High-performance teams are not desirable in achieving innovation and speed – they are essential. However, most companies underestimate or overlook the benefit and opportunity that come from high-performance teams. In our work with world-class technology companies, high-performance teams are, quite frankly, part of their DNA and contribute to their competitive advantage. There are many examples of dysfunctional teams that have heroically pushed products over the finish line, but what many do…Continue
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Understanding the total cost of IT is all about understanding the cost and business impact of new and existing IT investments. Business leaders want to see how IT investments link to business strategy and want to know which investments lower costs and have a higher impact. Strategic alignment, value measurements and prioritization helps company’s make good investment decisions. Don’t waste your money on expensive software! This toolkit gives you everything you need…Continue
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by Kevin Thompson, PhD
Experienced project managers, trained in the formal practice of project management, can be forgiven for feeling that they have entered the Twilight Zone on first encountering Scrum. While Scrum is a “process framework,” optimized for managing software projects, almost nothing about it seems familiar to someone with a PMP certification. And yet, if Scrum is about project management, its concepts should make sense to “classic” project managers. How can we…Continue
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by Crystal Lee, PMP, CSM
If so, you’re not alone. It seems like everyone in the software development community is buzzing about Scrum. In this article, we will present basic principles and remove some of the mystery around Scrum, compare Scrum with current Project Management practices, and go over some tips if you are thinking of using Scrum for the first time.
Despite the recent buzz,…Continue
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by Kevin Thompson, Ph.D, PMP, CSP
All estimates are subject to uncertainty, and project schedules are no exception. A schedule consists of a set of tasks, which are executed at times dictated by dependencies and resources. The simplest schedule, consists of a set of tasks that are executed one after the other, and we’ll look more at this case below.
The schedule for a project contains uncertainty because the estimated effort or duration…Continue
Added by cPrime Inc. on March 30, 2011 at 5:36pm — No Comments
From R&D to post-sales customer service, every group in an organization is critical to a new product’s success. Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) systems can unite all these elements that drive new product development – if used wisely.
But too many organizations run their new product development projects in silos, typically within the confines of marketing and engineering. PPM is used more as a tactical tool to monitor progress, overcome bottlenecks and keep on…Continue
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Fellow PMPs and PMs,
PM consultants can make a lot of $$$ marketing themselves to agencies who work on projects of all sizes across multiple industries for private and public sector clients. These agencies are beginning to realize the importance of controlling triple project constraints. Their clients are demanding they do!
With respect to the public sector, the Obama administration is trying to cut out inefficiencies and save…Continue
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