Management

4 Things You Can Say On Projects

4 Things You Can Say On Projects

Certain phrases or expressions are difficult for project managers to utter, as they could leave us feeling weak, vulnerable, or heaven forbid, make it look like we don’t know what we’re doing! The following article will discuss what those expressions are, and why it’s okay to occasionally include them in your project management repertoire....

When Program/Project Management Goes Well

By Philip Young Today has been a good day. I presented my end of program report to my steering committee. This has been a 12 month program of work comprising of multiple project teams delivering technology and business application changes across Rank Groups Casino retail trading estate. The great thing about this is that...

Corporate computing: Big Blue Apple

Corporate computing: Big Blue Apple

Wish they’d hurry up and invent the iPad WHEN he was the boss of Apple, Steve Jobs made little secret of his contempt for selling to big businesses. Once he even referred to their CIOs as chief information “orifices”, through which all orders must pass. Jobs felt that the best way for Apple to...

What Does Project Success Mean To You?

What Does Project Success Mean To You?

“I’m keen for this project to be a success,” said a politician I heard during an interview on the radio. I thought that was a strange way to put it. Aren’t we all desperately seeking success? “Keen” simply doesn’t seem to cut it – I want my project managers and project teams to be...

Project Retrospectives

By Andrea Gran My experience with retrospectives is mainly from agile scrum teams. At the end of each sprint we would run a combined retrospective and planning meeting. At the start of the meeting we would check the current status by looking at metrics such as; velocity, load factor, defects, bugs and capacity. This...

3 Effective Strategies to Help You Stop Procrastinating

3 Effective Strategies to Help You Stop Procrastinating

by James Frankton Do you struggle with procrastination or a lack of focus in life? Are you sick and tired of waking up in the morning full of hopes for things you want to complete… but by the time you go to bed they haven’t been done? Would you like the ability to get...

Building innovation into project management

Building innovation into project management

If your organisation is going to do any sort of substantive innovation, it needs to take on risk. That needs a different style of project management. Why do you do projects? For most organisations, the answer is usually something to do with change. “We need to add new features to our product. We need...

7 Tips For Managing Teams

7 Tips For Managing Teams

It would be lovely to think that all project teams work together in harmony, striving for a common goal, but in reality that isn’t the case. People come to work with a variety of different motivations and because of their prior experiences they all see and interpret situations slightly differently. That’s fine, and it...

Project Creep and the Usability Pillar

By Darin Joncas Adopting a ‘think global, act local’ approach to your BI initiatives ensure projects don’t encounter “project creep”. This is where assets are pulled from the first project to make the second project successful then pulled from the second project to make the third project successful, and so on. While these assets...

The Emerging BA Role

The Emerging BA Role

Written by  Jas Phul The BABOK® Guide version 2 was published in 2009 by the IIBA® (International Institute of Business Analysis) and defined our discipline. It brought much needed structure to our work and helped communicate what we do. Fast-forward to 2014; our discipline is 5 years older and 5 years wiser. What are leading...



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