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Archived IT - PM Articles
12 Jun 2017
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3 Reasons Why Marketers Need Project Management Tools [64248]
Business 2 Community, June 12th 2017

"Marketers live and die by their automation solutions. Without them, everything is done manually, doesn't scale, takes too much time, and ultimately descends into chaos.

It would seem marketers don't need any other tools. However, marketers often work with other teams across the organization like developers, product management, and even the accounting folks. And in that work, there's a lot of time and energy spent passing information back and forth between those teams, who are, you guessed it, using project management tools.

Wouldn't it be so much easier if project management software did all that busy work for us?..."
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23 May 2017
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6 Free And Feature-Filled Open Source Project Management Tools [63736]
CIO, May 23rd 2017

"You don't have to shell out for expensive project management software, these free and open-source solutions that just might fit your business needs.

Whether you own a small business or you're just starting one, every dollar counts; finding free software to help you manage, communicate, collaborate and keep projects progressing smoothly isn't easy. At CIO we've taken some of the guesswork out of it with this list of 6 (alphabetically sorted) open-source project management tools that can help make lighter work of planning and managing your projects..."
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22 May 2017
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Under Pressure, It May Need To Fail Fast With Some Projects [63737]
InformationWeek, May 22nd 2017

"Lines of business want services fast; IT will need an investment budget that allows it to try to achieve desired solutions and sometimes fail.

It used to be that every IT technology project needed to be a business -- to have a business justification. Now, every new business project "needs to be a technology," noted Mark Tonsetic, analyst with the CEB unit of Gartner..."
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18 May 2017
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How To Avoid The 3 Top It Project Risks [63492]
GCN, May 18th 2017

"For a number of years, the federal government has been on a mission to reduce waste and enhance efficiencies across departments, including IT. A recent example of this is President Trump's innovation team, which is powered by some of the tech industry's biggest names and echoes a similar program that President Barack Obama initiated in 2008. The goal for both programs: streamline government, raise accountability and improve performance -- without sacrificing innovation..."
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10 May 2017
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Ten Project Management Myths [63285]
Business 2 Community, May 10th 2017

"Projects are complicated, which is why an evidence based project management methodology (PMBOK, 2013) is so useful. This method, if used in its entirety, almost gives off the impression of being seamless and 'air tight'; considering almost every angle, roadblock, and issue that could possibly surface during a project.

This might be true from a technical standpoint, but for the sake of argument let's propose that experience, knowledge, and the 'great next idea' makes the difference between a 'bad project' and a 'great project.' Success is not just measured whether a strategy realizes what it intends but whether or not it delivers value for the company and the customer..."
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25 Apr 2017
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How An Integrated Approach To Project Management Builds More Successful Creative Teams [62764]
Business 2 Community, April 25th 2017

"Escape rooms are a trend popping up across the United States. The premise is simple (though the storylines vary): You enter a room with a group of strangers (or family members if you're feeling particularly masochistic) and try to gather and solve clues that guide you how to get out of the room. Again, the premise is simple, but the execution is not. Such is the case with any creative project your team takes on.

In theory, the goal of a creative project is delivering a client from one marketing existence to another. Sounds pretty simple, no?..."
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