Problems In Project Management and the Lessons Learned Thereafter

http://gty.im/468837887 The dire certainty is that in the world of project management, things will surely not always go as planned. Positive lessons have been learned and shared with others, to help them avoid the common pitfalls of project management. From experience, many project managers have absorbed that if you are unable to manage projects, then…

Aligning IT Projects with Business Strategy

It is critically important to align IT projects with the business strategy so that their efforts enhance contribution to the long-term goals of the agency. Too often, an agency’s single-mindedness on short-term outcomes, like financial gain, can impact enterprise success. The idea is to strategically align projects to link with the business strategy. A business…

Why Some Designs Are Unsuccessful

It is a fact:  software projects fail at a higher rate than traditional projects.  Sounds a little cynical, but it is true.  According to the Chaos Report (1995), a survey completed by the Standish Group, 31.1% of projects will be canceled before they ever get completed. Over half will overrun their original cost estimates by…

Book Review: Project Management Professional Study Guide, Third Edition

This book, by Joseph Phillips,  fulfills all your needs project management learning needs.  I believe it will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam, but of course it still depends on the individual to put forth the effort to really learn the material.  There is no silver bullet where the exam…

There Can Be Only One – The Life Cycle of A Project

Several factors must be considered when preparing for a new project.  The type of method used will depend on the needs of the stakeholders and the timeline provided for completion of the project.  Let’s look at some of the most popular kinds of software development methodologies and evaluate them in terms of usefulness. Projects differ,…

Requirements Define Web Development Projects

*Cue the cheesy British accent* “Well, this isn’t exactly what we had in mind. We want our site to connect with the customer in a way that they feel we are sitting right next to them.” Sound familiar? Maybe the accent doesn’t sound familiar, but, definitely the awkward situation does. There are innumerable ways to…