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My Nguyen

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

  • 29 March

    We Punish Women Who Use Flextime

    Flexible work arrangements promote productivity, enhance job satisfaction, and enable retention of valuable staff. However, not all employers are willing to give their team flexible hours, and the perception of flexible workplace varies by gender. In a Harvard Business Review article, David Burkus shares data that indicates a problem. Implicit Bias Research at Furman University examined how likely people were to approve (fictional, but treated as real) requests for flexible work accommodation. Requests were largely …

  • 29 March

    How Lean IT Paves over the IT-Business Gap

    We have talked about the IT-business gap for years, and yet we still see this chronic problem lingering around. Indeed, experts have been giving advice to bridge this gap by highly prioritizing it in every company, but little helps when technology keeps changing like a whirlwind today. Part of the reason stems from the disruption of the traditional enterprise IT model caused by four revolutionary forces—digital, elevated CIO mandates, de-globalization, and cloud computing. Indeed, we …

  • 29 March

    What Is Project Governance and Why Do We Need It?

    “Governance” can scare people because of its negative connotation—indeed, it can be sketchy or bureaucratic, but it proves crucial to the success of a project if implemented properly. Project governance includes the policies, processes, standards, procedures, and guidelines that determine how projects are led and controlled in an organization. In an article for the Balance, Elizabeth Harrin shares the essentials of governance for better project outcomes. Project Governance Matters Governance is used to answer demands. …

  • 27 March

    How to Reduce the Number of High-Priority Incident Tickets

    Usually in managing an incident, end users are able to select the priority of the incident ticket as they see it, because they are ultimately the deciding factors of business outcomes. So how can companies make it right and easy for end users to determine what should be the priority? Sanjeev NC, in writing for, suggests a few options to facilitate end users’ process of choosing the priority of an incident ticket: Add help …

  • 27 March

    How to Enact Process Change Using Project Retrospectives

    Project retrospectives are more than just a review of the past. They are a strategic point during the project life cycle to discuss what is working and what needs to be improved. Retrospectives break the repetition of ineffective project management practices, provide the opportunity to solve immediate problems through rapid communication, and increase the probability of behavioral changes. Natalie Semczuk, in an article for the Digital Project Manager, lists five things that you can do …

  • 27 March

    4 Ways Sponsors Can Improve Project Success Rates

    Project managers and sponsors work hand in hand on projects. Project sponsors play a crucial role in determining the success of a project by participating in the processes funding, scope clarification, progress monitoring, and influencing others. However, project managers and sponsors don’t always think alike. Moira Alexander, in writing for Tech Republic, says that the significant disparity between the expectations of project managers and sponsors resides in the levels of motivation, active listening, communication, and …

  • 27 March

    How You Can Make Your Team Care about Project Processes

    With some employees, it isn’t a matter of ability but of attitude. Mike Adams, in writing for the Association for Project Management, says that the best way to balance your team differences and get the most out of them is to make them focus on commonalities—get your team to care about the common goals and how to achieve them. He shares a list of things that help bring your team on the right track of …

  • 24 March

    Why Efficient Project Governance Can Help Your Projects Succeed

    Project governance is a critical element of any project, as it addresses responsibilities for strategic decision-making, and can be particularly useful to the change control processes. When implemented well, project governance can make a positive impact on the quality and speed of decision making on significant issues. However, many organizations think of governance like a goblin, or something that holds no value to the business but required for legal purposes. Kiron Bondale writes on his …

  • 24 March

    Transform Your HR Department to Keep Up with Digital Transformation

    From Nokia to iPod Nano, and then iPhone and Family Hub Refrigerator, technological innovations have tremendously changed the way we used to live, as well as improved the quality of our life. They have introduced an era in which almost everything is mobile and just a few clicks away. Along with that, companies buckle under the need to deploy technological advances simply because they cannot afford to stay behind the curve. Surprisingly, to become digitally …

  • 24 March

    5 Things Enterprise Software Developers Can Learn from Consumer Apps

    Much of enterprise software has an unshakeable clunkiness to it. What can software developers do to cast off this impression? In an article for Network World, Mike Nadeau delineates a few practices that businesses can adopt to empower employees through simplified and easy-to-use applications: A mobile-first approach An eye toward development culture Self-service that employees actually see Personalized user experience Easier collaboration between business and IT View Your Employees as Your Loyal Customers Don’t assume …