IT project management and portfolio management

  • December 14, 2005 14 Dec'05

    SMBs flock to Web-based HR trend

    Vendors are finally catering to SMBs clamoring for Web-based HR software that larger companies love.

  • December 08, 2005 08 Dec'05

    Ten tactics for a happy new year

    Gartner tells CIOs how to look good next year -- and keep CEOs in good spirits.

  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    By the numbers: Weighty workloads

    A recent survey showed IT workloads getting heavier by the minute.

  • November 22, 2005 22 Nov'05

    Calling Madison Avenue -- Marketing for IT

    Savvy CIOs are using sophisticated marketing tools to get the attention of management -- and the world. Should you be tooting your own horn?

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    ERP Journey: A smooth launch

    Even with the best ERP product, a bad go-live event can result in lost invoices, information and customers. Fortunately, recovery is likely, unless you're the CIO.

  • November 02, 2005 02 Nov'05

    Five principles of program management

    Program management takes project management to a new level -- by taking into consideration how the project will affect the rest of the organization and other operational processes. In this month's column, James Champy offers five essential program ...

  • November 01, 2005 01 Nov'05

    Sarbanes-Oxley boosts IT salaries

    A recent survey from Robert Half Technology says the demand for SOX auditors will help drive industry salaries up in 2006.

  • October 26, 2005 26 Oct'05

    Eight steps to hiring an SMB IT consultant

    As your business grows, your information systems can become stretched to the limit. Hiring an IT consultant to keep your systems on track or up to date can help solve your problems, as long as you hire the right one. The range of expertise and cost ...

  • October 24, 2005 24 Oct'05

    A level 5 disaster recovery plan

    CIO Aline Ward learned that a successful disaster recovery plan relies on people -- not just processes.

  • October 19, 2005 19 Oct'05

    Gartner: How to wow your CEO

    Talking to the CEO? Stop reporting IT metrics and start improving bottom lines. Get more Gartner tips here.

  • October 01, 2005 01 Oct'05

    Don't let managers lead teams off the cliff

    Failure to protect project managers from company politics (and unrealistic goals) harms the bottom line.

  • September 15, 2005 15 Sep'05

    ERP Journey: Knowledge capture that sticks (unlike Silly Putty)

    Silly Putty, a one-ounce orb of bouncing, malleable material of indeterminate composition, was a fad in the 1950s and 1960s. The ball of putty inside the bright red plastic egg was magical. For just a week or two's allowance, we could buy the ...

  • September 15, 2005 15 Sep'05

    CVS writes prescription for successful systems integration

    When CVS integrated systems from nearly 1,300 Eckerd drugstores in the four months after it acquired the company, it required constant communication and cross functional teams.

  • September 14, 2005 14 Sep'05

    ERP at work: Preparing for takeoff, one little bang at a time

    If our estimates hold, we will complete our ERP project 18 months after we started searching for a new system. We chose carefully, after negotiating for six months. The contract is signed, the celebratory meal is a pleasant, high-calorie memory, and...

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Negotiating more than 'the bare necessities'

    Recently I had the opportunity to practice spontaneous negotiation during my annual fishing trip to Alaska. It seems that a local and I had been planning to fish the same stretch of river at the same time. While sure of my legal position, thanks to ...