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Software Delivery Pitfalls
May
13
Submitted by: John Glander on: Tue, 05/13/2014 - 15:15 0 comment(s)
Overview There is much more to know about project management than one can learn from books, training, and certifications.  Some knowledge is acquired through real world experience.  In this blog entry we discuss 7 common project pitfalls that software delivery project managers can experience. Unskilled/Under Motivated Team There can be as much as a 10-to-1 productivity ratio between a “great” software developer and an “average” software developer.  If your team members... Read More
Project Portfolio Management - Manage the Funnel
Mar
19
Submitted by: John Glander on: Wed, 03/19/2014 - 16:34 0 comment(s)
PPM - Funnel Overview Executive leadership teams are frequently overwhelmed by the volume of implementation requests that demand satisfaction.  Adding to this complexity is that project requests can come from both formal and informal request channels.  Who hasn’t received project requests via email, brief mentions in meetings, or worse, during hallway conversations? Even if requests are being captured in an organized fashion, executive leadership frequently doesn’t have the staff... Read More
Mar
11
Submitted by: John Glander on: Tue, 03/11/2014 - 13:24 0 comment(s)
The Problem Let’s face it our business partners have to deliver more and more competitive products and services and in this day and age most of their initiatives require a technology effort to be successful.  The CIO and his/her management team need to field these requests and figure out how to implement them  without the ability to expand their delivery teams.  The pace of business moves too fast these days to have requests come in from email, untethered requests made... Read More
PMO-success-failure
Mar
04
Submitted by: John Glander on: Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:08 0 comment(s)
The journey towards enhanced project delivery frequently begins with the implementation of a program management office (PMO). Unfortunately these efforts frequently come up short. The reason a PMO implementation frequently fails has nothing to do with process or technology issues. Frequently management sets up a small budget, hires a PMO manager and says “straighten things out”. In the end this PMO manager has been unknowingly setup for failure. In this blog post we explore some common reasons... Read More
Socially Enabled PMO
Feb
20
Submitted by: John Glander on: Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:38 0 comment(s)
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” - Lao Tzu As project managers we are frequently running so fast with our projects that we rarely have the opportunity to pause to make some adjustments to make our efforts more efficient.  With the velocity of projects and project changes today we must evolve to avoid burnout and project failure. In today’s blog entry we discuss modern project management using a “socially enabled” approach... Read More

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