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Stay Inside the Lines to Manage Projects Effectively

Stay Inside the Lines to Manage Projects Effectively

Throughout the Getting Predictable blog, I talk about alignment. For many, the word “alignment” is a bit vague. Does it mean we agree? Does it mean I actively support you? If I don’t actively support you, but I don’t block you either, am I “aligned” with you? As it relates to projects, doesn’t alignment simply […]

How to Avoid Being Stalked By Scope Creep: The Project Charter

How to Avoid Being Stalked By Scope Creep: The Project Charter

Scope Creep. Sometimes it’s politically motivated. Sometimes it’s intentional. Sometimes it’s a misunderstanding. But it’s always painful.

What Taking-a-Hike Can Teach Us About Business

What Taking-a-Hike Can Teach Us About Business

Learn how to prevent a “death march” by knowing and recognizing limitations of all forms.

Change Control: Do You Own It or Does It Own You?

Change Control: Do You Own It or Does It Own You?

Change controls don’t mean that the project has to go off the rails. Check out some of these best practices to manage and implement change.

Eliminating the "Black Box Effect"

Eliminating the “Black Box Effect”

Learn techniques on how to create more visibility in your projects in order to track progress and create alignment between the business and IT.

Alignment Through Visibility

Alignment Through Visibility

Learn the difference between visibility and transparency in order to ensure alignment and project success.

Alignment: Antidote to Rework

Alignment: Antidote to Rework

Learn how reaching alignment between the IT and Business before a project begins can reduce rework every time.

The Role Call: A New Practice to Set Your Team Up for Success

The Role Call: A New Practice to Set Your Team Up for Success

By ensuring that these four specific roles are incorporated into your team, you can increase your chances of project success.

Are You Holding Back Your Team’s Success?

Are You Holding Back Your Team’s Success?

How spending time ahead of time preparing for projects can benefit the team in the long run.

Is Your Software Development Team Set Up for Failure?

Is Your Software Development Team Set Up for Failure?

A common concern keeping CIOs up at night: Am I getting the best RPM out of my team? Often the answer is no.