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“A quality assurance (QA) team is an unnecessary hindrance to the project manager,” as I have heard project managers echo. The QA team is only going to waste my time, thinks the project manager and makes my life miserable by pointing out the steps that were not followed during the course of proj... (more)
by: Ashish Sadekar in:    Project Management in Information Technology   
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Expectations are mother of all disappointments and yet, all of us expect something or the other. Similarly in a project management scenario, a customer expects certain objectives or goals to be achieved from the project. Recently, I had expectations that my new company website would look ... (more)
by: Ashish Sadekar in:    Project Management in Information Technology   
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Managing the Scope in an IT project is always a daunting task as it presents new challenges every time. If you happen to ask a project manager what one of the top challenges of project management is, scope management comes out on top. Why is scope management a challenge for the project managers?... (more)
by: Ashish Sadekar in:    Project Management in Information Technology   
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Scope Management is an important facet of any IT project management process. Most project managers’ only job is guarding the scope properly. They ensure that the scope is correctly planned and aptly documented in the Statement of Work document. However, they miss out on the critical difference... (more)
by: Ashish Sadekar in:    IT Project Management Software & Efficiency Solutions   
Recently, I overheard a conversation of a project manager with his manager. “Start working on the project immediately and complete it within the next 30 days,” demanded the boss. The project manager tried to argue that he needs to plan before he can execute and will need much more time.... (more)
by: Ashish Sadekar in:    Project Management in Information Technology   
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Context One of the questions I am asked most frequently is “What is the most important deliverable of an IT methodology”? The simplest answer is “it depends”. The more appropriate answer is “it depends on the scope of the project, whether a project team has been assembled, whether t... (more)
by: CameronWatson in:    IT Project Management Software & Efficiency Solutions   
From its inception Information Technology (IT) has recognized the significance and importance of developing and applying a set of “standards”, “methodologies”, “lifecycles” and “best practices” that can be leveraged by its practitioners – the... (more)
by: CameronWatson in:    IT Project Management Software & Efficiency Solutions   
I was invited out to lunch last week by an old friend and colleague. We had worked together at the same organization many years ago and have been able to stay in touch. Once meeting at the diner, we were seated and ordered our meals – then he broke the news. He had recently (4 weeks ago) accepte... (more)
by: CameronWatson in:    IT Project Management Software & Efficiency Solutions    Comments (2)
In a recent scan through Google I came across a number of the articles comparing the “waterfall” delivery approach to the “agile” delivery approach. Paraphrasing, the one article described “agile” as a fad – the other article praised “agile” as the next best thing since sliced bread. The more I... (more)
by: CameronWatson in:    IT Project Management Software & Efficiency Solutions   
(continuing from the previous post...) IT Methodology - Project Audiences This audience traditionally views a methodology as a tool they can utilize to ensure they can deliver and support IT projects. As a tool, a methodology affords this audience access to a pre-defined structure, li... (more)
by: CameronWatson in:    IT Project Management Software & Efficiency Solutions    Comments (1)
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