PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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The Courage of the Transparent CIO

CIOs need to be open and honest about IT projects. Otherwise, their customers will not be able to make informed decisions and eventually won't trust the IT organization.

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Is Your Current Position Defining Who You Are?

For most people, their job is a large part of their personal identity, but people need a professional identity that is separate and distinct from their current position.

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How to Reduce Costs While Staying Agile

Companies can cut costs through economies of scale and scope, but they should not do so at the cost of local flexibility, which is essential for competing globally.

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Take Our Tough Quiz About Project Management

So you think you really know your project management lingo? If so, we're going to challenge you here with a pretty difficult Jeopardy!-style quiz about the various, acronym-thick terminology used to describe important documents and tools needed to support a major project. The terms are compiled in a section of a new book, Performance-Based Project Management:... Read More »

Five Lessons I've Learned From Government Agencies

Government agencies underperform for a handful of key reasons, including poor incentives, faulty hiring practices and shortsighted approaches to solving problems.

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10 Building Blocks for Today's Leadership

The old school system of management has gone the way of the 9 to 5 workday. Today's top organizations recognize that the rules of leadership are changing to address the ever-expanding challenges caused by disruptive technologies and market forces. The new book, The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change (Palgrave Macmillan), helps frame these dynamics... Read More »

Three Keys to Effective Time Management for CIOs

To be the master of your time, you need planning and prioritization skills, communication and expectation-setting skills, and the support of strong direct reports.

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10 Ways to Ask Great Questions

Let's face it: Most of us love great interrogation scenes in movies or TV shows. From countless detective shows to 24 to the climax of A Few Good Men ("You can't handle the truth!"), we get a vicarious rush when we see a protagonist grasp the essence of reality under adverse conditions. In real life, of course, running an IT department... Read More »

How to Get Work Done

Create a workplace where meetings have meaning, collaboration coexists with accomplishing work, and business goals are clearly defined and achievable.

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Projects Suffer from Lack of Staffing, Resources

While stripped-down staffing and an overall commitment to do more with less is nothing new, many workers are struggling to get anything of value completed on time, according to a recent survey from AtTask. They're too often assigned to tasks that don't contribute to organizational strategies, findings show, and then they're constantly interrupted or asked to shift gears in mid-stream.... Read More »

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