Management

How to Create The Best Task Lists Ever

How to Create The Best Task Lists Ever

“What should I be doing today?” one of my team members asked me. I couldn’t believe that he didn’t know! This was an experienced, professional member of a software development team. This person had used Agile project management techniques in the past to plan his own workload and yet was coming to me to...

Essential Elements of Leadership

By Andrea A. Breazeale Now more than ever before the topic of leadership is at the forefront of organizational strategy. Companies want to ensure that their managers are effective leaders. In the news we hear about leaders in education, politics and even athletics. Indeed, “leadership” is big business. A Google search on the word...

Difference Engine: End of the road for Windows XP

Difference Engine: End of the road for Windows XP

THIS week sees the last batch of bug fixes and security patches that Microsoft will issue for Windows XP. After April 8th, computers using the 13-year-old operating system will continue to work just fine, but all technical support for XP—whether paid or otherwise—will cease. In a change of heart, Microsoft has at least agreed...

Being a Personal Business Analysis Center of Excellence

Being a Personal Business Analysis Center of Excellence

Written by  Aaron Whittenberger  I am often asked how to best go about a particular business analysis scenario; how to do a particular technique. Usually the person is asking more than just best practices, but looking for a short-cut or one-size-fits-all process to go about doing business analysis. I hate to break it to you…there...

5 Tips For Better Lessons Learned

5 Tips For Better Lessons Learned

“When is the lessons learned meeting?” I asked a colleague who had just finished a difficult project. She looked at me blankly. “Oh, one of them,” she said eventually. “I don’t bother with those. They just turn into an opportunity to criticize my working style.” A lessons learned meeting is what you hold at...

Empower Teamwork And Creativity

By Connie R Timpson Do you empower your team to be creative? Do you believe that some people on your team swam perfect laps in the creative-gene pool and others swam in the “free-style” lane? Or, could you be closing the “break through” creativity lane, without realizing it? We all know that successful businesses...

Brace Yourself, Here Comes the Mobile Appsplosion

Computerworld — Smartphone and tablet apps are great. But now we’re facing a kind of app glut. Our smartphones are quickly becoming bloated with far more apps than anyone can manage. Remember when Facebook had an app? You could post messages, upload and share pictures, message people, read stuff and poke your friends. Now Facebook has...

Online business and security: Digital heart attack

Online business and security: Digital heart attack

A bug at the heart of e-business THE Heartbleed bug sounds like a nasty coronary condition. But it is in fact a software flaw that has left up to two-thirds of the world’s websites vulnerable to attack by hackers. “This is potentially the most dangerous bug that we have seen for a long, long...

In Heartbleed’s Wake, Comodo Cranks Out Fresh SSL Certificates

By Jeremy Kirk IDG News Service — Tens of thousands of new digital certificates have been issued by Comodo in the wake of the “Heartbleed” security flaw, which has put Internet users’ data at risk. One of New Jersey-based Comodo’s main business lines is issuing the digital certificates that encrypt traffic between users and a...

7 Steps to Project Planning Acceleration

By Roberto Toledo, MBA, PMP What’s a reasonable amount of time to devote to planning a project? I use this rule of thumb: If it is a low-uncertainty project (i.e., we’ve completed another with similar conditions in the past, with known technology and firm assumptions), devote at least 10 percent of the expected duration of...



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