IT Project Management for project managers
  • Is India's Information Technology Story Ending? Can We Sustain It?
    India has been a focal point of the IT revolution in the last two decades. This overview frames the IT landscape and evolution; and what organizations, start-ups and workers can do in this era of confusion and transition to create more jobs, sustain jobs and try to maintain India's edge on the industry overall.
  • Effective Meeting Management
    A key component to project success is the project manager's ability to facilitate diverse groups toward discovery or consensus decision making through effective meeting management. Keep these tips in mind to keep your audience engaged.
  • Changing Work, Changing Needs
    As project work shifts and evolves to meet the changing needs of the business, what are the implications for our teams-and how do we manage them?
  • Show and Tell
    Project management could go a long way toward being better understood-and better appreciated-if it just shared more information in a way people could interpret.
  • Visualization for Project Managers: Basic and Advanced
    How can we effectively communicate the big picture of our projects? Effective visualization-using charts, graphics and other visual techniques-is one of the best methods.
  • Visualizing Your Project: Start with a Blank Slate
    What are some ways to set your documents and technical tools aside and bring out a blank slate so project leaders can leverage the best ideas from your team to crank up the innovation? Let's look at how we can start with a blank slate to visualize our projects creatively and be successful project leaders...
  • 3 Questions Every Sponsor Should Ask of Agile Project Teams
    While there are many governance data points that can be gathered and analyzed to help make go/no-go decisions, there are three in this writer's experience that stand out as being the most important.
  • A Healthy Backlog
    Are we on track? Every team gets asked this, sooner or later, again and again. On agile projects, a key input for answering the question is the product backlog. But it is only as good as the "health" of the stories in it. Here are five key areas to consider when measuring the health of your product backlog.
  • Agile Program Measurements to Visualize and Track Progress
    Agile provides us the opportunity to measure what has actually occurred: empirical data. Given the observations, agile program managers don't need too many measurements. Here are three that will help you see the program's progress.
  • Doing Less with More
    We are often trying to do more with less, but when complexity creeps into your organization or your world, you may need to flip the script and do less with more.
  • Tricking the System: How to Track Costs for Projects with Internal Resources
    It can sometimes get lost that there are a great number of projects initiated every day that will never have a formal budget associated to them. It is important that PMs and management not lose sight that even internal projects can benefit from the rigor of cost management processes and EVM principles.
  • Lean-Driven Project Management: Q&A
    Our webinar Lean-Driven Project Management shared some lean principles and practices and gave examples of how they could be used in a large variety of projects. Here, the presenter continues the conversation with this Q&A session that followed his presentation.
  • Let Me Tell You a Story
    What project story do you visualize? What are you looking at? Like all good stories, projects follow a three-part form. Project stories are not always about what we did in the past. Sometimes, they can help us guide our projects into the future.
  • Does Project Management Have a New Dashboarding Tool?
    In recent years, business intelligence solutions have become more important in many aspects of business. What can they do for project management?
  • How to Handle Project Naysayers
    All projects have proponents-but also those who don't want the project to move forward for various reasons. This article offers some practical techniques to address and resolve tense situations so your project can move ahead.