Project Management

Keep your IT project running smoothly by reading our experts' tips and best practices about methodologies, agile, software, collaboration, risk management, and learning from failed projects.

  • Tools & Templates // May 2010

    Project issue submission form

    Attempts to track the problems that arise in the course of a large project can quickly get out of hand. This simple form makes it easy to record the key aspects of a problem so that everyone knows how it may affect the project, who's in charge of fixing it,...

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Project risk management checklist

    Many projects have inherent risks that can wreak havoc if left unmanaged. This checklist will help you assess and minimize the risk potential for your project and head off possible problems.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Emotional Intelligence - Results Are What Really Matters

    Team Leaders and Teams can benefit from enhancing Emotional Intelligence (EI) skills. They may have little or no control over processes, resources, other's approval, and the information required to complete their projects. Because of this, they can become anxious about meeting a deadline or frustrated with roadblocks. These negative emotions...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Assorted Project Management Tasks

    Project management is crucial to finishing a job for a specific time. The key to finishing a job for a specified period in time is good project management. An individual needs fabulous managing skills and a goal oriented mind to set this in motion. A company runs on assorted departments...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Skills In Good Project Management

    Project management is the key to completing any style of type of project on time. The key to finishing a job for a specific period in time is good project management. Good management skills and a mind that is goal directed is required to set this project in motion. A...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    How To Have A Good Project Management Style

    Project management is the key to completing any style of type of job on time. The key to completing a project for a specified point in time is good project management. Good management skills and a mind that is goal orientated is required to set this job in motion. A...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    The Tasks Associated With Project Management

    Project management is crucial to finishing a job for a particular time. The key to finishing a job for a specified time period in time is good project management. Good management skills and a mind that is goal directed is needed to set this project in motion. A company runs...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Projectization And Project Management Essentials For Non-Project Managers

    Professional Project Management is becoming more pervasive. Like "Electrification", when electricity was becoming pervasive, "Projectization" is becoming pervasive throughout the workforce and organizations. Most people will not be professional project managers, but rather will be team members, support personnel, subject matter experts, department managers, and C-level executives. This paper gives...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Simple Step-By-Step Project Management Techniques

    Project management is essential to finishing a project for a specific time. The key to finishing a job for a particular time period in time is good project management. A person needs fantastic managing skills and a goal oriented mind to set this in motion. Each department will have set...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Project Management Experience: Documenting For The PMP Application

    One of the challenges in becoming a PMP is successfully filling out the application! The most time consuming part is documenting have the minimum experience required at professional project management experience leading and directing project tasks: -3 years/36 months/4,500 hours with bachelor's degree -5 years/60 months/7,500 hours without bachelor's degree....

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    What IT pros should know about exposure to hazardous materials

    From circuit boards to monitors to batteries to cables, toxic substances pose a very real threat to those who work with computer equipment. Here are some hazmat basics that every IT pro should be aware of.This download is also available as an entry in our Network Administration blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    10 ways IT departments waste money

    IT is often a popular target for corporate cost-cutting. So the more you can identify and control unnecessary spending, the better you'll be able to fend off the budget axe. Here are a few areas where IT dollars often go to waste.This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 things you should cover in your social networking policy

    As sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook become enmeshed with business uses, organizations need to establish guidelines for employees on workplace access and appropriate usage. Deb Shinder looks at 10 key considerations that such guidelines should address.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    How Anyone Can Start A Consulting Business Today

    Most professionals are experts in their field, but do not have the experience in starting their own consulting business. Don't wait any longer to achieve your goals as a successful consultant. Each day more and more people are starting to realize the income potential from consulting. This paper will take...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    2 Interviewing Questions To Ask Sales People

    For many, hiring sales people is difficult. The fact is most sales people think they can sell anything, when in fact the sales processes are so different, many don't actually sell as much as take orders. This paper shows how to eliminate sales people that embellish and claim to be...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Winning The Sales Race Through Sales Coaching

    Sales coaching is a process in which an experienced sales trainer or coach gets involved in the sales process of an organization not only within the four walls of the training hall but also on the field. A sales coach goes on to work with the sales team of an...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Improve Your Telemarketing Concern: Installation Of A Management System

    An authenticated quality telecommerce management system is an essential requirement to supervise your call centre's functioning, staffing utilization and staffing monetary costs. The standard telemarketing call centre spends up to 70% of its total monetary costing on staffing, so managing how workers utilize their time is fundamental to budget organisation.

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Social Ties And The Job Search Of Recent Immigrants

    The authors show that increasing the probability of obtaining a job offer through the network should raise the observed mean wage in jobs found through formal (non-network) channels relative to that in jobs found through the network. This prediction also holds at all percentiles of the observed wage distribution, except...

    Provided By University of Delhi

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Computer Lab to Go: A "Cloud" Computing Implementation

    This paper describes the experience with a pilot deployment of a virtual computer laboratory at a medium sized public university. The virtual computer laboratory pilot is a technology transfer of the virtual computer laboratory developed by North Carolina State University. The technology provides scalable, high performance computing resources requested through...

    Provided By Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Improving The Measurement Of Sales Readiness Initiatives

    Accurate measurement of the impact of training is both critical and challenging for most learning organizations, but sales teams have one enviable advantage: they have outcome metrics that are readily available and easy to quantify. Yet while revenues, close rates and other sales outcome metrics are easier to measure than...

    Provided By Bellevue University

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Is Corporate R&D Investment In High-Tech Sectors More Effective? Some Guidelines For European Research Policy

    This paper discusses the link between R&D and productivity across the European industrial and service sectors. The empirical analysis is based on both the European sectoral OECD data and on a unique micro longitudinal database consisting of 532 top European R&D investors. The main conclusions are as follows. First, the...

    Provided By Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    The 10 best IT certification Web sites

    The world of IT certification has changed considerably over the past several years, as the demands of the IT industry and the market for tech talent have shifted. IT consultant and exam veteran Erik Eckel offers an update to his list of top 10 certification Web sites.This download is also...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things to look for in a domain registrar

    When you start looking for a domain registrar, you may discover some surprising differences in what they offer -- or neglect to offer. IT consultant Erik Eckel learned the hard way that it pays to shop around. Here's his list of the tools, services, and features that will make your...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Sep 2009

    10 mistakes that rookie IT consultants make

    IT consulting is a tough, competitive field, and there are ample opportunities to mishandle the job. Erik Eckel offers some cautionary advice for IT consultants who are just starting out.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 iPad business apps worth loading

    How business-friendly is the iPad? Pretty darn friendly, says one IT consultant -- as long as you load the right apps.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Tools & Templates // May 2010

    File Storage Policy

    TechRepublic's file storage policy provides a ready-made template that organizations can use as is or customize. The policy reinforces the importance of properly securing, accessing, and storing information. Organizations should use the template as a tool to help prevent data breaches and to properly manage violations that occur. This download...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    An Empirical Investigation on the Design of Process Architectures

    Large-scale enterprises struggle with an effective alignment of business processes and IT services with business strategy. While process models play an important role for bridging between strategy and IT, there is a need to systematically organize the huge number of models. Process architecture defines an overarching structure for the organization...

    Provided By Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Realizing Benefits from Enterprise Architecture: A Measurement Model

    Enterprise Architecture (EA) management has become an intensively discussed approach to manage enterprise transformations. Despite the popularity and potential of EA, both researchers and practitioners lament a lack of knowledge about the realization of benefits from EA. To determine the benefits from EA, the authors explore the various dimensions of...

    Provided By Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Debt Portfolios

    The authors provide a model with endogenous portfolios of secured and unsecured household debt. Secured debt is collateralized by owner-occupied housing whereas unsecured debt can be discharged according to bankruptcy regulations. They show that the calibrated model matches important quantitative characteristics of observed wealth and debt portfolios for prime-age consumers...

    Provided By Queen Mary, University of London

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Intercell Radio Resource Management Through Network Coordination for IMT-Advanced Systems

    In IMT-Advanced systems, a cross-layer approach coupling network coordination and radio resource managements enables mitigation of intercell interference and throughput improvement of cell-edge users. To facilitate coordination among base stations, the authors propose a new radio-resource management framework where cell-edge users and cell-interior users are separately managed by two different...

    Provided By Ajou University

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Getting More Done Through Others: The Basics Of Delegation

    What kinds of things should one delegate? Consider delegating any task or project on the work list if one have someone qualified to do it, and one is not expected to do it completely by himself. Remember that the goal is the product, not the process. Obvious candidates are activities...

    Provided By Oregon Health & Science University

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Business Case For Cloud Computing Services

    Cloud Computing requires that the provider determine which of the 3 cloud computing models they will adopt into their solution stack, in what priority and time frame they will be adopted, and identify their target market for these deliverables. The provider will next need to engage with vendors and fulfillment...

    Provided By Ingram Micro

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    What Are The Risks And Rewards Of Closed-End Bond Funds?

    Recent turmoil in the credit markets has brought attention to closed-end bond funds, a less well-known relative to more common open-end mutual funds. Unlike open-end funds, closed-end funds take in a certain amount of cash when they're created and then trade like stock on a major exchange. Many have been...

    Provided By Charles Schwab

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Life Insurance Planning

    Determining life insurance needs involves an analysis of the potential financial burdens created by the death of an individual. Such financial burdens could involve the need to meet immediate one-time obligations and/or provide a financial asset base to meet ongoing cash flow needs. Life insurance could also play a role...

    Provided By Charles Schwab

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Airline Crew BPO ? Market Potential and Offering Development Methodology

    The increasing fleet of global commercial airlines and the resulting rise in the number of flight and cabin crew make crew management imperative for airlines. Efficient crew management helps reduce operational costs and ensures timely creation of crew pairings and roster, accurate manpower planning and effective crew utilization with adherence...

    Provided By Tata Consultancy Services

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Schwab Sector Views: Navigating Today's Rough Waters

    Real retail sales numbers continue to be dismal at best and, as of yet, have not shown any signs of rebounding. Because consumer spending comprises approximately 70% of the U.S. economy, government officials are attempting to prop up shoppers' ability to spend. However, unemployment continues to rise, and the general...

    Provided By Charles Schwab

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    10 Reasons Fixed Income Still Makes Sense Today

    There are many reasons to stick with fixed income in a well-balanced portfolio, even if you believe inflation is on the horizon or that interest rates will rise. Bonds provide diversification against riskier stock investments. Interest rates are difficult to predict, and even if they do rise, there are ways...

    Provided By Charles Schwab

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    Debt-For-Equity Bond Exchanges: How Might They Affect You?

    A bond exchange is an offer by a company that has borrowed money by selling corporate bonds to exchange those bonds for new securities (or cash). Sometimes exchanges are for more than the bonds would be worth if a bondholder chose to sell. But, more recently, a rising number of...

    Provided By Charles Schwab

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Searching for a Diamond in the Rough: Finding and Integrating SAS Programming Talent

    Although the current economy has seen a lot of companies cutting back on hiring programmers, there is still a high demand for talented SAS programmers. It can be a challenge to find highly qualified candidates and then determine which would be the best fit for the team. This paper will...

    Provided By Biogen Idec

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    A Case for Enterprise-Wide Solutions for AML and Anti-Fraud

    Navigating the ever-changing/dynamic financial services industry successfully for most institutions translates into growing revenue while simultaneously controlling costs. From revisiting business models to evaluating how best they can improve analytics and risk management strategies, banks today are metamorphosing into institutions encompassing a variety of businesses such as insurance, securities, investment...

    Provided By Tata Consultancy Services