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Posted by on Aug 27, 2014

IT Project Management: Critical to the Success of Your Projects

In October 2013, Computerworld published an article that stated the “success rate for large, multi-million dollar commercial and government IT projects is very low.” The article quoted data from the Standish Group showing that only 6.4 percent of large IT projects from 2003–2012 were successful. Why is that the case? Managing IT projects has many […]

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2014

ICYMI: We’ve Got Training for the IT Professional!

Have you heard that we’ve launched a curriculum for Federal IT Professionals? If you work on an IT project, you’re responsible for the ultimate and overall success of the project, not just your specific responsibilities. In fact, everyone involved must know the ins and outs of IT project management to ensure overall project success. While […]

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Posted by on Jun 17, 2014

Now What? When Federal IT Leaders Leave

Any workforce – including the government – is dynamic and will continue to change.  But what do we do when strong IT leaders step down? Late last month both DoD CIO Teri Takai and head of GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies Dave McClure announced their resignations – both are innovative and strong […]

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Posted by on May 20, 2014

7 Tips to Avoid Project Misalignment

One of the most difficult project management issues to diagnose is project misalignment, which occurs when the goals of one working group do not match those of another or when an organization pursues an endeavor that is inconsistent with its core competencies. For that reason, sometimes a misaligned IT project is like having a billion-dollar […]

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Posted by on May 9, 2014

NASA Ups Its Project Planning and Requirements Game

With a playground as big as the universe, there is no question that NASA has some of the most complex projects in the Federal workspace. And with complex projects comes increased risk, which is why NASA has been making greater strides each year in improving its project planning. In a new report, published April 15, […]

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