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  • Project management training improves success rates

    Posted June 1, 2011 - 10:26 am

    Project managers seeking training funds have new evidence that training improves project success rates, thanks to a survey that links the two.
  • 3 ways to get a bigger bang for your IT buck

    Posted May 12, 2011 - 6:32 pm

    Getting the most value from IT investments is an art. Try these three techniques to cajole and nurture end users into exploiting new technologies fully, or change course when the business needs change.
  • CollabNet hosts Scrum project management

    Posted November 18, 2010 - 9:48 pm

    Reporting capabilities also added as CollabNet emphasizes the rapid deployment the cloud version allows.
  • Prepare for the PMP Exam: Build a Project Study Plan

    Posted November 2, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Project managers seeking PMP certification will serve themselves well if they approach preparing for the PMP exam as a project and create an appropriate project plan. Like any project plan, your project plan for passing the PMP exam needs to outline your mission, schedule, weekly goals, and communication efforts. Putting in place a project plan for your PMP exam preparations will help you stick to a study schedule and greatly increase your chances of earning that coveted PMP certification. Here are six essential elements of your PMP exam preparation project plan.
  • New iPhone App Helps Project Managers Prepare for PMP Exam

    Posted September 8, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Project managers seeking the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) need look no further than their iPhones for help preparing for the PMP exam.
  • Moving a data center? Avoid these four career-limiting mistakes

    Posted August 30, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Moving a data center is a major undertaking for most organizations. And a successful move is a nice resume builder for any IT professional. A successful move will showcase skills in large-scale project planning, project management, technology integration and interpersonal communications. The process provides a chance for exposure across the company, as virtually every department is touched by the IT organization (and affected by a data center move) in some way.
  • SOA projects need reviewing for success: analyst

    Posted August 5, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Project reviews coupled with a greater understanding of SOA deployment is vital if systems integration is to be successful.
  • How to Set CRM Priorities: Two Proven Methods

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Priorities are so clearly part of rational project management. But they also fall victim to emotional and political pressures, so priorities jump around all too often. This is particularly true with CRM projects, thanks to the right-brained types in sales and marketing, and the frequent reorgs and marketplace shifts that really do change what's important. While the rapid, incremental deliveries from Agile's scrum teams certainly help accommodate rapid change, it's a good idea to have some tools to make the priority list more stable in the first place. Given that the No. 1 cause of scope creep is a weak or erratic prioritization mechanism, getting this process right will pay dividends throughout all phases of your CRM implementation.
  • Project Management: 4 Steps to Getting Things on Track

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Summer is a perfect time of year to reflect on the current state of all the key projects that were approved in January. At this stage, you and your management team should have enough data to know if each initiative will successfully meet its objectives. You may already know there are projects in your organization that are not positioned to succeed, yet they still receive funding and staff.
  • Cut Time From CRM Projects

    Posted June 23, 2010 - 9:46 pm

    CRM projects can have some very tricky technical elements, particularly when it comes to integrating with other customer-facing and internal systems. They can also be quite labor intensive when it comes to normalizing, deduping, cleansing, and converting data. But in many CRM projects, those issues aren't the biggest contributors to schedule slips. Look closely: the larger the CRM project, the more likely that the delays are coming from outside of IT. No, it's not time to beat up your vendors. It's time to engage more closely with your users and project sponsors.
  • Inside Project Managers' Paychecks: Salary Survey Results

    Posted April 22, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Despite the global recession, historic unemployment and massive corporate budget cuts, U.S. project managers are largely optimistic about their salaries in 2010, according to data from the Project Management Institute's (PMI) recently released 2009 Project Management Salary Survey.
  • Survey reveals hidden price of technology failures

    Posted September 21, 2009 - 9:54 pm

    A new study has revealed the hidden costs of technology failures with 25 percent of contact center projects suffering cost overruns and delays, not helped by the chronic lack of testing.
  • Microsoft pulls covers off Project 2010

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 1:41 pm

    Calling it the "most significant" upgrade in a decade, Microsoft Corp. today revealed details for its project management application, Project 2010.
  • Compuware taking 'agile' approach to Changepoint

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    Compuware on Monday announced a 12-month road map for its Changepoint IT portfolio and project management software that will include a number of enhancements throughout the year, as well as a major release in 2010.
  • In tight times, IT managers more likely to postpone than cancel a project

    Posted May 14, 2009 - 1:50 pm

    IT managers have canceled outright fewer client computing projects during the recession than expected, preferring instead to postpone or scale them back, according to a Gartner Inc. survey of 475 IT administrators at large companies in nine countries.
  • Oracle to buy project portfolio management maker Primavera

    Posted October 8, 2008 - 10:50 am

    Continuing its relentless streak of acquisitions in recent years, Oracle on Wednesday said it plans to buy Primavera Software, maker of project portfolio management (PPM) applications.

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