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My is a staff writer for AITS. She has a varied background in writing and marketing, having previously worked for the World & Vietnam Report among others.

March, 2017

  • 13 March

    3 Reasons Why the Business Analyst-Project Manager Hybrid Role Is So Difficult

    A hybrid of business analyst (BA) and project manager (PM) is like a double major in science and humanities—it’s possible, but difficult. But this hybrid role is looking increasingly attractive to businesses that want to make interactions leaner. In an article for Project Times, Tiauna Ross highlights the top three reasons why this hybrid role can be difficult: It requires expertise in both disciplines. It only works well with small changes. It may not be ...

  • 10 March

    7 All-Too-Common Quality Management Mistakes You Can Avoid

    Many organizations have taken the key step of developing a quality management plan to improve their project quality. However, things don’t always work in the most desirable fashion, and a quality management plan is not a quality insurance card. The Project Risk Coach Harry Hall points out seven common mistakes that you may easily make in developing a quality management plan: Failure to define quality Failure to develop requirements Failure to right-size your quality management ...

  • 10 March

    7 Reasons to Love Your Job in IT

    Loving your job is not something “rare-to-find” or “nice-to-have,” but it is the key to your life fulfillment and social stability. If you find yourself looking back at your career and sighing with the little voice in your head that says, “Work is all about money,” don’t suck it up, buttercup! The workplace is where you spend most of your waking time. Like it or not, a recent study of the effects of happiness on ...

  • 10 March

    3 Steps to Avoid Hiring Bad Managers

    Bad managers cause great damage to a company. In a 2015 Gallup poll of 7,272 adults, 50 percent said that they left their companies because of their bosses. Because of this, human resource departments of many organizations have attempted to interview employees, or keep a tally of employee resignations by manager in order to spot the problems in their organizations. However, not all companies are embracing these practices, and bad managers can still find their ...

  • 10 March

    5 Deadly Mistakes in IT Operations to Avoid

    The life of IT operations is stressful. They need to introduce more business functionality and minimize digital spending, all while trying not to make mistakes that hinder the ability to respond to business needs. Bernd Harzog, in an article for Network World, lists five IT operations mistakes that can have disastrous results on the company: Letting security rule the roost Organizing by IT silo Organizing by IT layer Firing all of your smart domain experts ...

  • 8 March

    The CFO-CIO Relationship: How to Bridge the Gap

    Technology is intrinsically linked to every department, not limited to finance to improve costs and maximize profit. However, the relationship between CFOs and CIOs has not always been a smooth collaboration. In the haste and competitiveness of business nowadays, if CIOs and CFOs remain focused completely on their own concerns and fail to bridge their profession gap, then neither one will ultimately further the business’s goals. For a CFO who seeks to position the company ...

  • 8 March

    3 Ways to Achieve IT-Business Alignment

    The issue of IT-business alignment is never clear-cut. It’s usually not an IT or management problem, but the true problem resides in people’s feelings and experience. This idea of “aligning” two different and separate groups together is a persistent puzzle that causes many IT leaders to lose sleep. Worse is that, despite the unrelenting attention to this topic from a vast array of consultants and others, a clear working template or solution doesn’t always help. ...

  • 6 March

    Why a Little BRM Can Improve Your IT Service Delivery

    One of the ways to make the IT department more visible and empower staff is getting out into the lines of business, being involved, and building relationships. This “ideology” happens to align with the key concept of business relationship management (BRM), an approach to understanding and supporting business activities related to business networking. BRM is all about knowledge, skills, and behaviors that foster a productive relationship among different departments or fields such as IT, finance, ...

  • 6 March

    4 Tips for Managing Multiple Teams

    Managing a work team is headache-inducing enough, now imagine multiplying it by several times. You feel crumbling, right? But don’t panic, because if other managers can do it, so can you. It just takes a few basic lessons and some determination. Sarah K. White shares some tips to manage different teams of employees for Get to know their personalities Encourage retention and growth Consider generational gaps Embrace diversity Juggling Takes Skills Don’t treat your ...

  • 6 March

    Pulse of the Profession 2017: Good News for Project Managers

    Only 27 percent of organizations have low project management maturity anymore, according to data surveyed from 3,234 global professionals in PMI’s 2017 Pulse of the Profession. A not so bad 39 percent have low portfolio management majority. At last, organizations are waking up to the financial and strategic benefits of mature management, as “Organizations that invest in proven project management practices waste 28 times less money.” The organizations that PMI considers to be real “champions” ...

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