Category: Project Management

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 and the Art of Bicycle Maintenance

Albert Einstein wrote in a letter to his son, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” Last weekend, Keith Parker, Principal at Trillium Professional Services, kept moving in the 200+ mile Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP). In a recent interview, Parker shared his thoughts on
  • project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 07 Jul / 0 Comments
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6 Project Management Lessons from Baseball

Some of our most popular sayings (“You can’t win ’em all,” “He really hit a home run that time,” “He was out before he reached First Base,” and “There’s no crying in baseball”) come from, well, baseball. Whether you’ve spent hours in the stands or you don’t know an RBI from HBO, baseball can offer
  • project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 22 Mar / 0 Comments
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Measuring the Success of New Technology Implementations. And Power Drills.

The home page of our website includes a heading that reads “There is more to a successful project than finishing on-time and on-budget.” This resonates with many IT leaders, project managers, and project team members, but what does that really mean? I’ve managed a lot of new technology implementations, and noticed that there is a
  • PMO, project management, Strategic Planning, technology
  • Posted by aisaacson / Posted on 08 Jan / 1 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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