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Entries in Project Management (107)

Tuesday
Dec162014

Looking Beyond Open Data Availability to Managing Open Data Value

Policy and theory are great but only usefulness and impact lead to real sustainability.

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Saturday
Dec132014

Don’t Just Make Data Open, Make Open Data Useful!

In this post a dive a little deeper into the topic of “open data usefulness.”

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Wednesday
Dec102014

USAID’s Evolving Open Data Culture

I learned last night at the latest Open Data Leaders Meetup in Washington D.C. that they really are serious about “open data” at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Thursday
Dec042014

CityGram NYC: A Model for Open Data Efforts

At last night’s Open Data Enthusiasts meeting in Washington DC, Chris Whong of Socrata talked about the CityGram NYC system.

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Wednesday
Oct292014

Getting Real About “Open Data” Part II

When it comes to the “open” data associated with the program, some users will want raw data to do their own thing, some will be satisfied with self-service tools that allow them to interact with the data in various structured or defined ways, and others will be more comfortable relying on the services of intermediaries that understand the data, the tools, and are qualified to interpret the information requirements of those they serve.

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Sunday
Oct262014

When are collaboration “barriers” good for innovation?

I’ve seen too many instances of “bottom-up” or “middle out” innovation where groups of people got together, grabbed the tools at hand, and started working together without waiting for senior management or central IT to show the way.

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Tuesday
Oct142014

Problems With Résumé Driven Hiring

It’s probably too easy to blame HR for latching on to what programmer resumes say about tool experience and certifications.

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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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