New IT – Innovate, Deliver, Embrace and Change

New IT – Innovate, Deliver, Embrace and Change

Attending the ISACA 2014 Spring Conference in Los Angeles last week I had the opportunity to speak to senior IT people from a large number of enterprises. One person was discussing with me that IT “must” change from the traditional approach…

Disney without Mickey doesn’t add value

Disney without Mickey doesn’t add value

Have you ever been to Disney World, wandered about the park and gone home without seeing Mickey Mouse? The answer for most is “no” and I know this only too well! I recall the first time I visited the park…

Advantages of Increasing PPM Maturity

Advantages of Increasing PPM Maturity

A recent CA Technologies sponsored survey of subscribers to the ProjectManagement.com newsletter and visitors to their site found that respondents have a clear desire for greater PPM maturity. Titled, “Top Down Planning and Bottom Up Execution – Harmony or Discord?” the report…

Agile is More than Just an Alternative Approach to Software Development

Agile is More than Just an Alternative Approach to Software Development

Agile development should be considered as more than just an alternative approach for software development projects. Although Agile isn’t appropriate for all projects it does offer advantages beyond simply improved customer satisfaction and shorter execution times (although those are significant…

How to Avoid Project Failure of Titanic Proportions

How to Avoid Project Failure of Titanic Proportions

I recently learned an interesting fact about the sinking of the Titanic that isn’t widely known: The catastrophe had its genesis with the requirements and the resulting design. An absolute requirement was that the Titanic be unsinkable, but there was…

Communication is Key to Improving Project Planning

Communication is Key to Improving Project Planning

Communications among team members and key stakeholders is essential for the success of any project, so it was no surprise that this theory was reinforced in a recent CA Technologies sponsored survey of subscribers to the ProjectManagement.com newsletter and visitors…

Avoiding the Cheese-O-Phone

Avoiding the Cheese-O-Phone

Lately, I’ve had an image popping into my head from an old cartoon I used to watch back in my college days. It’s from Ren & Stimpy where Stimpy invents an amazing new technology product called the Cheese-O-Phone. As Ren…