IT Project Management

IT project management news, trends, analysis and practical advice

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The guppies will get you

Inefficient practices that might seem insignificant can multiply to the point where they kill IT productivity.

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Internet of things: Early adopters share 4 key takeaways

Getting ready to launch an IoT initiative? Read these insights and advice from early adopters in aviation, transportation, manufacturing and more.

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Legacy to the rescue: Well-tuned foundational systems make cutting-edge projects possible

The savings gained from efficient management of legacy systems can be used to fund projects that explore innovative new technologies.

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6 proven strategies for project team communication

Projects succeed only if your team is strong, and project teams are strong only if they have effective communication strategies.

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8 quick ways to increase your project management knowledge

If you’re a project manager, crammed schedules, overflowing to-do lists and restricted budgets can limit your chances of pursuing formal training. Here are eight ways to learn more without breaking the bank or disrupting your busy...

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7 ways to get the most from your vendors

Strategies have changed dramatically in the past few years, with new approaches like consolidating your vendor lineup and choosing smaller vendor partners.

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6 ways to better align IT with the business

IT and business have struggled over the idea of alignment for decades, and not always successfully. Members of the staff of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research have come up with what they think is a better way for business...

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8 project management skills in high demand

By 2020, reports estimate that there will 700,000 new project management jobs in the United States. Do you have what employers will be looking for?

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets spruced up for spring with new IoT-minded features

Microsoft made two key acquisitions last year with the explicit purpose of integrating them into Dynamics CRM, and on Wednesday it announced a spring wave of the software that brings those additions to light.

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An IT leader who believes in the impossible

Inspiring a team to make a difference is what drives success, says Peter B. Nichol, one of the the IT leaders behind Connecticut's Health Insurance Exchange.

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An IT lesson from Anonymous: Even lawless groups need rules

Recruit a bunch of anarchists and — surprise, surprise — you get anarchy.

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This organization has several different divisions, so competition for IT resources is unavoidable. The clear solution: a Resource Office to decide which division's projects get top priority. How could that go wrong?

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Rip and replace: When it pays to make a total systems change

A full system replacement can be costly and difficult. But for one Vermont insurance company, ditching stodgy technology opened new business opportunities.

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When storms hit, the Weather Company needs the cloud

When major storms hit, the team at the Weather Channel wants to focus on the science behind the weather and getting information out to the people who need it most. That's why the Weather Company has gone all-in with the cloud.

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DEMO Traction Boston: LiquidPlanner on-stage presentation

LiquidPlanner is predictive project management for modern business. Liz Pearce, CEO of the company talks about its predictive project management solution rooted in estimation, not unrealistic deadlines.

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IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of Things

Bringing some old-fashioned engineering discipline to the emerging Internet of Things, IBM updated its design tools to allow IoT component builders to keep track of their work though a widely used technique called product line...

See, we CAN get along after all!

IT pilot fish is asked to take over a small project that hasn't made any progress in two years in the hands of a guy who just can't seem to find time for it -- and he doesn't have time to turn over his work to fish, either.

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