Estimating programming time
Accurately estimating programming time is a process of defining limitations -- experience, domain knowledge, speed vs. quality. Expect it to take 6 months before your team is estimating close to actuals.
Benchmarking for performance management
Don't be fooled, benchmarking is a challenging effort that will require you to commit time and effort, says Robert Ryan, co-author of 'The Business of IT'. Here are Ryan's 3 rules for success.
Developing an IT scorecard
6 must-dos for successfully developing an IT scorecard for your organization.
Prioritizing IT projects
Every IT project has ROI. Calculate it out.
IT management career advice
Want to be CIO? Forget about being just one of the guys
The lesson isn't groundbreaking, but it could cost you that hard-earned promotion.
IT career advancement: Learn how to negotiate vendor contracts
Providing this career-enhancing opportunity -- without taking unnecessary risk -- takes some care both on the part of the CIO providing it and the IT manager taking advantage of it.
How to become a data center top dog
If you're in IT today, no matter what level or discipline, you can set your sights for top-level data center management and, with the right career moves, achieve your goal. Here's where to begin.
Does a Great System Make a CIO Better?
If we think of the operation of IT being a lot like that of a complete business, it is important to think about the various types of skills and management styles beyond the typical functional areas, like apps and infrastructure.
Get In Touch With Your Inner Geek
A Forrester analyst urges CIOs to consider opportunities to use consumer technologies and to stay close to the 'gadget-curious folks.'