way to do it. That goes for getting to know your customers, too.
In the business intelligence world, open source provides an opportunity for more organizations to enhance their business intelligence capabilities at a lower price point. This article explores where open source will impact the world of BI.