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

    Foglight Solutions for Cross-Platform Database Performance Management

    Achieving consistent service levels for cross-platform database environments is next to impossible using each platform’s native tools. Foglight database monitoring software simplifies database monitoring and management, enabling you to consolidate and standardize database performance across multiple platforms. Download the white paper to learn how.

    Provided By Dell Software

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Endpoint Backup

    Given the rise of mobility and BYOD, endpoint backup must evolve to meet the unique needs of the mobile workforce. To help organizations evaluate backup solutions to meet these needs, Gartner compared 7 vendors against 11 critical capabilities in their report. For the 2nd year in a row, Gartner...

    Provided By Druva Software

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    A New Model for User Engagement

    The workforce has changed dramatically. Companies today must embrace technology and innovation to attract the younger set—yet remain traditional enough to retain their more experienced employees. How can you provide new systems and features to engage all types of users? This white paper from Workday looks at how the growing...

    Provided By Workday

  • Tools & Templates // Feb 2010

    Definition template for smaller projects

    The first step in project planning is to define the work. This template will help you create a definition document to guide you through small to medium-size projects.

    Provided By Tom Mochal

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Flodro 4.0: Spreadsheets Based Flood Frequency Analysis Computer Package

    A computer package for flood frequency analysis, based on the application of common use spreadsheets framework provided by Excel (Excel is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation, Inc.), is presented using several probability distribution functions. The computer package addresses the issues of model parameter estimation by the Methods Of Moments...

    Provided By University of the Americas Puebla

  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    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

  • Tools & Templates // May 2010

    Two PowerShell scripts for retrieving user info from Active Directory

    Obtaining user object information via Active Directory Users And Computers is fine for the one-time use, but it falls short for batch tasks. These two scripts make it easy to pull user information via PowerShell.This download is also available as an entry in our Network Administration blog.

    Provided By Rick Vanover

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    The Importance of Continuity in Office 365

    Moving to an Office 365 environment can open the door to a wide range of business benefits. But what about continuity?

    Provided By Mimecast

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    IT project portfolio management tool

    Stay on top of your project portfolio with the help of this sample project management tool from seasoned IT leader Jay Rollins. For more information on classifying projects to make sure they mirror your organization's approach to business, see this entry in TechRepublic's CIO for Hire blog.

    Provided By Jay Rollins

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Project business case template

    Before your stakeholders can prioritize a list of projects, it's critical to pull together the key information they can use for decision-making. This template will give you the framework for making sure you have a project overview that includes goals, requirements, potential benefits, estimated direct costs, success criteria, and project...

    Provided By Jay Rollins

  • Downloads // Oct 2008

    Presentation: How to prioritize your company's projects

    Successfully managing a project portfolio entails getting approval on projects that match strategic objectives, prioritizing approved projects, fostering a sense of ownership among those responsible for project success, obtaining funding, and managing resources across multiple projects. This PowerPoint presentation will help you communicate these concepts and clarify roles and responsibilities.For...

    Provided By Jay Rollins

  • Downloads // Jun 2007

    Price comparison: Zimbra vs. Exchange

    Get a detailed look at how the cost of implementing Zimbra compares to the cost of using Exchange. This worksheet looks at base OS cost, base application cost, total user cost, total upfront cost, and additional yearly cost -- as well as total cost for one through five years.See "Introducing...

    Provided By Justin James

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    A pragmatic approach to training programmers

    Justin James believes there should be two educational tracks for software programmers: a true computer science program that focuses on a very mathematical, theoretical approach to programming, and a hands-on route that educates people to be real-world programmers. This TechRepublic download features his ideal course listing for such a training...

    Provided By Justin James

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Case Study: Specsavers gains visibility across the software lifecycle

    It's important to have a centralised testing service to improve service quality and meet business objectives. Explore the benefits of adopting automated application management and learn how Specsavers significantly improved the quality of business critical applications.

    Provided By HP US

  • Case Studies // Jun 2014

    Case Study: HP.com efficiency soars with HP Moonshot

    Objective: Make optimal use of the floor space and power capacity in six HP data centers. Approach: Deploy HP Moonshot System to power the hp.com, ftp.hp.com, and partner.hp.com domains IT matters Achieved power savings of 89% by migrating web pages and objects to HP Moonshot Opened up data center...

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    HP Info Brief for SMEs: Operations Orchestration

    Enterprise-scale IT automation with a disciplined approach This report explores the benefits of IT process automation that supports entire IT environment from traditional IT to cloud-based infrastructure operations. Read this info brief and learn how HP helped organisations reduced operational cost and improved service quality .

    Provided By HP US

  • Downloads // Jun 2010

    Top 10 computer history Web sites

    If you're a computer history buff -- or you just want to revisit the tech of your youth -- check out these museum sites featuring articles, pictures, forums, and even the first TV commercials for PCs.This download is also available as an entry in our 10 Things blog.

    Provided By Tim Malone

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Project Initiating Process

    Project Charter is generally a document that provides a short description of the project and designates the Project Manager. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, and your knowledge about the subject matter, you will need to organize meetings with the stakeholders in order to refine the SOW...

    Provided By PM Hut

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Know What 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 // Jul 2008

    Information Technology and Process Performance: An Empirical Investigation of the Interaction Between IT and Non-IT Resources

    Drawing on the resource-based view, the authors propose a configurational perspective of how IT assets and capabilities affect firm performance. Their premise is that IT assets and IT managerial capabilities are components in organizational design, and as such, their impact can only be understood by taking into consideration the interactions...

    Provided By University of Calgary

  • Tools & Templates // May 2006

    Project Control Book

    This is a template for project control book.

    Provided By Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • Downloads // Sep 2006

    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 // Mar 2014

    Deal Management Mobilized: How the Best-in-Class Close the Sale Anywhere, Anytime, with Any Device

    Dramatic shifts in workplace norms as a result of remote sales teams are now a reality, as field-based personnel perform so many vital selling and strategic account management business functions, more effectively armed with tablets than ever before. Aberdeen research conducted for Sales Performance Management 2012: How the Best-in-Class Optimize...

    Provided By Oracle

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: Direct Networks – Desktops in the Cloud

    For small businesses, equipping every employee with their own computer can be a costly proposition. Every dollar spent on technology is one less that can be directed to other essential investments, such as marketing and product development.This case study explores why more and more small businesses are embracing Bring Your...

    Provided By Dell

  • Research // Nov 2012

    Windows 8 Business Intentions: Deployment Plans, Driving Factors, Roadblocks, and Strategies

    The Windows 8 Business Intentions: Deployment Plans, Driving Factors, Roadblocks, and Strategies report reveals key insights into who's moving to Windows 8, who's skipping it, and why. In this original research report from TechRepublic Pro and ZDNet, industry analysts break down the Windows 8 deployment plans of over 1,200 organizations...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    IBM Requirements management for smart products Resources

    If you are new to requirements management, or wish to improve your existing requirements management process, the resources in this e-Kit will provide you with useful guidance and advice. Learn what requirements management is and how it can help your organization improve quality, reduce costs and better meet customer needs...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Model-based systems engineering: Revolution or evolution?

    This whitepaper traces the evolution of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), a structured and visual approach for collaborative systems design and development which facilitates early validation of requirements, architectural trade off analysis and mitigation of project risks.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    Unit testing: the key to quality in smarter products

    Innovative and high-quality software is now not only a key driver for business success in many industries;it is also critical for building a smarter planet. Yet as companies race to meet tight deadlines, they often have to hack code and drop features. All the while, customer demands for faster delivery...

    Provided By IBM

  • eBooks // Feb 2014

    eGuide to Data Movement and Governance

    The purpose of this eGuide is to help you grasp the measures that can keep your organization on track to meet objectives and in line with regulations. What’s more, it’s your chance to become more effective in your job and build the confidence to bring valuable suggestions to your security...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Mar 2013

    Changing the Experience and Economics of IT

    Competitive enterprises are always looking for ways to reduce complexity so more resources can be devoted to innovation. From the standpoint of IT, the challenge in reducing complexity is to free up time and money previously dedicated to back-end tasks—and shift those resources to drive more front-end, customer-facing value into...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Meeting Workforce Demands

    Gain access to this new white paper by CIO which examines the changing landscape of end-user computing. The research reveals how today's CIOs are tackling trends and establishing new best practices for the mobile-cloud era. Read more...

    Provided By VMware

  • Book chapters // Aug 2006

    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

  • Tools & Templates // Sep 2007

    Applications Engineer Job Description

    The Applications Engineer job description template includes the following job summary: To coordinate the planning, design, and installation of machinery and equipment in an industrial environment, using knowledge of engineering and programming as well as sophisticated instruments and computers. Additional information available includes essential job functions, additional responsibilities, and education...

    Provided By Business & Legal Reports

  • Tools & Templates // Sep 2007

    Purchasing And Inventory Control Manager Job Description

    The Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager job summary: To manage the activities of the purchasing and inventory control departments and purchase supplies and materials at the optimal price and delivery cycle while maintaining lowest possible inventory levels. Additional information available includes essential job functions, additional responsibilities, and education and experience...

    Provided By Business & Legal Reports

  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2009

    Application Services Manager

    The Application Services Manager job description template includes the following job summary: Operations - Manage and direct the operational environments to ensure efficient service to users and provide for longer-term stability and development of capability for the company and its subsidiaries. Applications - Plan, control and direct application development projects,...

    Provided By Business & Legal Reports

  • Tools & Templates // Nov 2007

    Intranet Policy

    The Intranet policy states that all information on the intranet is the company's property; all employees who use the intranet are required to follow this policy, all other relevant company policies (e.g., harassment, nonsolicitation, and respect for dignity), and all applicable laws (e.g., copyright, discrimination). Employees assume all responsibility for...

    Provided By Business & Legal Reports

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Media Training Guide

    The media generally works under extremely tight deadlines, usually turning around stories in a matter of hours or even minutes. It is not uncommon for reporters to contact you and arrange an interview the same day a story is due. Do not panic if such a media request occurs. Always...

    Provided By California State University

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    How to Create a Customer Service Process that Enhances Your Bottom Line

    A complaint about complaints. There’s an assumption that the number of complaints received is a perfect reflection of the number of customer problems. If complaints go down, other numbers such as warranty and service costs will go down as well. In fact, complaints are often a poor indicator of...

    Provided By Salesforce.com

  • eBooks // Mar 2014

    A Quick Peek at How Salesforce Does Customer Service

    Help is here with salesforce service cloud. Transform your customer experience and connect with customers in whole new ways with the #1 customer service application. From the contact center to self-service communities, social media and beyond, service cloud is changing the game in customer service. To get started, download today!

    Provided By Salesforce.com