Tag: Project Failures

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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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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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How can Einstein teach us about IT Project Management?

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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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