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Ways to Build Up Your Information Security

Corporate security policy is one of the major issues haunting IT today. It’s more important now than ever that businesses focus on information security. In an article for ZDNet, Mark Samuels talks about information security for enterprise technology. Info Security for the Modern World When asked, more than a third of IT leaders put information security as a top concern for 2017. And it’s not particularly hard to see why when looking at some of …

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How to Not Be a Bossy Boss

One of the ills of becoming a new leader is that now you are a lot more susceptible to being a jerk. A bossy boss’s heavy-handed and disrespectful approach to people who were once peers can wreak havoc on a work environment. In a post to PM Hacks for IT Professionals, Cheryl Texeira gives tips on how to not be a bossy boss. Backing Away from Bossiness Let’s say you have an employee that’s late …

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How to Succeed as a CIO Value Broker

Modern CIOs need to be able to do a little of everything, and they need to do that little bit very well. This is in no small part due to the rise of CIOs being “value brokers,” which is a shift of the CIO into the role of a front-end digital disruptor that works with clients. In an article for CIO magazine, Bill Snyder expresses how to be successful as a value broker. Going for …

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Five Bad Communication Habits to Avoid

In a mediocre project, people are always aware that there are things they do not know, and they do not make an effort to seek clarification. They just get used to working under vague or incomplete direction instead, and the results are tenuous. A great project manager will not let that happen. In a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall describes five things not to allow in your project communications: Communicating only once …

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The Art of Project Governance

The Georgia Technology Authority saves taxpayer money across 119 state agencies by implementing a process for project evaluation, review, governance, and tracking.  See how in this White Paper by Phil Weinzimer.

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When to Speak the Truth at Work

Everyone has had that moment when someone in a position of authority says something so dumb you feel your jaw hit the floor. But for some reason, everyone in the room is nodding along and acting like this is a good idea. It’s in times like these that you may have to challenge authority in order to prevent a huge mistake from occurring. In a post at his website, Art Petty explains how you should …

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How to Improve Your Listening Ability

There are some people out there who can read a room the same way most people read a book. They have the roadmap to nonverbal cues and how to listen to the way someone talks on a level that’s beyond just content. But for others, this isn’t such an easy process. In an article for Project Times, Uri Galimidi explains how to help improve your listening ability. Listening In One of the key factors of …

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How to Improve Your Company’s Intranet

In spite of how important the work intranet is to effective internal communications, not all intranets are working to the best of their ability. Sometimes you won’t be able to find what you’re looking for, and other times there’s too much to sort through. In an article for TechRepublic, Alison DeNisco describes some ways to improve your intranet. Investing in Your Intranet The first point that DeNisco makes is that you need to know who …

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How New Managers Can Send the Right Leadership Signals

It’s finally happened: You’ve made the jump from worker bee into a management position. Now you have to prove you deserved it. How do you make sure that you set a positive example as a leader? In an article for Harvard Business Review, Amy Jen Su outlines the major points that will distinguish you as a capable manager. Leadership 101 As manager, one of the first steps you need to take is to create an …

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Service Management Is Two Jobs in One: Can You Handle Them?

Pilots have a simple, yet effective, mantra for when things go wrong: aviate, navigate, and communicate. This essentially boils down to keeping the plane in the air, figuring out the essentials of your surroundings, and informing others of the problem. This concept makes communication a key part of any pilot’s problem-solving process. In a post at his blog, Joe the IT Guy discusses this approach’s underlying philosophy and how it applies to service management. Getting …

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Four Tips to Enter the Project Sponsor Role

Project sponsors have the power, and they need to be able to find the right amount of involvement in the project to use that power responsibly. Be too involved and you’re micromanaging things within the project manager’s domain, but being too uninvolved will leave your project manager out to dry. In a post for the PM Perspectives Blog, Susanne Madsen gives some tips on how to get started as a project sponsor: Take ownership of …

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3 Tips to Simplify Project Complexity

Everyone wishes the world were just a little bit simpler, especially if they’re a project manager. Juggling complex projects and the expectations of stakeholders is an exhausting act for project managers and requires some real skill. In a post for Voices on Project Management, Dave Wakeman gives some tips on how to simplify complexity: Focus on logical steps. Emphasize clear communication. Always work to improve your processes. Keep It Simple While focusing on the end …

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10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

One of the big ideas behind mentoring, knowledge management, and lessons learned (among other similar principles) is that we want to save others from making the same mistakes that we already have made. But often, people end up making those same mistakes anyway. So in a post at A Girl’s Guide to Project Management, rather than give warnings, Elizabeth Harrin just shares 10 good-to-knows about project management: Manage scope. Learn the vocabulary. Review success continually. …

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Improving Diversity in Computer Science

IT departments are seldom overstaffed in all the skills that the business wants. IT departments of the future will depend upon enticing a broader, more diverse workforce right now. This video from Bloomberg Technology describes how efforts at diversification are going.

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