Risk management on projects has become a doom-and-gloom exercise in finding all of the bad things that might go wrong and coming up with plans of what to do about them. Project budgets inflate and schedules extend as mitigation and insurance strategies grow and contingency budgets balloon. We highlight the negatives to such an extent that we forget to focus on the positives. Time to turn that frown upside down...
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When customized to the analyst, risk analysis can be watchful of ways to not only control risks, but provide details on cost and resource efficiencies for each risk reduction strategy. To begin with, you need to know just what threats could await you.
Too many projects, and not enough money or resources to do them all! We need to make prioritized decisions to determine which projects to fund. Chances are that you are in a software leadership role and can’t make the final determination alone; but your expertise will certainly be called upon to help make that determination. This article presents tips that can assist you in making those “fateful” project decisions.
How can PMs harness the power of the cloud? There are many aspects of cloud computing worth noting from an organizational perspective, but this article will focus on two technologies that can be especially useful to project managers: software as a service and commoditized computing.
This cloud thing’s just not working...the silver bullet seems to have misfired. So what went wrong? A tool won't solve all of your problems; in reality, it's a combination of the tool, training, process re-engineering and integration with other corporate functions that will keep you up to speed.
IT loves the cloud, but what does the business understand about the pros and cons? In this article, we take a brief, high-level look at some of the considerations that require business engagement--even if cloud-based project management is only being used on IT projects.
When something goes rotten in your PMO or project portfolio, all of your projects may be in jeopardy. The best way to handle crisis across multiple projects is to treat it like the train wreck it appears to be. Take a lesson from the medical community and triage the damage before you start trying to treat the wounded.
Cloud-based solutions can deliver significant benefits--be it in project management or any number of other areas. But are organizations rushing into these solutions without fully understanding the implications on their business? Here, we try to flag some of the things that need to be considered before committing to a move in the cloud.
Is there any advantage to using Cloud-based project management tools to manage projects? Is it cheaper and more effective? Are the tools more feature-rich? And what about the disadvantages? Here is what some research has revealed…
When newer firms go into cloud computing, they have a distinct advantage over established organizations. Organizations that have IT history, however, are more likely to have legacy systems to support--making their integration of cloud computing a much greater challenge.