IT project management and portfolio management

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  • PPM: Validating the Value of IT

    Project and portfolio management lets IT executives bucket their most pressing initiatives, leading to better project spending and accountability. 

  • Tips for architecting an Agile enterprise

    In order to stay competitive in today’s dynamic business environment, organizations must adopt Agile practices that allow them to recognize project flaws and make changes on a dime. And when you consider the pervasiveness of consumer mobile computing... 

  • Tried and true Agile project management methodologies

    Agile project methodologies are transforming enterprise project management strategies, delivering fast, effective results. In the December 2011 edition of Enterprise CIO Decisions e-zine, learn how an Agile project management approach can benefit you... 

  • Project and portfolio management best practices: From efficiency to alignment

    Following project and portfolio management methodologies can help you keep a handle on costs and pursue the projects with the greatest value to the business. As a CIO, your goal is to look for change management strategies and methods that can help IT... 

  • business plan

    A business plan is a document demonstrating the feasibility of a prospective new business and providing a roadmap for its first several years of operation. Business plans are often shared with funding agencies, potential investors and venture capital... 

  • sunsetting

    Sunsetting, in a business context, is intentionally and gradually phasing something out. The term is often used in reference to brands, partnerships, agreements, business policies and hardware and software products, among other possibilities. 

  • boil the ocean

    To boil the ocean, in a business context, is to increase the scope of a project or task until it is practically impossible to accomplish as envisioned. The tendency for project requirements or scope to steadily increase is sometimes known as feature ... 

  • rolling forecast

    A rolling forecast is a business projection that adapts for the passage of time. If a forecast period is a year long, for example, when the first month, passes it is dropped from the forecast and the month following the final month in the forecast pe... 

  • IT project manager

    An IT project manager is a professional charged with overseeing the process of planning, executing and delegating responsibilities around an organization's technology pursuits and goals. 

  • Infinite Monkey Theorem

    The Infinite Monkey Theorem is a proposition that an unlimited number of monkeys, given typewriters and sufficient time, will eventually produce a particular text, such as Hamlet or even the complete works of Shakespeare. 

  • steering committee

    A steering committee is a group of high-level advisors who have been appointed to provide an organization or project with direction. 

  • project post-mortem

    Project post-mortem is a process intended to inform project improvements by determining aspects that were successful or unsuccessful. 

  • SRI International (SRI)

    SRI International (SRI), founded as Stanford Research Institute International, is an independent, non-profit research institute headquartered in Menlo Park, California. SRI International specializes in conducting client-sponsored research and develop... 

  • lean startup

    Lean startup is an approach to business development that is based on the principles of lean production, a manufacturing methodology that values a business' ability to change quickly. 

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  • Free IT templates for CIOs and technology managers

    SearchCIO rounded up free IT templates from around the Web to help technology managers organize their IT departments, projects and service offerings. 

  • Free project management template examples for strategic IT planning

    These free project management template examples from around the Web provide project guidelines and strategic IT planning tools to CIOs and IT leaders. 

  • Is the wearable device the next move for your enterprise?

    Will high-tech glasses and smartwatches work their way into business? Debate the enterprise implications of the wearable device Jan. 29 on Twitter. 

  • #CIOChat: Technology phrases we're swearing off in 2014

    In SearchCIO's year-end tweet jam, participants shared the technology phrases they plan to banish from their IT vocabulary in 2014. 

  • Project management practices: A quiz for CIOs

    Project management practices evolve as people and priorities change. As a CIO, is your knowledge of project and portfolio management up to date? 

  • business plan

    A business plan is a document demonstrating the feasibility of a prospective new business and providing a roadmap for its first several years of operation. Business plans are often shared with funding agencies, potential investors and venture capital... 

  • sunsetting

    Sunsetting, in a business context, is intentionally and gradually phasing something out. The term is often used in reference to brands, partnerships, agreements, business policies and hardware and software products, among other possibilities. 

  • boil the ocean

    To boil the ocean, in a business context, is to increase the scope of a project or task until it is practically impossible to accomplish as envisioned. The tendency for project requirements or scope to steadily increase is sometimes known as feature ... 

  • rolling forecast

    A rolling forecast is a business projection that adapts for the passage of time. If a forecast period is a year long, for example, when the first month, passes it is dropped from the forecast and the month following the final month in the forecast pe... 

  • Readers talk technological advancement, future planning, Ray Kurzweil

    In this CIO Chatter roundup, see what readers had to say about Ray Kurzweil's perspectives on technological advancement and future planning for IT. 

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About IT project management and portfolio management

IT project management and portfolio management are critical to CIOs and business leaders who need to ensure the success of new programs within the organization. CIOs should offer training or recruit staff members with solid project management skills. These skills will help the IT organization effectively deliver valuable and timely services to the business. Find the latest IT project management and portfolio management information and advice for CIOs, including news, tips and other resources, in this topic section.