Project Management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints. A project is a temporary and one-time endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over-and-over again.
Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive and can enhance both quality and team productivity. For these reasons they are attractive to software teams in many different domains - including safety-critical systems development. But how can agile methods be adapted to meet the needs of such a challenging domain? In the fourth episode of the series, IBM Rational Chief Evangelist, Bruce Powel Douglass discusses how agile practices can be adapted to meet the evidence needs of safety-critical projects.
Adobe has an exceptional understanding of, and a vision for, campaign management technology. We’ve drawn from our experience to create this document to help you better differentiate the myriad of solutions on the market. This guide provides a comprehensive list of questions and criteria to help companies evaluate campaign management solutions
Professional Cat Herding and project management share much in common. This ebook takes a fun (and educational) approach to achieving 360 degree visibility into projects and ensure strategic alignment with your business goals.
A complex and chaotic IT infrastructure has become an albatross around the neck for many businesses. Following guidance from the age-old text, Tao de Ching, this eBook walks you through the 10 steps to achieving enlightenment through Integrated IT Portfolio Management.
It's not your fault that you're stuck in Spreadsheet prison. We know you're innocent. There’s a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called “cells.” This ebook outlines why spreadsheets deserve the death sentence and articulates the benefits of cloud-based Project Portfolio Management.
Learn to escape the chaos of regulatory compliance with Integrated IT Portfolio Management. This eBook for healthcare IT executive shares how to gain greater visibility into the delivery and execution of complex projects such as implementing EHR implementation, ICD-10 compliance efforts and the Affordable Care Act.
Gartner recently released its Magic Quadrant for Contact Center Workforce Optimization, the annual report analyzing the workforce optimization industry. Gartner positions vendors based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute.
Genesys improved its 2013 position moving from Niche Player to the Challengers Quadrant. This report provides you with insights you need to determine the Workforce Optimization Solution that is right for your organization. Read Now.
Without document classification in play, it's impossible to know what to protect. The mobile ecosystem makes workers infinitely more productive, which is one reason that it won’t go
away. This white paper explores the question: How can IT govern and protect content in such ad hoc and semi-structured environments? Please download whitepaper to learn more.
In this paper, we explore the IT management environment. How can you integrate document solutions across
desktops, mobile apps, and the cloud to better meet business demands, without creating so much complexity
that it causes IT to suffer? Please download to learn more.
For the past several years, the nature of enterprise productivity has been forever changed by the new breed of
mobile devices. Personal smartphones and tablets are everywhere. Gone are the days when every enterprise gave
its employees a security-focused BlackBerry. Cloud-based productivity apps can be downloaded in seconds.
Compared to even a few years ago, enterprises are operating in a new world. Please download whitepaper to learn more.
What happens when you take best practices for IT service management (ITSM), add technology to support those practices, and then throw social media into the mix? BMC explores how best-in-class organizations are leveraging these to drive user satisfaction and organizational success.
Many things effect performance: problems with applications, databases, storage, infrastructure, and the network.
WATCH THE VIDEO and see how Jack uses Riverbed® Cascade® products to investigate issues in real time or retroactively and drill down into transaction and packet details to find the exact cause of issues. Jack saves money and easily identifies opportunities for consolidation, virtualization, and optimization.
Flexible workplace forward thinkers are reporting productivity increases and cost decreases of 20% or more. Learn to achieve these benefits for your business by downloading the IBM executive report Achieving success with a flexible workplace: Forward thinkers’ best practices to enhance productivity, spur innovation and reduce costs. The report contains findings from a recent IBM survey covering user mobility, user support, collaboration and security.
Online meetings are like cars – they are everywhere nowadays, but not everyone knows how to drive them effectively.
The best way to get better at online meetings is to participate in more of them.
This brief by Gihan Perera, founder of First Step Communications, provides 10 practical tips for keeping control of your online meetings.
Webinars are powerful tools for reaching and engaging audiences anywhere. But first you need to know how to present your information simply and successfully.
This template by Gihan Perera, author of Webinar Smarts, will help you craft a compelling marketing webinar that will engage your audience from start to finish.
If your organization is deploying a new server farm or cluster for any reason — a newly virtualized application or a growing business initiative, perhaps — this is the time to consider blade servers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional rack servers. In most use cases, you will find blade servers to be less expensive than rack servers for both the initial purchase as well as for long-term total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, blades enable improvements in manageability, agility, scalability and power consumption.
This new edition has a wider scope than the previous one, with 17 participants while retaining a similar maturity model as the previous one in order to help participants measure their progress year -on-year.
The global credit crunch that began in 2007 threw the financial industry into turmoil and highlighted the need for financial firms to improve their risk management practices. Today, the credit crisis is far from over. Markets remain volatile, and financial firms face waves of regulatory requirements intended to safeguard the solvency of individual firms and the stability of economies worldwide. These reforms will dramatically affect firms — burdening the profitability and growth of some, and the very survival of others.
Storage infrastructure performance monitoring and management is the key to business continuity and availability solutions. To ensure application performance, storage managers must manage the performance of the array and the SAN based on the array. HP Storage Essentials software delivers a solution for these scenarios. This solution brief addresses how current performance management challenges can be resolved with HP Storage Essentials software.
Traditional project management techniques are not working as well as expected. According to research, an average organization has at least $74 million USD (yearly) in at-risk projects. And, even when projects are executed successfully, all too often they still fail to deliver business benefits.
So, how do you get started? How do you prioritize which issues to address first? What are the risks and potential rewards? What can you do yourself and where can you need help?
This paper helps you answer those questions. It provides important insights into the root causes of project failures and misalignment with business unit expectations, along with possible solutions. It illustrates the path to optimized project and portfolio management from four different starting points, and provides step-by-step advice to help you reach new milestones quickly. It is intended to help you make the transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Businesses are overwhelmed with data; it’s a blessing and a curse. A curse because it can overwhelm traditional approaches to storing and processing it. A blessing because the data promises business insight that never existed earlier. The industry has spawned a new term, “big data,” to describe it. Now, IT itself is overwhelmed with its own big data. In the press to roll out new services and technologies—mobility, cloud, virtualization—applications, networks, and physical and virtual servers grow in a sprawl. With them comes an unprecedented volume of data such as logs, events, and flows. It takes too much time and resources to sift through it, so most of it lies unexplored and unexploited. Yet like business data, it contains insight that can help us solve problems, make decisions, and plan for the future.
This paper will examine the benefits of today’s video collaboration technology; identify the ways in which video collaboration can improve business processes across a range of industries and job roles; and highlight what to look for in a video collaboration solution to maximize your return on investment.
In this white paper, you will find out how to:
Consolidate to drive enterprise visibility and standardization
Enable intuitive, approachable and business friendly IT
Automate to accelerate IT responsiveness and innovation