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Entries in Project Management (103)

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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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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