The Fallacy of Multi-Project Resource Allocation

Organizations tend to divide the same resources over multiple, simultaneous projects and still expect the same level of productivity as if each person were dedicated to just one project. PMOs, project managers, and resource managers need to reexamine this practice of assigning the same person to two or more projects at once. A project with… Read more »

The 4 Most Important Skills for an IT Project Manager

The title of Project Manager (PM) assumes a specific set of skills. While PMs certainly qualify as leaders, and the best possess the same qualities that define a great leader, project management is not an abstract art. PMI defines a framework that is universal enough to apply to any project execution, anywhere in the world, under… Read more »

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Not Your Typical CIO: The Fractional CIO Option

Situations abound where a business could use supplemental C-level IT expertise to get through a transitory period of change. Maybe you’re between CIOs, or your senior IT leader needs some temporary executive-level help. Maybe the executive team needs some strategic IT advice, or the IT department needs a “shot in the arm” to get to… Read more »

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How to Choose an IT Outsourcing Partner: The 8-Step Resource Selection Process

IT outsourcing can be risky. You’ll invest a significant amount of time and resources defining your needs, seeking out promising candidates, and evaluating options. You’ll need to clearly communicate what the organization needs, and what level of performance you will expect. Then, if you start working together and feel like it’s not a good match,… Read more »

Why We Are Afraid of Failing in IT, and How to Get Over It

IT executives, IT managers and other techies: I am coming at you! It’s time to embrace the concept of failing fast. (If you already have, how is it working for you? Please feel free to comment below and share your lessons learned.) This doesn’t come naturally to a lot of people. We in the IT industry… Read more »

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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 http://ctt.ec/DQ2s5+

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What Does Talent Management Have to Do With IT? Everything.

As a leader at an IT organization, your first priority is successfully developing your IT product or services. Yet you might find yourself hindered by poor performing programs, or employees who are ill equipped to execute your vision. One way to infer that your organization isn’t spending the time and effort necessary on talent management… Read more »