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Mind the Decision Gaps

- by Deb Krizmanich and Frank Erschen

The challenges many organizations face when making critical decisions can be grouped into four key areas: constrained resources, process and technology gaps, and cultural issues. But these problems can be overcome with an approach that blends the best of individual and group contributions.

Agile or Waterfall?

- by Andy Jordan

Agile vs. waterfall is an important consideration in managing projects, but without a solid foundation the portfolio will fail to deliver the expected results regardless of how well an organization executes its projects. Here are four keys to driving results from project governance.

Seeing Is Believing

- by

Organizations need visibility in six key areas in order to successfully manage their initiatives — forecasting, collaboration, risk and opportunity management, project portfolio management, change management and actionable information. The right software can help, reducing surprises and enabling predictability to deliver better results.

The State of Scrum

- by

Scrum has been at the forefront of a revolution in how software is developed and deployed. Who is using it? How? And why? In this exclusive 48-page report from ProjectsAtWork, Scrum Alliance and, 500 professionals share their answers.

Increase Your Team Participation

- by AtTask

As project portfolio management methodologies gain greater adoption in IT departments, the greatest challenge facing executives and IT project managers is a lack of voluntary team member participation in the project management process. Here are three key drivers of increased team participation.

IBM SmartCloud Delivers Secure Mobility

- by IBM

The growing mobile workforce expects to connect to the corporate network anytime, anywhere and using any mobile device. IBM SmartCloud for Social Business provides a portfolio of online services that deliver scalable, security-rich email, web conferencing and social collaboration solutions.

Social Project Management

- by A Trilog Whitepaper

Engaging the Social Network to Deliver Project Success.

The Power Of Programs

- by Lynne Hambleton

Many large work initiatives run as projects would be more successful managed as programs. Such misdiagnosed projects include dimensions of size, complexity and duration that challenge the project perspective and lead to a higher likelihood of failure. A different methodology is called for, one that recognizes the difference between a program and a project and adopts the right set of skills to the task.

The Capacity Quadrant

- by Planview

Organizations need a clear picture of resource availability to confidently take on new projects and react to sudden market opportunities. Otherwise, valuable resources are wasted or misused. While there’s no silver bullet for capacity planning and resource management, there are four distinct dynamics that improve success.

Taking Your PMO to the Next Level

- by J. LeRoy Ward

A project management office should be an integral component of your organization’s project management practice, and it should be delivering results that are critical to business and mission success. This white paper examines key PMO functions, characteristics and challenges, and showcases attributes of a successful PMO. A four-step plan is also provided to improve your PMO’s value to the organization at large.




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Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development,
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …

Beth Spriggs

Vice President, Technology, Leadership for Educational Equity
Author of The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats. Available o…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Vicki Wrona

President, Forward Momentum, LLC
Vicki Wrona is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, a PMI Regi…

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Aaron Smith

Editorial Director,
Aaron has served as the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its…



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