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  • 7 ways to advance your project management career

    Posted April 23, 2014 - 2:41 pm

    Project management experts and executive IT recruiters provide tips to project managers on what they can do to give their careers a boost.
  • Trek Bicycle rides project management tool to efficiency

    Posted April 3, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Getting new products to market on time is critical, especially for a business that is seasonal. In order to improve new product development and delivery Trek Bicycle implemented a project management tool that is keeping teams better connected, collaborating and creative.
  • 11 project management tips for setting and managing expectations

    Posted February 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm

    Project management experts discuss the best ways to set, manage and adjust expectations to ensure that projects don't veer off course -- and they suggest what steps project managers should take if they do.
  • 7 top wishes of IT project managers

    Posted October 10, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    If IT project managers were granted three wishes by the IT genie, what would they wish for? Here are the seven desires you'd find on the list.
  • 15 ways to screw up an IT project

    Posted July 18, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    Project management experts discuss sure-fire ways to delay or derail a project and -- more importantly -- how you can avoid these common project management pitfalls.
  • Time and distance enemies of agile project management

    Posted July 11, 2013 - 2:21 pm

    Even for big software projects, agile may be the way to go, but what can you do to make sure your agile project doesn't become fragile?
  • Why your users hate Agile development (and what you can do about it)

    Posted June 4, 2013 - 4:45 pm

    What developers see as iterative and flexible, users see as disorganized and never-ending. Here's how some experienced developers have changed that perception.
  • 13 tips for keeping IT projects under control

    Posted March 18, 2013 - 1:49 pm

    How do you keep IT projects under control? Project managers and project management experts share their top tips for keeping IT projects on schedule.
  • ROI calculations done right can help IT projects

    Posted February 11, 2013 - 12:34 pm

    Building a solid business case for a tech project means nailing the financial calculations and language.
  • 7 must-have project management skills for IT pros

    Posted January 15, 2013 - 9:17 pm

    A good--or bad--project manager can make the difference between a project coming in on time and on budget and it being a failure. How can you spot a good project manager? CIO.com talked to experts and IT executives to find out.
  • How to recruit the best executive sponsor for an IT project

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 3:09 pm

    Every big project needs a high-ranking exec with a stake in the game and solid connections within the organization. Here's how to find and train the right one for the job.
  • 11 tips to get the most out of project management software

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 9:15 am

    IT executives and project management experts share their tips on how to choose the right PM software for your organization and how to get your employees to use it effectively.
  • You may kiss the bride and update the Scrum board

    Posted August 9, 2012 - 8:58 am

    Agile and, in particular, Scrum, have been popular project management methods for software development for more than a decade. Now its use is now spreading well beyond software to things like public radio programming, wedding planning, and even the old weekend "honey-do" list.
  • 10 biggest ERP software failures of 2011

    Posted December 20, 2011 - 10:43 am

    With the year drawing to a close, one thing seems abundantly clear: There are still an awful lot of ERP and other software projects running off the rails out there.
  • Experience Base: Leading an Enterprise Change Initiative

    Posted November 4, 2010 - 9:54 pm

    Nearly everything Douglas Saunders needed to know about leading enterprise change, he learned in the halls of Congress.
  • How to Gain Stakeholder Engagement

    Posted May 19, 2010 - 11:33 am

    CIOs have many tactics for getting business partners to step up as change leaders.
  • BP refines £4.7bn operational efficiency plan

    Posted March 16, 2010 - 11:42 am

    Changes to project and process management drive savings.
  • Project Management: IT, Business Relationships Shape Success

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 10:49 pm

    Inter-personal relationships between IT and business partners play a critical--yet often overlooked--role in the execution of projects. Agile development methodologies such as Scrum can bring IT and business partners together and help improve project success rates.
  • How projects really work

    Posted August 26, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    The classic 'project cartoon' still rings true after all these years.
  • Career advice: Standing up in a down market

    Posted July 15, 2009 - 3:33 pm

    Learn how three IT professionals increased their visibility and improved their standing in the organization at a time when many of their peers are struggling to hold onto their jobs.
  • Recession Causes Rising IT Project Failure Rates

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 9:08 pm

    Recession-related IT budget slashing and layoffs are taking their toll on IT project success rates, according to the results of the latest CHAOS Summary 2009 report from The Standish Group.
  • How the Marine Corps Matched Spending to Performance

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    Managers for the Marine Corps Headquarters Command, Control, Communication and Computers (C4) office weren't sure they were getting the most out of the money they were spending on contractors. The group, which oversees IT for the Marine Corps, needed a performance measurement system, recounts Col. Ronald Zich. In 2006, C4 adopted Earned Value Management (EVM), a project management methodology that maps spending to performance.
  • Gone to the dogs: Cautionary tales of IT pet projects

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 8:00 am

    "Pet projects": If you're a typical tech toiler, those two words no doubt made your hair stand up on end. We asked some readers to share their own horror stories in this department -- to serve as gruesome entertainment and provide cautionary examples.
  • Failure and What You Can Learn from It

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 3:47 pm

    Don Goldstein learned a classic lesson when he joined an insurance company in the mid-1990s as vice president of IT. He inherited a data warehouse project intended to mesh information across divisions to provide a complete look at each customer. The lesson he learned, of course, is that you can't boil an ocean.
  • Mind Maps Fuel Productivity

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 9:13 am

    When an Anthrax scare hit the Department of Human Services in Virginia's Arlington County in 2002, Christopher David, then the county's chief technology officer, sprang into action. "I knew there was a person who could help us [respond]," he says. "But I didn't remember his name or how to contact him." Rather than waste precious time searching through hundreds of documents housed on his desktop or in file cabinets, David opened his mind mapping application from PersonalBrain, entered a few keywords and, within moments, had the information he needed.
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