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7 Project Recovery Techniques to Get Things Back on Track

6 minute read

They start with the best of intentions.  The kick-off meeting was successful; engagement was high, as was excitement, but somewhere along the way, things started to fall apart.  The shift may have been gradual and not really apparent at first.  But before you knew it, engagement was at an all-time low, milestones were being missed, and things had gone horribly [......]

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Breaking down silos: The Changing Role of Quality Assurance in IT Projects

5 minute read

In our previous article, "DevOps: Can we automate our way to Business and IT Alignment?" we discussed how agile software development has merged with IT operations to better align technology and business teams. Ultimately, the agile movement that spurred on the DevOps phenomenon is test-based, and requires developers to take on a greater role in the validation phase through automated [......]

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DevOps: Can we automate our way to Business and IT Alignment?

5 minute read

How come some organizations appear to move at blistering pace, constantly releasing new software and services, outsmarting competitors, growing revenue, and delighting their customers? How come they seem to get IT right?  Or are we asking the wrong question; could it be that moving at such pace enables them to get IT right? Perhaps moving at this pace provides the [......]

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How can Einstein teach us about IT Project Management?

6 minute read

Einstein said "If I had an hour to solve a problem I'd spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions." This is actually the core of the Design Thinking approach, an approach we think you will find valuable. In this article we explain how Design Thinking can help you deliver more successful IT projects. Design [......]

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7 Ways to increase IT Project success

Let's face it - IT Projects have a bad reputation and an unenviable failure rate. It doesn't have to be this way. Other industries do things better and in this article we uncover some of the principles for their greater project success rates. Specifically, we take a look at 7 of the strategies used in ‘Design Charrettes’ and how they [......]

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5 Tips for Effective Business Process Outsourcing

3 minute read

According to research by Gartner Inc., midsize companies made up only about 20% of the outsourcing market in 2004. Bigger business have the resources to "try out" new ideas, then they push them onto smaller business after realizing their own successes. However, many small to midsize businesses are now turning to outsourcing in an effort to save time and money. [......]

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Meetings don’t have to be the enemy of productivity

3 minute read

Ask a person what they enjoy about their work and very few will say that they love a long meeting.  Indeed, some will note that they seem counter to productivity, as it takes time away from when they could be doing "actual work."  The best way to deal with this is to make sure that, as a project manager, you know [......]

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3 Skills needed by every project manager in IT

2 minute read

Project management in general is a deeply challenging role that is often underappreciated. Project Management Jobs in IT have the additional challenge of managing a wide variety of technical requirements, skill sets and perspectives. Take a look at our open positions page to see what IT project management jobs Daysha currently have available.  To successfully carry out this role candidates [......]

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