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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.

The Grill: Cynthia Nustad creates a culture of transparency

Cynthia Nustad, senior vice president and CIO at Health Management Systems, says having an engaged and educated executive team, with a clear understanding of IT investments, creates a higher chance for project success.

Buried in software licensing

IT leaders are fed up with the perpetual-license-plus-maintenance approach to enterprise software purchases, and they're tired of running on the upgrade treadmill simply for the sake of keeping their software maintenance status current. Here's a look at how they're breaking free.

Paul Glen: Nobody wants you to be a technology vending machine

Providing a quick-win deliverable is of value only if what was asked for is what's really required.

The Grill: Scott Blanchette on building a professional services culture

Scott Blanchette, senior vice president of IT services at Vanguard Health Systems, stays competitive with outside service providers by emphasizing transparency of pricing and delivering business results.

Outsourcing, adieu: Companies retake the reins on IT services

IT departments are rethinking their outsourcing deals, making them shorter and smaller, taking a stronger hand in managing them or bringing them fully back in-house.

15 Ways to Screw up an IT Project

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

f you haven't read Nassim Taleb 'Anti-Fragile,' it's time to break out your e-reader. Big software projects are constitutionally doomed because they're fragile. Agile may be the way to go, but what can you do to make sure your agile project doesn't become fragile?

IT to the rescue: Unraveling bureaucracy at the VA, one project at a time

A small, fast SWAT team of technologists is improving performance at the Department of Veterans Affairs by tapping the power of collegial work. The goal? To transform the VA into a 'light enterprise.'

Smacking SharePoint into shape

More than half of all SharePoint shops have had to add functionality to the core software, which came as a surprise to a number of them. Here's what they're doing.

How to prevent IT department overload

Managing the flow of an infinite supply of worthwhile projects through a finite IT operation takes finesse. Here's how to avoid the backlog and the chaos.