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Going from Software QA to IT Project Management

My journey in the world of IT began as a quality assurance analyst. For UPS, I would test and certify applications used in operations. I spent most of my time in the test lab with the rest of the lab rats. Testing software back then was the easy part, the hard part was building the […]

Project Management – Why technical skill alone is not enough

Project Management – Why technical skill alone is not enough. Today’s changing business environment is becoming more and more complex. The global competitive economy is less predictable than ever. Organizations need project managers who have skills that support long-term strategy. For this reason, technical skills alone are not enough for project managers. PMI’s 2016 pulse of the profession report underscored this fact. The […]

5 Tips For Managing Projects During the Pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we live. People are doing everything they can to adjust to the challenges of working from home. Distracted by kids and dealing with video connection issues is part of everyday life. Across the country, people working from home are dealing with stress and anxiety overload. For project managers, […]

3 Ways To Start Your 2020 Projects Off On The Right Foot

Here we go, 2020 is here and you are ready to kick off those new projects. Before you dive right in, now’s a good time to do a quick check to make sure you are setup for success. Below are three ways to ensure you start your new projects off on the right foot: 1 […]

How To Avoid Common Pitfalls of Business Analytics Projects

We live in the early stages of a data analytics revolution. Data is driving the world and transforming the global economy. In a report published in December of 2016, McKinsey estimated that “45% of work activities could potentially be automated by today’s technologies and 80% of that is enabled by machine learning.” While big data […]

Identity and Access Management (IAM) Is More Important Than Ever

It’s a company’s worst nightmare. A data breach or cyber-attack. Cyber-attacks continue to be a growing threat, but not all data breaches are caused by outside hackers. Ask Morgan Stanley. In 2015, the financial services firm revealed that an employee had stolen data from more than 350,000 accounts. Forrester estimates that 80% of data breaches […]

Why Middle Management Is The Ultimate Agility Killer

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.” – Peter Drucker For the past seven months I have been managing a difficult IT project for a large organization. The experience has me convinced that middle management is the ultimate roadblock to agility. I get why they call it the […]

3 Things You Can Count On The Best Project Managers To Do

I’ve always had a great deal of respect for project managers. Managing projects, especially IT projects, is challenging. It requires skilled individuals who are strong communicators and cool under pressure. They juggle competing priorities while managing personality conflicts and keeping stakeholders happy. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked with some great project managers. Over […]

Hands Down, This is The Best Skill To Have As a Project Manager

If you are considering a career in project management, listen up. There are a lot of different skills needed to be successful, ranging from people management to organization and planning. There is one skill though, that you need above all the rest. The hands down best skill to have as a project manager is the […]

Managing Project Risk Should Be Top Priority

Managing project risk might be the most important responsibility in project management. Risk management is often overlooked. Usually people think about things like communication, organization, and interpersonal skills as key aspects of project management. While these are important, if I had to pick one critical skill for project management, I’d have to say managing project […]

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