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.

  • White Papers // Aug 2014

    Resolving the Database Performance Blame Game

    When an application slows down, can you immediately tell which component is underperforming? If not, you need to see how Dell Foglight for Databases shows the operational and performance health of each component all on a single pane of glass. Download the white paper to see how you can end...

    Sponsored By Dell Software

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Using Information Intelligence to Improve Projects in the Energy Sector

    In the energy industry, successful execution of projects in the design, construction, and operation of plants and facilities is dependent on more than ensuring that schedules and budgets are met. Management of the asset life cycle from planning all the way through to decommissioning requires systems and tools that support...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Addressing key issues for managers of complex contracts in energy and engineering

    Contract and project management is a significant challenge in the energy and engineering industries. Supplier Exchange will allow participants to define workflows and collaboration methods that improve contract management by greatly reducing the time and cost to find and validate relevant information.

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Managing Assets for Maximum Performance and Value

    State-of-the-art asset management is critical in industries such as oil and gas exploration and production, oil refining and gas processing, and utilities that rely heavily on expensive and aging physical assets. Among other benefits, effective asset management reduces costs and risks, improves process flows and business continuity, increases profit margins,...

    Sponsored By EMC

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Business Case : Identity and Access Management (IAM)

    One of the main objective for IT decision makers is to increase revenues, reduce costs and improve profitability. Intragen, IAM specialist helps you achieve these goals in this Business Case. Find out more...

    Sponsored By Intragen

  • Case Studies // Oct 2014

    Pervasive Technology Trends: Implications for your Data Center

    Four technology trends—cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics—are shaping the business and converging on the data center. But few data center strategies are designed with the requisite flexibility, scalability or resiliency to meet the new demands. Read the white paper to learn how a good data center strategy...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Web Attack Survival Guide

    With an increasing amount of business being conducted online, the internet has quickly become the frontline in an ongoing battle between companies and an unseen enemy. Industrial espionage, sabotage and cyber terrorism are becoming more frequent, resulting in lost revenue, stolen data, service interruptions and damaged reputations. This white paper...

    Provided By Imperva

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2006

    Build your own consulting contract using this sample form

    Both independent consultants and their clients benefit when they're working with a solid contract. Download this sample contract from TechRepublic member and IT consultant Randy Barger as a guide for preparing your next consulting agreement. E-mail makes it easy to assume a fairly informal relationship with your clients. But...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Sep 2001

    Sample service level agreement for application support

    Consulting firms that provide support to their clients use service-level agreements to make sure both sides get what they need. This SLA template, updated in November 2003, can be used to hammer out what consultants will provide for their clients.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Tools & Templates // Mar 2009

    Sample Job Application Cover Letter For Bank Officer

    This is the best Sample Job Application Cover Letter for Bank Officer based on Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) that you, as the fresh graduate or the experienced one, can use as the reference and guidelines when you want to write an impressive Application Letter for Bank Officer Jobs.

    Provided By Resume Sample

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    10 Things Every Web Application Firewall Should Provide

    Securing Web applications against cybercriminals, hacktivists, and state-sponsored hackers is a never-ending effort. Hackers evade traditional network security defenses to take down websites and to steal data. Malicious users probe websites around-the-clock looking for vulnerabilities. Automation tools such as off-the-shelf attack toolkits and botnets make it...

    Provided By Imperva

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM

    IBM Security QRadar has been positioned again in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for SIEM. In addition to providing a technology that is a good match to current customer requirements, Leaders also show evidence of superior vision and execution for anticipated requirements. Gartner reveals that customers'...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    6 Secrets to Offering Exceptional Customer Service

    The vast majority of people are not experiencing great service. Nearly a third of consumers believe that businesses are now paying less attention to providing good customer service. On top of that, just 7% of those polled say that customer service experiences they have with companies typically exceed their...

    Provided By Salesforce.com

  • Tools & Templates // Apr 2006

    Use this simple letter of agreement for your quick consulting jobs

    Your smaller projects may not require a full-blown contract, but you should still get the arrangement in writing. A letter of agreement like this one will enable you to spell out the details you and the client have worked out. When you prepare to engage in a long-term or...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Jan 2002

    Download this sample IT due diligence report template

    Performing a technology due diligence is a good way to understand your client's technology and assess the financial implications of its technology plans. Here is a template you can use to organize your next IT due diligence effort.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Preparing Audit Ready Financials - Best Practices to Avoid Common Pitfalls

    Independent external audits of GAAP financial statements are an inescapable reality for finance professionals. External audits are required by statute for public companies and are also becoming the norm among private companies experiencing growing demands for transparency from regulators, investors, and other stakeholders. Cloud accounting software helps finance teams...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The 2015 Buyer's Guide to Accounting and Financial Software

    In the last few years, the demands on the finance department—from real-time reporting to global consolidation—have increased significantly. At the same time, the choices for accounting and financial software have become much more complex. How do you begin to research, evaluate, and select the right software for your business? ...

    Provided By Intacct

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Managing applications in the age of BYOA: Reclaiming IT's strategic role

    This research report delivers the information you need to manage apps and reclaim your strategic role in the enterprise. You’ll learn: How the risks of the BYOA trend are accelerating Why IT departments are being sidelined Strategies for protecting your most important data How to...

    Provided By LogMeIn

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Best Practices for recruiting the right talent

    This white paper examines best practices in recruiting and the technology behind those practices. It discusses how to reduce time to hire by up to 50 percent, reduce cost per hire by up to 70 percent, and improve recruiter efficiency in finding the right talent.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    Supply Chain Management In The Petroleum Industry

    Supply chain management in the petroleum industry contains various challenges, specifically in the logistics area, that are not present in most other industries. These logistical challenges are a major influence on the cost of oil and its derivatives. However, opportunities for cost savings in logistics still do exist. Giant oil...

    Provided By University of Houston

  • White Papers // May 2014

    7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

    Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements that will enable you to: Centrally manage data migration Preserve users’ data and personal settings Mitigate network impacts during migration Access the white paper to find out how to radically simplify your...

    Provided By Druva

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Rethink Ink

    If there’s one constant in the world of IT, it’s that the workplace is changing. More than ever, IT needs to meet the demands of a highly distributed workforce that requires access to content and services around the clock and around the globe. And when it’s time to print, people...

    Provided By HP US

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2010

    Accomplishments Tracker Template

    Having a structured way to keep track of your noteworthy accomplishments will help you highlight your contributions when review time rolls around. Use this handy template to detail the best (and worst) of your performance throughout the year.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    What Next Generation Firewalls Miss: 6 Requirements to Protect Web Applications

    Web application attacks threaten nearly every organization with an online presence. While some security vendors contend that their next generation firewalls can stop Web attacks, these products lack essential Web security features, leaving customers exposed to attack. This white paper lays out the six key requirements needed to protect Web...

    Provided By Imperva

  • Downloads // Apr 2010

    10 Linux rescue tools for recovering Linux, Windows, or Mac machines

    When you're dealing with a system that won't boot, you need a robust and dependable recovery tool. Here are a few Linux tools that might save the day.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2009

    Sample Internal Auditor Cover Letter

    Use this template as a cover letter to apply for the post of internal auditor. A clear and interesting internal auditor cover letter will help you land an interview for the job you want. The applicant in the following letter shows her experience and her understanding of what the job...

    Provided By Job Bank USA

  • Videos // May 2014

    IT Operations Management in Action

    A brief video that provides information on some best practices in handling performance and application issues.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    HP Data sheet: IT process automation across physical, virtual, and cloud architectures

    In this report HP Data sheet: IT process automation across physical, virtual, and cloud architectures brings some insights on how to overcome the increasingly complex data centre challenges and implement a successful IT process automation.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Eliminating the Noise: Best Practices for the Five W’s of Sales Intelligence

    Much as a journalist is expected to report on the “who, what, when,” etc. when filing their story, professional business-to-business (B2B) sales reps are more likely to open doors, nurture opportunities, and close deals when they know more about their prospect or customer. Sales Intelligence, as a broad category of...

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Empowering Modern Finance - The CFO as Technology Evangelist

    The CFO as Technology Evangelist is a research report commissioned by Oracle and Accenture, in collaboration with Longitude Research, that explores how modern CFOs and finance executives are adopting emerging technologies within their finance functions to enable the development of new capabilities and to transform the role of finance.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Seven Steps to Building a High-Impact Learning Culture

    Want to build a high-impact learning culture in your organization? This executive brief outlines the key steps in buildling an organizational culture that nurtures learning and helps employees live up to their fullest potential.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Know What Your Customers Want Before They Do

    Webcast Summary: Today’s consumers and B2B companies only want interactions that are relevant, personalized, and based on a customer’s situation and preferences. Companies that fail to provide relevant offers will be left behind.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Implementation guide for a facilities management system

    Successful implementation of a facilities management system begins with a business case - and focuses on business goals as technology deployment proceeds. This guide addresses business goals in key facilities management areas and includes an overview of the software implementation process.

    Provided By IBM

  • Downloads // Jul 2006

    Download Savvion's Free Business Process Modeling Software

    The first step in improving your business processes is to articulate precisely where bottlenecks exist, and the most efficient way to do that is by simulating your existing processes using business process modeling software. To help you get started, Savvion offers its Process Modeler, a component of Savvion BusinessManager,...

    Provided By Savvion

  • White Papers // Mar 2007

    Create a Process Documentation Guide: Developing a Template That Can Be Used to Document Any Process

    Document the processes by creating a template for the process documentation guide that includes the following items: scope statement, applicability matrix, product lines impacted, process roles involved, process management system procedures, exception management process, and decision matrix. This paper explores how to create a template for the process documentation guide....

    Provided By IBM

  • Case Studies // Feb 2014

    Quadmark - A case study on switching to Google Apps for Business

    Read how Quadmark, the global consulting and training organisation, with over 100 employees globally embarked on a rebranding and expansion plan including a streamline of IT infrastructure. This included switching it’s email server from Exchange to Gmail and adopting Google Apps for Business.

    Provided By Google

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    HP ProLiant DL360p & DL380p Gen8 Servers: Power, Flexibility and Serviceability

    Explore the Power, Flexibility and Serviceability HP ProLiant DL360p and DL380p Gen8 Servers The DL360p and DL380p deliver innovative advances in performance, serviceability and lifecycle automation to address the pressing demands of today’s data-intensive and virtualized IT environments. Based on the HP ProActive Insight architecture, these intelligent servers can...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • Tools & Templates // Aug 2002

    Sample project proposal template

    Being able to quickly explain the potential benefits of an added Web site feature can help a consultant address a client's concerns over a project's importance. This project proposal sheet will help persuade your clients to take the plunge.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Tools & Templates // Jan 2002

    Download this project plan template

    If you've taken on a small to midsize project that doesn't warrant a full-scale plan in Microsoft Project, download this Excel spreadsheet template sent in by a TechRepublic member for quick and easy project management.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Tools & Templates // Sep 2007

    Senior Technical Analyst Job Description

    The Senior Technical Analyst job description template includes the following job summary: The person in this position is accountable for ensuring continuity of computer services for computer users by providing the planning, technical leadership, and project coordination necessary to implement computer software products and resolve technical problems. Additional information available...

    Provided By Business & Legal Reports