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I research, consult, and write about open dataproject managementnew mediastandardsgovernment transparencymobile technology, and collaboration. I’m currently working with BaleFire Global on developing open data programs and with Michael Kaplan PMP on SoftPMO project management services. Scroll down for recent “Managing Technology” posts:

Entries in Project Management (100)

Thursday
Sep182014

SoftPMO Mobile Communication Strategy Survey

The SoftPMO project management system (see www.softPMO.com) employs reusable and customizable process “templates” that help project managers rapidly plan and efficiently manage critical project management processes.

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Thursday
Sep182014

Dear Project Manager: What's Your Mobile Communication Strategy?

You’re a modern project manager. You use modern tools to help run your project and communicate with your team, your project sponsors, and your stakeholders. Where do mobile technologies like smart phones, tablets, and wearables fit in?

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Wednesday
Jul162014

Management Needs Data Literacy To Run Open Data Programs

Whether you have useful information stored in documents or in data sets you also need at some point to have the ability and skill to manage or at least understand the processes involved in gathering and analyzing the data.

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Monday
Jun302014

Don’t Let Tools Drive Enterprise Data Strategy

Isaac Sacolick’s Friend or Foe? How Microsoft Excel 2013 Creates New Data Governance Challenges is a refreshing look at the challenges organizations face as the capabilities of data management tools outstrip the policies and processes for governing how such tools are used.

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Wednesday
Jun112014

Data Transparency Needs Data Strategy!

We want systems and processes to be more effective and transparent, we want to be able to take advantage of improved standards and technologies when they make sense — but we also need to balance the cost benefits of change in a fiscally austere and change resistant environment.

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Tuesday
Jun032014

How Should DATA Act Implementation Impact Federal Project Management Practices?

While a central program management operation can define detailed technical requirements, technical approaches, and management tools, implementation work needs to be occurring locally – while the “train is still running.” How this overall governance process is managed will determine how long DATA Act implementation takes, how much it costs, and whether or not it is successful.

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Friday
May092014

Real World Project Management: The Communications Management Plan

you need an online place to go where all the project “basics” are available to all team members and stakeholders as well as up to date information about ongoing work.

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Tuesday
Apr292014

DATA Act Implementation: Where’s the Plan?

On balance I believe passage of the DATA Act will be a good thing as long as its implementation is effectively planned and managed. Before commenting on its ultimate success or failure, though, I’d like to see a detailed work plan with resources, responsibilities, a timeline, and deliverables. That’s just good project management.

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Friday
Apr182014

Some Implications of the Overlap Between Project and Process Roles

As a project manager in the number of organizations where regularization of processes in both projects and non-project situations has always been sought, the most important thing to understand is why the work is being done and to communicate this to the individual worker.

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Thursday
Apr102014

Pixar's Lessons for Project Communication & Collaboration

Increasingly I’m of the opinion that, while systems that add communication functionality to project tools can make great deal of sense in some circumstances, what’s more important is to enable staff and stakeholders to use the communication tools they’re comfortable with using.

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