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What’s Behind the Bimodal IT Trend?

Bimodal project management has generated a lot of noise since the recent Gartner PPM Summit. The need for bimodal project management arises from the growing issues around bimodal IT, which relies on two IT modes: Mode 1 is more traditional and targets back end systems. Mode 2 is Agile for new development projects. These two...

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Best Practices for IT Project Managers

Depending on which “shocking project management statistics” article you read, you’ll find failure rates for large IT projects range anywhere from 31 and 96 percent. Like a game of telephone, you never know what abysmal results consultants will reveal when surveying technology project budgets, schedules, and objectives. Regardless of the exact percentage though, the message...

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5 Best Practices for Managing Large IT Projects

If you’re embarking on a large technology project, there’s a lot at stake. IT projects are technically challenging and can easily go on for more than 10 or 12 months. Team members are highly specialized and are often spread between different locations and across time zones. According to a McKinsey & Company article, “Delivering large-scale...

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Advice for the First-Time IT Project Manager

Are you an IT professional who was just given the opportunity to move into a project management role? You’re not alone. In many organizations, this is the logical next step on the career path. While this transition from a purely technical role to a manager of a team/project can seem daunting, we’ve got a few...

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4 Common IT Project Management Challenges and 4 Solutions

IT projects are notoriously difficult to manage, and failure is an all-too-common outcome. The right IT project management software can help manage the risk, but the odds of failure remain daunting. A 2012 study by McKinsey & Co. and the University of Oxford tells a cautionary tale of large IT projects that are severely troubled:...

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11 Ways the Roles of IT Project Managers Are Changing

Anyone in IT project management has seen plenty of success, and failure.  In one 2013 survey, half of the companies that had IT projects had experienced a failure in the previous 12 months.   Multiple causes can be pinpointed, including too many projects, inexperienced project managers, inadequate resources, and more. But beyond the specifics, the...

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