Project Management Archives


Top Challenges Facing Project Managers

If you're a project manager, you probably deal with a lot of frustration—and you are not alone. Seven out of 10 organizations surveyed experience at least one project failure in a year. To make matters worse, nearly four out of five software development project professionals say that the business side is "usually" or "always" out of sync with project requirements. And only 40 percent of... Read More >


Nine Leadership Lessons From Pope Francis

By virtually any standard, Pope Francis has become a beloved and effective world leader. He lives in a modest guesthouse instead of the Apostolic Palace. He wears the same cross he wore when he was a cardinal. And he gave up the famed Mercedes-Benz Popemobile in favor of a 30-year-old Renault. More important, his words and actions have gained favor with a broad range of global citizens,... Read More >


The Biggest Problems Facing IT Project Teams

There are many ways for information technology initiatives to go wrong—and they do so all the time. In fact, approximately one-half of businesses will have an IT project fail within a year, according to research. In summarizing the most common reasons for these failures, AtTask has come out with a free-to-download e-book titled "10 Problems Preventing Your IT Team From Doing (Its) Best Work... Read More >


IT Projects: Major Successes and Epic Failures

We often read about how government IT projects constantly run over budget, miss deadlines and encounter enormous difficulties. But, upon closer inspection, you may find that the public sector's track record on tech advances reflects a more balanced perspective: It includes major successes along with epic failures. (That probably sounds very familiar to IT professionals in private industry, as... Read More >


Project Management Trends Present New Challenges

Cutthroat competition, performance disasters and a "prove it" mentality will increase pressure on project management leaders and teams in 2014. Why now? Because too many projects have been expensive failures. In fact, 17 percent of IT projects costing $15 million or more go so badly that they threaten to shut down their companies, according to research from McKinsey & Co. And more than two... Read More >


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