Tag: IT Project Management

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2014: Will we see the death of the RFP?

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Let’s say you are a global IT firm in need of a partner to help develop a competitor to Apple’s iPhone. How will your requests to prospective outsourcing partners read? Will you ask for a smart phone designed to do exactly what the iPhone does (choice number one)? Or will you ask for a more open-ended proposal for a smart [......]

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How To…Hire IT Project Managers

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The first in a series of “How To” Guides If you are responsible for hiring IT Project Managers and you don’t have relevant technical expertise-how do you recruit effectively? The good news is that you don’t have to be a tech head to manage the recruitment process successfully though input from the IT team will be essential in defining the [......]

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IT Teams: Are you Sitting on Untapped Potential?

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Often some of the most able, educated and creative talent in an organisation lies in the I.T. team yet they are not brought in at an early stage to help drive strategic change. Why not? The Snapshot Senior Management teams need to harness the talent within their IT Depts. and to enable IT personnel to act as partners in the [......]

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Growing at Blinding Speed: The State of the IT Jobs Market in Ireland

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The world’s high tech capital may be Silicon Valley for now, but the vibrancy of the high tech community in Ireland’s capital city is creating a buzz that can’t be ignored. It seems that the state of the IT jobs market in Ireland is beyond strong—it shows growth at blinding speed. Size is irrelevant Comparing the tech industry in Dublin [......]

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Secrets to Finding Great IT Project Managers

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A great IT Project Manager can make the difference between a successful project and a dismal failure. But finding great IT Project Manager is very difficult to find. Why is this? In this article you will learn What factors make it difficult to find IT Project Managers How and when to choose internal vs external PM resources Why outsourcing doesn't [......]

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Challenges of Using Agile Project Management with Offshore Partners

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We've been using Agile Project Management and software development methodologies for a number of years. We use it for internal projects as well as projects with customers. Our customer projects are usually the most challenging since we often have a geographically distributed development team. Typically the team is split between Ireland and mainland Europe. The geographical distribution presents its challenges [......]

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Making the case for use cases

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You spent months, and millions of dollars developing that fantastic new system. Only, when it was unveiled, it fell short of expectations. What happened? Who is to blame? How do you avoid it from happening again? If this sounds like your last project, don’t feel bad. It has happened to many project teams. And how do you prevent it from [......]

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The 4 Types of IT Project Risk faced by Project Managers

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Risk has and always will be a part of project work and every project must address it. In our research we've found that an overwhelming number of project failures also had poor risk management. However, in IT projects, it appears that risk is larger, less predictable, more varied and ubiquitous. Also risk is magnified by the complexities in modern businesses [......]

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Most Common Project Management Myths Busted

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You might hear a lot of misconceptions about project managers today: they're buried in paperwork, run constant lengthy team meetings, and so on. However, different researches and stats prove different. Based on the results of multiple studies, this infographic from Wrike busts five most common project management myths and shares a couple of useful productivity hacks along the way.  

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7 Project Recovery Techniques to Get Things Back on Track

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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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