Category: IT Consulting

“I Can’t be Overdrawn. I Still Have Checks Left”: Project Portfolio Management and Checkbooks

“I can’t be overdrawn. I still have checks left.” We have all heard this before, or at least know the intended meaning. It’s a reference to overspending and not being careful with your finances. After all, if you have checks left to use, then there must be funds to back them up, right? Wrong! Not
  • PMO, project management, Strategic Planning
  • Posted by kparker / Posted on 02 Feb / 0 Comments
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IT and Informatics Cooperation: A Lesson from Dr. Seuss’ “The Sneetches”

Do you remember the Dr. Seuss story “The Sneetches”? It starts with a four simple lines: “Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneetches had none upon thars. Those stars weren’t so big. They were really so small. You might think such a thing wouldn’t matter at all.” But the stars did
  • emr, healthcare
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 17 Nov / 0 Comments
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9 Hi-tech Sites for the Low-tech Project Manager

When it comes to new technologies, it is nearly impossible to keep up. There are always new methodologies and software we should know about in order to stay relevant. It can get overwhelming. Luckily, there are several websites out there that can keep you in the loop. Here are 9 hi-tech sites with a wide
  • project management, technology
  • Posted by kparker / Posted on 14 Nov / 0 Comments
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What Can Golf Teach Us About Project Management?

Golf has been described in many ways, from “a good walk spoiled” (Mark Twain), to “the most fun you can have without taking your clothes off” (Chi Chi Rodriguez, one of golf’s great legends). Regardless of how you feel about golf, or how much knowledge you have of the game, the basic principles of the
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by kparker / Posted on 05 Sep / 0 Comments
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How to Keep Your Project Charter from Gathering Pixel Dust

“Exactly how do you plan to get down from there?” asked my husband. I was out picking blackberries (the real ones, not the smartphones) and saw a wonderful patch of delicious-looking wild mountain blackberries. They were perfectly ripe and ready for pies and jam. The patch, though, was growing over a large, rotting tree stump.
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 14 Aug / 0 Comments
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5 Key Steps to Identifying User Requirements: A Lesson from Rosie the Dog

One of our recent Project Management Quotes of the Week was: “This is meant to fix a problem we don’t have.”  While in this case an application analyst was referring to a patch that needed to be applied to a server, IT projects are sometimes implemented without fully identifying user requirements.  In other words, they
  • end user adoption, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 07 Aug / 0 Comments
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Project Management Lessons from ‘Argo’: 5 Tips When The Only Options Are Bad Ones

Did you see the movie ‘Argo’?  Remember the scene where Ben Affleck’s character, Tony Mendez, is attempting to convince the administration to approve the idea to try to rescue six US diplomats hiding in the Canadian Embassy by having them pose as a movie crew?  Although the movie takes some fictional license with the historical events, the
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 28 Mar / 0 Comments
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