How to Dress for Oktoberfest. Dressing up in traditional clothing isn’t required to attend Oktoberfest, but it does add to the festive mood and almost everyone will be dressed up! Women should wear or mimic the look of a traditional dirndl…
Given IT has played a significant role in business since the 1960s, it seems almost inconceivable that CIOs are still alignment challenged. Perhaps the challenge isn’t so much getting aligned but staying aligned given the pace and nature of change companies must cope with and adapt to in today’s global economies.
To recover a troubled project you must have the experience to “see it how it is” and the courage to “call it like you see it.” You also must negotiate a different set of rules by which to manage the project, with an emphasis on change. If you possess these qualities, the troubled project environment may be for you.
For the most part, Chief Information Officers have been around a lot longer than Chief Project Officers. In many organizations, the CIO often (and without recognition) wears the CPO hat. But now that CPOs are becoming more abundant, there is a natural kinship that can be forged–one that can shape an organization’s future in a positive way.
Many organizations are looking at a PMO hierarchy–a single, central EPMO that aligns with the portfolio and defines corporate-wide strategy, paired with departmental-level PMOs that are modified versions of the distributed PMO model that organizations are more familiar with. In this article, we look at some of the considerations necessary to build an effective two-tier model.
When should you use waterfall and when should you use agile? The usual answer to this question is vague: Apply each approach according to circumstances. This article discusses the main positive and negative aspects of the waterfall and agile approaches, deconstructing some of the myths behind them and suggesting where one could be used over the other according to different factors.
Companies believe there are many benefits to recruiting and hiring you, the veteran. However, some companies have misconceptions about the risks and challenges associated with hiring employees transitioning from the military. You can easily overcome this bias by gravitating toward military-friendly companies.
The role of product manager is one that is poorly understood, with different interpretations among organizations. But whether you’re working for a small software company or a big consumer electronics manufacturer, these ten steps can transform product management from being a reactive tactical process to a strategic asset.
For engineering students today, a more diverse course of learning that brings together technical, managerial and life skills is becoming increasingly common. In order to explore engineering student perceptions of project management as a subject—and their experiences of studying it—a short survey was administered to two cohorts of students.
Engaging the right stakeholders at the right time during requirements gathering is the best way to ensure all perspectives are considered and the best solution is built. This article features a project professional discussing how project management principles were used to help build an apartment complex for the visually impaired. It details the full collaboration between the end users and other stakeholders. It then overviews how user needs were prioritized starting with addressing a basic set of requirements. The article also explores the challenges presented when the residents required the same features they were accustomed to and how these challenges were resolved.
The tsunami of devices from the Internet of Things (IoT) has come to our homes, workplaces and industries—and to the projects we manage and products we create. Let’s see why the combination of innovation and agility is essential to leverage the “power of the thing” to win in this highly competitive market.
By focusing exclusively on efficiency, organizations have lost their ability to innovate, says business school dean, author and entrepreneur Jim Dewald. They need to invest in discovering opportunities, value transparency, and support managers who can balance the tension between individual initiative and structural controls.
Firmly established as a distinct discipline that can deliver real value and benefits to companies, both in the short-term and for the long haul, project portfolio management enters 2009 with momentum. But many challenges and changes are on the horizon. Here, a leading PPM analyst shares his thoughts and predictions.