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  • Five more ways of thinking that can doom IT leaders

    Five more ways of thinking that can doom IT leaders

    Ilya Bogorad follows up on his first installment of five faulty ways of thinking for IT leaders with an installment of five more limiting beliefs that can doom your leadership efforts.

    Ilya Bogorad · April 14, 2009, 1:00 AM PST

  • IT leaders: Want to be a blogger?

    IT leaders: Want to be a blogger?

    We're looking for a few good leaders. Tech leaders, that is. If you'd like to try your hand at blogging in our IT Leadership blog, here's what we need from you.

    Toni Bowers · April 14, 2009, 12:46 AM PST

  • Five reasons to discuss project failure

    Five reasons to discuss project failure

    ZDNet blogger Michael Krigsman offers five reasons why he believes analyzing project failures can lead to greater insight than merely talking about project successes.

    Michael Krigsman · April 14, 2009, 12:13 AM PST

  • The offshoring debate in a small organization

    The offshoring debate in a small organization

    In-house, outsourcing, offshoring, onshoring; for some, doing the right thing is more important than the money involved. IT pro Benny Sisko believes that keeping work local is an important considerati...

    Scott Lowe · April 9, 2009, 1:42 PM PST

  • If you don't have a mentor, now's a good time

    If you don't have a mentor, now's a good time

    In demanding times, you need as much "backup" as you can get. One of the best, says leadership and career coach John M McKee, is a mentor. In this article he provides some tips about getting the rig...

    John McKee · April 9, 2009, 10:45 AM PST

  • Ensure IT project approval with this quality plan template

    Ensure IT project approval with this quality plan template

    Many IT projects fall short of client expectations because the project manager didn't think ahead about how he or she was going to manage quality on the project. This quality plan template gives proje...

    TechRepublic Staff · April 7, 2009, 8:56 PM PST

  • Programmers and IT failure

    Programmers and IT failure

    Read Jeff Atwood's tongue-in-cheek descriptions of eight levels of programming achievement. Then consider this question: What do you think about the role of programmers in causing or preventing failed...

    Michael Krigsman · April 7, 2009, 5:04 AM PST

  • What's your green goal: Money or trees?

    What's your green goal: Money or trees?

    Buzzwords can get old and jumping on the bandwagon can quickly become nothing more than riding on other's coattails. Overuse of a term or idea can muddy the waters around what that term or idea is re...

    Scott Lowe · March 31, 2009, 2:40 PM PST

  • Project governance and failure

    Project governance and failure

    ZDNet blogger Michael Krigsman recently talked about project governance and failure to a Master's class in strategic project management at University College London. You can view the slides or downloa...

    Michael Krigsman · March 31, 2009, 2:50 AM PST

  • It was right to fire the chairman of GM

    It was right to fire the chairman of GM

    Back in July of 2008, leadership coach John M McKee asked if the US auto industry was destined to fail. In this article, he discusses why it was right to fire General Motor's CEO Richard Wagoner.

    John McKee · March 31, 2009, 2:04 AM PST

  • Six performance tips for stressed IT pros

    Six performance tips for stressed IT pros

    Levels of stress seem to be on the rise everywhere. How we deal with it affects our performance and career success. Career and leadership coach John M. McKee offers six tips and tactics that have help...

    John McKee · March 27, 2009, 2:22 AM PST

  • Select Comfort: Management malaise and ego

    Select Comfort: Management malaise and ego

    Mattress retailer Select Comfort Corp. is closing 55 stores as auditors question the company's ability to stay afloat. Michael Krigsman says these financial problems reflect the same questionable busi...

    Michael Krigsman · March 27, 2009, 1:27 AM PST

  • Five keys to successful IT projects

    Five keys to successful IT projects

    IT projects can be a massive undertaking, with multimillion dollar budgets and an army of project staff and consultants that rivals a small company. With so much riding on the outcome of these project...

    Patrick Gray · March 26, 2009, 2:26 AM PST

  • Three tips for avoiding project estimating mistakes

    Three tips for avoiding project estimating mistakes

    Project cost oversights are incredibly common, but IT project managers can avoid estimating mistakes by being well prepared up-front. Erik Eckel offers some advice.

    Erik Eckel · March 24, 2009, 11:34 PM PST

  • Five ways of thinking that can fell IT leaders

    Five ways of thinking that can fell IT leaders

    IT Consultant Ilya Bogorad sees a lot of IT departments that could be greatly successful if not for the faulty beliefs of their leaders. The five beliefs he sees more often could damage the IT shop as...

    Ilya Bogorad · March 24, 2009, 3:20 AM PST