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Success Factors for Managing Projects

Srikanth Reddy

As a project manager, you will need to understand the success factors for managing projects.

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Why PMOs Fail

Recently, I was discussing with a colleague the reason why a recent PMO implementation failed in his organization. He told me that they hired the completely wrong person for the position, someone who focused more on process and governance than adding value to project delivery. The result was that the PMO failed to have credibility, becoming nothing more than a bureaucracy and essentially a roadblock. Read More...>>

The Importance of Having a Project Charter

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines a project charter as a document that formally authorizes a project.

The project charter is not created by the Project Manager. Instead, it is issued by the sponsor to empower the Project Manager with the authority to begin the project and obtain resources for project activities. The project charter should include at a minimum the following: Read More...>>

Rock Stars as BAs?

Many times we hear managers say they need a “rock star” for their project, meaning they want a talented and extraordinary performer, capable of impressing the key stakeholder crowd, by consistently delivering top quality, phenomenal results under stress and in high profile situations. Read More...>>

What is Your Leadership Style

As a project manager, you will need to manage people to get the work done. And most of the time, the resources won’t report directly to you. So you need to learn to manage without authority. Thus understanding how to motivate people is critical. Also, you will need to leverage the appropriate leadership style depending on the situation. Read More...>>

Don't Be Confused By Quality

What is quality? There are many different definitions of quality thus the term may cause confusion for project managers.

For the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam, you need to understand that quality is defined as conformance to requirements. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines quality as "the degree to which a set of inherent characteristics fulfill requirements." Read More...>>

The Pensky File

Many times, organizations focus on the “what” (i.e., specific tasks) and the “how” (do our actions reflect corporate culture and core values?), but forget about the “why”. That can be dangerous...just ask George Costanza.

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The Cure for the PMO Headache

PMOs can add significant value to an organization and be vital to the overall success of enterprise initiatives. But bloated processes and burdensome administrative overhead often lead to a fatigued delivery model. MIDOL to the rescue!

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Requirements Wisecrack

Given the serious challenges that projects face with requirements, requirements management is no laughing matter. Yet to become successful at it, you might want to consider starting the discussion with a funny remark… Read More...>>

Requirements Management for Big Data Projects

Given the grim statistics for big data projects, it's clear that something must change in the way we manage requirements. But before we can fix it, we need to understand why it's happening. Read More...>>

Software Testing

Maheshwar Salendra

This presentation gives the introduction of Software Testing, common software problems, best practices to be followed during testing, objectives of a tester and categories of defects, etc. Read More...>>

HP Application Lifecycle Management

Maheshwar Salendra

ALM is the new Test Management Tool which was released by HP in Nov 2010 and now it is the widely used tool in organizations. It is an advanced version of Quality Center and generally considered as QC 11.0. ALM provides a system control over the process by organizing and tracking application releases enabling you to align your business priorities Read More...>>

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