Posts Under Project Management Category
Project changes. Keeping them under control is one of a project manager’s biggest (and most important) jobs. Scope creep can kill a project. Schedule changes can make the business lose confidence in IT. And an out-of-control project budget can wreak havoc on an entire IT organization.
Predictable project execution. The holy grail for PMOs everywhere. We (the IT organization I work for) have lately been on a quest for this nirvana-like accomplishment, hoping against hope that there is a trick, a secret key to achieving it. And if we only discover those hidden tools that surely exist, we will never have another project surprise again. Never…
Ahh, technology evaluations. Sometimes conducted in earnest, sometimes completely fabricated to justify a favorite, but always emotional. It may seem odd, but people get quite emotionally attached to their favorite enterprise technologies, which makes leading an objective tech eval challenging. You know how much you love your phone? That’s also how much someone can love financial reporting software.
I’m actually ridiculously intimidated by you. Yes, you. I work in the Information Technology organization of a Fortune 150 company. Through this blog, I’ll be sharing observations and lessons learned in IT project management, executive communications, people management, and professional development. Most of what I’m writing about are things I didn’t learn from a textbook or management magazine