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How to choose the right project management methodology

Identifying available project management methodologies (PMM) is one thing, deciding which one works best for a particular project is much more complicated. Here's how to make the right choice.

Written by Moira Alexander28 Sept. 16 22:19

How agile helps attract and retain millennial tech pros

IT organizations are in search of talent, but they are finding that the agile methodology is great for attracting and retaining the next generation of engineers and developers.

Written by Sharon Florentine07 June 16 21:52

Why your outsourcers’ cost of living adjustments don’t work

Cost of living prices increases are intended to keep IT outsourcing staff happy and working hard on your account. However, only a fraction of the money makes it into the pockets of those workers. Here are three ways to fix that.

Written by Stephanie Overby03 May 16 23:36

How can CIOs stay relevant?

In a world of ‘shadow IT’ services, CIOs need to adapt if they want to avoid being relegated to little more than technicians.

Written by Paul Rubens08 March 16 23:42

10 IT workplace predictions for 2016

2016 is the year of talent -- how to find it, retain it, engage it and motivate it are at the top of organizations' to-do-lists. Here, workforce management experts share their predictions for the coming year.

Written by Sharon Florentine20 Jan. 16 22:28

5 trends that will transform project management

The project management landscape may look different in 2016. As clients, stakeholders, businesses, government and environmental expectations change, the need for PM certifications, technical knowledge and training will be in higher demand – but that’s not all.

Written by Moira Alexander07 Jan. 16 14:56

Test, deploy, release...repeat

When it comes to release management, what sounds great in theory doesn’t always work in practice. Here are four steps to building an effective strategy.

Written by Matthew Heusser21 Sept. 15 16:53

Tips from a day in the life of 4 CIOs

The role of a modern CIO is as misunderstood as it is important. So we asked a few of them to take us through a typical day. Here, four IT leaders share their tips, tricks and daily routines.

Written by John Brandon25 Aug. 15 15:08

13 tips for keeping IT projects under control

How do you keep IT projects under control? Project managers and other experts share their top tips for keeping IT projects on schedule.

Written by Jennifer Lonoff Schiff19 March 13 11:17

Why Watching 'Lost' Is Like Managing ERP

Since the fall of 2004, I've invested a lot of time, given way too much thought to, and probably annoyed plenty of people over all things Lost. Like a crazy, unpredictable friend in your life, the show has consumed me, frustrated me, surprised me, exasperated me and kept me on my toes.

Written by Thomas Wailgum09 Feb. 10 06:09

Why project management certifications matter

The value of project management certifications is hotly debated among IT professionals. CIO.com investigates whether certifications make better project managers and whether projects staffed by certified project managers are more successful than projects without PMPs.

Written by Meridith Levinson25 Jan. 10 07:16

The Future of IT Project Management Software

Today's information technology organizations are responding to the most treacherous recession in memory. Their actions range from classic belt-tightening to innovating and improving value-added services in their organizations. A primary value-adding strategy for the most effective organizations is to further improve project management.

Written by Stacy A. Goff12 Jan. 10 08:31

How to Improve Your IT Planning in 2010

Since we're nearing the end of the 2010 planning cycle, it's as good a time as any to review how we plan projects and whether our processes are as effective as they could be. IT planning never truly ends and tends to eat up more time than we think. As a result, CIOs and their teams have an opportunity to lead the charge to get leaner in planning.

Written by Chris Curran08 Dec. 09 07:23

An IT Governance Process That's Weighted for Growth

Count Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) among those companies that believe IT governance done right frees up time and money. When education publishers Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt merged in 2007, IT leaders on each side knew the stakes.

Written by Kim S. Nash12 Nov. 09 04:30

Inside ERP Budgets: Slicing, Dicing the Corporate Pie

Lately, much of the furor encircling ERP costs has revolved around software maintenance and support fees. The global recession has forced customers of Big ERP vendors-SAP, Oracle, Lawson, Infor-to question the value they receive from the fees.

Written by Thomas Wailgum10 Nov. 09 08:12

Time to set end users free

How would you like to free up 10 percent to 20 percent of your total IT budget to spend on other things? It's not a pipe dream. But to achieve that benefit you're going to have to give up control of end-user services.

Written by Patty Morrison11 Aug. 09 07:51

What IT can expect after a huge tech project failure

Your department-information technology-has just played a starring role in blowing a multimillion-dollar enterprise software project. The intense glare from the CEO, CFO and other business leaders is squarely focused on the CIO, VP of applications, project managers and business analysts charged with making sure that this didn't happen.

Written by Thomas Wailgum06 Aug. 09 04:35

Recession causes rising IT project failure rates

Recession-related IT budget slashing and layoffs are taking their toll on IT project success rates, according to the results of the latest CHAOS Summary 2009 report from <a href="http://www.standishgroup.com">The Standish Group</a>.

Written by Meridith Levinson19 June 09 03:27