Project Management

Whether it's through Agile, lean or process-based management, you must plan, organize and control resources to achieve your business goals.

  • Related Offers // Apr 2015

    IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 5.1 Course Offerings

    Learn the skills you need to ensure that your business-critical applications and data are secured across your enterprise. These are Web-based and classroom-style training opportunities that are available to administrators who deploy IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business. These course offerings focus on implementing best practices so you can...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed

    It should be noted that the background of author Gerry Kendall is as a consultant, strategic planner and public speaker, while Steve Rollins's interest is in Enterprise Program/Project Management Office/Project Office startups and improvements. The focus of both authors is on the information systems/information technology sector projects in large functional...

    Provided By AEW Services

  • Research // Apr 2015

    IT Strategy Maps: A Tool For Strategic Alignment

    Aligning IT and business strategy remains the No. 1 or No. 2 business IT issue year after year. But no matter how much focus and attention this subject receives, little progress seems to be made. Forrester recommends that 1) firms start measuring strategic alignment as part of the "you can't...

    Provided By Forrester Research

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Overview of Agile Management & Development Methods

    This paper presents an overview of Agile Project Management & Development Methods. The paper will describe the deficiency of normal project development processes, who started Agile Management & development method, what is it made up of and who should use it, differences between Agile development processes and normal development processes,...

    Provided By Project Perfect

  • Research // Apr 2015

    The CIO Profile

    Although CIOs have more access to the business than they did even a year ago, their background and time management choices have typecast them as technology specialists. Most business users view the CIO as a technology expert, and CIOs spend most of their time reinforcing this perception by focusing on...

    Provided By Forrester Research

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Define project expectations with this criteria acceptance form

    Establishing acceptance criteria at the beginning of a project helps ensure that the results are well received. This sample form will make those criteria clear from the project outset. Detailing acceptance criteria on the front end of a project will go a long way toward clarifying customer needs and...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Automated invoice template

    If you're looking for a convenient, no-frills way to generate invoices, this template may be just what you need. It prompts for client information, includes a table for listing charges, and calculates taxes and totals for you.For instructions on how to create your own Word invoice template (and how to...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    How to build a service catalog

    Use this set of templates and explanatory article to build a service catalog to document IT services and assist your customers.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Gap Analysis Tool: E-commerce

    Trying to figure out whether your current e-commercesolution will meet your needs? TechRepublic's GapAnalysis Tool can help--rank which requirements matter most to you, inputrankings for your current solution, and get a gap analysis to help identify thekey issues and determine the best solution. Once you've identified the areaswhere you need...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Project Management in Agile Development Environments

    The fundamentals of good project management remain the same whatever methodology and approach is being used to develop a software product: communicating, building effective teams, planning and monitoring progress. There are however some aspects of the "Agile Mindset" which are important when using Agile methods to deliver the product. Agile...

    Provided By Software Education Associates

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Selecting the Right Project Management Methodology

    Many professionals are not aware of the differences between project management methodologies and System Development LifeCycles (SDLCs) / product methodologies, or why it is important to use a consistent project management approach. The two types of methodologies are significantly different as they are designed to address different issues and achieve...

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  • Book chapters // Apr 2015

    Prepare for the PMP Exam with these 50 project management framework questions

    This sample chapter, taken from Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft SharePoint 2003 in 10 Minutes, consists of questions and answers to help you prepare for the PMP certification exam. Learn the anwers and explanations to questions on the PMP certification exam about the project management framework.This sample chapter, taken from...

    Provided By Que Publishing

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Self-assessment quiz: Are you a strong project manager?

    Answer these 10 questions to see which, if any, of your project management skills need shoring up. Do you abandon your work plan somewhere during the project life cycle--or never even create one in the first place? How about skimping a little on quality so you can deliver on...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    10 things you should know about managing IT projects

    Taking a leadership role in an IT project can be daunting, especially to the novice. These pointers will help you bring organization, professionalism, and goal-oriented progress to the projects you manage. IT pros often find themselves suddenly in charge of managing a project without any preparation for what the...

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Clarify project roles with this simple responsibility matrix

    In a large project, you may have many people with some degree of responsibility for completing certain deliverables. It might be just one person writing a document and one person approving it. But it's often more complicated than that, with several people having a hand in the creation and others...

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Keep track of your problems with this project issues log

    Dealing with the inevitable project problems is easier when you have a record of what the issues are and how they're being resolved. This updated template will simplify the task. Most IT projects are destined to hit a few snags along the way, making it essential to document the...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Roles and responsibilities template

    As with any large project, ensuring that every team member understands what they have to do is key to success. This template is designed to give your team members guidance when migrating from NT 4.0 to Windows 2003 Server.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Keep projects on track with this scope change request log

    If your projects undergo frequent changes, this log will help you track the requests and make sure they get resolved. One key to keeping a project on track is to maintain careful records of change requests. To help with that process, project management expert Tom Mochal created this scope...

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    A CIO resume template

    If you're dusting off that resume to revamp for a new career goal or just to get it up to date, this new CIO resume template will help guide you on what should be included and how best to present your expertise and skills to potential employers.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Provide essential information with this project communication plan

    Planning the most effective ways to communicate with team members, customers, and stakeholders, especially on larger projects, is essential to project success. Here's a look at how to proceed and a sample plan to get you started. A communication plan enables you to think through how you can communicate...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Scorecard for tracking project metrics

    Each project should be tracked with a predefined set of metrics. This download contains examples and explanations of project scorecards from TechRepublic columnist Tom Mochal. We updated this tool in January 2004.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Resume do's and don'ts for IT consultants

    As an IT consultant, your resume is the key to landing that next project or getting an interview with a hot consulting firm. Use our list of resume do's and don'ts, and three samples resumes, to help you craft a resume tailored for success.

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Quality assurance checklist for outsourced projects

    You need some level of involvement in an outsourced project to validate that the outsourcer will deliver within your expectations. This checklist will help you monitor the progress of the project to ensure all commitments are met. Understanding all the responsibilities that accompany an outsourced project can challenge even...

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Solicit valuable feedback from clients with these evaluation forms

    Surveys can help you determine whether your clients are satisfied with your work, expose trouble spots, and allow you to make corrections. Here are two forms you can use to find out how well you're doing. Your clients may appear to be satisfied with the work you're doing for...

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Check HIPAA compliance with this Excel calculator

    Our HIPAA compliance calculator will help covered entities determine the status of their compliance efforts in the areas of HIPAA Privacy, Standardization of Code Sets, Security, National Provider Identifier, and Monitoring. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires all healthcare organizations using electronic protected health information (ePHI),...

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  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Download: Sample post-project documentation

    Having clients sign a detailed statement of work performed can protect you both legally and financially. Download these sample forms to help you map out documentation that works for your firm.

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Project roles and responsibilities template

    Assuming that your team members know what they need to do in a project is a formula for failure. This roles and responsibilities template, submitted by a TechRepublic member, will help you document each person's expected contributions.

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  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Office relocation checklist

    Whether you're helping a client tackle a move or relocating to a new building, you'll need to implement a system to help you get organized and avoid potential disasters. This checklist, based on suggestions submitted by TechRepublic members, covers questions, issues, and advice relating to office relocations.

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  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Part One of Two: Skills Based Routing Benefits and Challenges

    Skills-based routing, done right, can help minimize overhead expenses, build an orderly career path for agents and improve customer service. When skills-based routing was a new concept, design complexity and technology limitations posed major challenges for contact centers. Developments in call routing tools, workforce management technology and reporting advancements have...

    Provided By NICE Systems

  • Book chapters // Apr 2015

    Manage computers in Active Directory with these quick and easy recipes

    Learn quick and easy recipes for managing computers with Active Directory in this sample chapter from Active Directory Cookbook, Second Edition, now updated for Windows Server 2003 SP1 and R2 versions. The recipes address common day-to-day tasks: Creating a computer account Creating a computer account for a specific...

    Provided By O'Reilly Media

  • News // Apr 2015

    Technology@Intel Magazine: June 2006

    Servers based on next-generation 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5000 series processors help reduce IT operating costs, enhance security and availability, and improve IT agility while delivering the highest dual-processor server performance - all contributing to a low total cost of ownership and higher return on IT investments. The performance and...

    Provided By Intel

  • Downloads // Apr 2015

    Software-as-a-Service; A Comprehensive Look at the Total Cost of Ownership of Software Applications

    Gartner estimates that the annual cost to own and manage traditional "on-premise" software applications can be up to four times the initial purchase price. This is due to a company's need to acquire and maintain the resources needed to support a large scale in-house software deployment; including: hardware, software upgrades...

    Provided By Business Objects

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Outsourcing Management Software Tools: Executive Point of View

    Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues that are often difficult to handle, and in response, numerous third-party Outsourcing Management (OM) tools have been developed. OM tools help drive and reflect operational and management discipline, provide greater accuracy and independence from outsourcing service providers, and serve as...

    Provided By EquaTerra

  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    Forrester Best Practices: How IT Must Shape and Manage Demand

    Download the Forrester Research white paper, "How IT Must Shape and Manage Demand," to read about best practices in IT demand management, a critical IT governance process that: Aligns IT resources to optimize business value Influences and modifies end user behavior by providing meaningful information Enables a more complete...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2015

    What Is Planning and Why You Need to Plan

    Planning is one of the most important project management and time management techniques. Planning is preparing a sequence of action steps to achieve some specific goal. If a person does it effectively, he can reduce much the necessary time and effort of achieving the goal. A plan is like a...

    Provided By Time-Management-Guide.com

  • Research // Apr 2015

    The IT Strategic Plan Step-By-Step

    It's April and you are four months into your organization's fiscal year. You know that within six months you'll need to have your operating plan for the upcoming year in fairly solid shape. You also know that creating an operating plan without a longer-range strategic view is like driving a...

    Provided By Forrester Research

  • Book chapters // Apr 2015

    Use a project dashboard to monitor your project's progress, course-correct more easily, and steer your project to success

    The key to understanding a project is to make regular measurements, both quantitative and qualitative, then to display the measurements publicly. When project managers display these measurements as part of the project status, teams are able to adjust their work and proceed more successfully. Such a collection of measurements...

    Provided By Pragmatic Bookshelf

  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Startup Costs Worksheets

    This template will help you estimate both one-time and continued costs for the first 90 days of your new business.

    Provided By Entrepreneur.com

  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    Business Credit Application

    Use this Business Credit Application when another business, such as a distributor or vendor, wishes to establish credit terms with your company.

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  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2015

    General And Administrative Expense Budget

    This template compares actual General and Administrative (G&A) expenses with budget amounts for the current month and the year to date. Fixed expenses generally don't change over the course of the year, while variable expenses change with the level of activity. Variances and totals are calculated automatically after data is...

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