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7 Elements of an IT Project Health Report

A health check is a formal examination assessing if an IT project is on track and under control, and serving as a valuable continuous improvement tool. The outcome is a project health report that proactively and impartially informs project stakeholders of the well-being of the initiative. Too often, a project health check is only initiated once a project already is in… Read more

The $12,000 Porsche: A Critical Lesson in IT Project Cost Control

I love Porsches. They always captured my attention as a child, and I told myself I’d own one someday. The sound, the quirky design, everything about them is perfect. One of my favorites is the 944, in production until 1991. It was a departure from Porsche’s typical design, so it isn’t terribly desirable to hardcore… Read more

How to Cancel a Failing IT Project

How to Cancel a Failing IT Project

“This implementation is going nowhere fast and I am canceling it,” said the CIO. I was in shock. In an IT career spanning decades I had never witnessed an executive make a decision as bold as this. But, truth be told, this particular implementation had already gone on for twice the allotted time and delivered… Read more

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Diagnosing a Dead-End IT Project: When to Fail Fast and Move On

An IT department’s most critical point of failure lies in its inability to cancel a dead-end project. Canceling a project can be a great move, but it is uncommon. (When was the last time you canceled an IT project?) All too often, IT departments waste significant time and money on a fruitless effort. Let’s explore the… Read more

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Getting Your Money’s Worth From JD Edwards Software

Implementations start with the best of intentions and the highest of hopes, but most organizations we work with fall short on outcomes from their system investments. JD Edwards is no exception. This is completely normal: IT projects have enough trouble staying on time, on budget, and on scope. So what do you do now? Watch this video for my advice: (If you… Read more


PODCAST: IT Outcomes & Internal Customer Satisfaction

I was pleased to be interrogated – er, interviewed – by the talented Cassie Crossley on her new podcast, Tech Leaders Today. Please take a listen to uncover: our recruiting and staffing approach IT’s biggest problem today stories of how we solved 2 different clients’ problems Excerpts from our conversation are transcribed below.

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Optimizing the IT Project Manager Role

Have you ever stopped to ponder the split personality of an IT project manager? (Did you enjoy the video? Consider subscribing to our YouTube channel.) Tweet: Optimizing the IT #ProjectManager Role | @mpapov

9 Symptoms of a Bad IT Project Sponsor

Tweet: 9 Symptoms of a Bad IT Project Sponsor #ITProjects #ProjectManagement The right project sponsor can make or break the success of a project, so it’s important to know upfront whether your sponsor truly supports your project. Think you may have a problem sponsor? Here are a few symptoms that indicate you do: