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HP speeds testing tools in app development suite

Hewlett-Packard has updated its Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite to accommodate the ever-quickening pace of today's software programming teams.
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How to survive an IBM software license audit

While many software vendors run software license audits on customers, there are some key differences customers should be mindful of when it comes to IBM, according to a new report from advisory firm Miro Consulting.

Software AG buys alfabet AG for IT portfolio management software

Software AG has signed a deal to acquire IT portfolio management software vendor alfabet AG and plans to combine the company's tools with its own ARIS process modeling products.

Planview overhauls the look of its portfolio management software

Planview has updated the interface of its flagship project portfolio management (PPM) software to make it easier to navigate and appealing to a wider range of potential users.

11 signs your IT project is doomed

The IT world is no stranger to projects that go down in flames. In fact, anyone who has had the unenviable pleasure of participating in a failed IT effort likely sensed its demise well before the go-live date. That sixth sense is invaluable in a competitive field like IT -- but only if it is acted on promptly and professionally.

Oracle updates Primavera project portfolio management software

Oracle has rolled out a series of upgrades and new features for the PPM (project portfolio management) software suite it gained through the 2008 acquisition of Primavera.

Feds turn to agile development as budget cuts loom

As the threat of federal budget cuts hover, IT managers are turning to agile development to speed up projects and quickly show their value.

Good Times app a winner for AT&T hackathon developer

With app development, serendipity matters. Ruggero Scorcioni knows that better than almost anybody.

Oracle buys PPM vendor Instantis

Oracle on Thursday said it has agreed to acquire PPM software vendor Instantis, in a move that will build upon its past acquisition of Primavera.

CA updates Clarity PPM software

CA Technologies has updated its Clarity project and portfolio management software to accommodate more comprehensive long-term planning.

Project Management In Depth

How to get a job in manufacturing IT

To excel in manufacturing, tech workers need to be one part tinkerer and one part visionary, with a bit of analytical acumen thrown in as well.

Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

Trek Bicycle Rides Project Management Tool to Efficiency

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.

Career advice: Moving into Internet security

Premier 100 IT Leader Stuart Kippelman also answers questions on career growth.

11 Project Management Tips for Setting and Managing Expectations

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.

The Grill: Darren Ghanayem juggles WellPoint's mandates for the federal healthcare law

As vice president and CIO at WellPoint's commercial business unit, Darren Ghanayem is juggling the mandates of the new federal healthcare law while continuing to support corporate initiatives.

Paul Glen: The gifts and costs of working with 'them'

When two parties are in conflict, they don't have to agree in order to respect and learn from each other's perspective.

IT: Don't let the CEO wonder what you do all day

If there's no catastrophic system failure or major software deployment to work on, CEOs might wonder what IT does all day. Here's how to make sure your contributions aren't undervalued when things go smoothly.

7 Top Wishes of IT Project Managers

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.

Paul Glen: When you've had it with a stakeholder

While you oftentimes just have to live with whatever it is you don't like, some situations call for a more forceful reaction.