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How to Evaluate Risk Velocity

“Risk velocity” sounds like it should be the name of a Jean-Claude Van Damme movie (fingers crossed—it will be someday), but it is actually an estimated time frame in which a risk is likely to occur. Understanding risk velocity can be a helpful tool in risk management. And in a post at the Project Risk Coach, Harry Hall succinctly explains everything you need to know. Using just a couple charts, he illustrates some effective templates …

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What Is the Future of 3D Holograms?

When it comes to most-demanded technologies, 3D holograms are up there with hover chairs and flying cars in terms of popularity. And the good news is that real progress is being made toward making them a reality. For instance, there are the recently announced Magic Leap One augmented reality goggles to whet appetites. Even more exciting stuff is just around the corner too. In an article for Computerworld, Mike Elgan discusses some of the technology …

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5 Steps to Becoming a Global IT Leader

Technology has connected the world in ways that could have been scarcely imagined decades ago, so it is not hyperbole to say that even the smallest businesses can make a global impact. CIOs and other IT leaders must embrace this globalization to make the best of its opportunities. In an article for CIO magazine, John Edwards (probably not the disgraced senator or the generally disgraceful TV psychic) shares five steps to be a better global …

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Will CIOs Be Responsible for Replacing Workers with Robots?

Automation is already making waves in the food service industry, where digital kiosks are replacing human workers in places like airports. Will this wave spread elsewhere? And will CIOs be the Horsemen of the Apocalypse at the forefront of it? Naomi Eide muses about this in a short article at CIO Dive. She shares this: “Decisions about automation are usually made by other business leaders not the CIO,” wrote Andrew Horne, IT practice leader for …

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Unlocking Value with IT Business Management

Is the IT budget the One Ring in terms of business significance? Well, no, but CIOs can produce a lot more value for the organization when they have a deft hold on it. In an article for ITProPortal, Dale Quayle discusses a few ways to manage IT budgets well. Value Now Most businesses are at least maintaining their current IT budget for the new year, if not increasing it, and there are ways CIOs can …

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The Stress of Remote Working

When people typically think about work stress, they imagine people chained to their work desks, putting in countless overtime. Or they just imagine people inundated by meetings and obligations. It is pretty rare that they imagine stress occurring in a remote working arrangement. But it exists, and it could escalate in seriousness as the workforce becomes more mobile. In a post at Hacker Noon, Martin De Wulf relates his experience with stress in remote working, …

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Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Shockingly few executives have faith in their corporate strategy. Could it be because they do not have a real strategy in the first place? In an article for Harvard Business Review, Freek Vermeulen points out the common serious flaws in corporate strategy and the right ways to rectify them. Strategic Reinterpretation According to Vermeulen, “A real strategy involves a clear set of choices that define what the firm is going to do and what it’s …

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5 Reasons to Implement an IT Self-Service Portal

IT self-service portals are like pizza. If someone asks if you would like to have it, the only answer is yes. And there are good reasons for it too. In a post for ITSM.tools, Per Mikkelsen shares five reasons to implement an IT self-service portal: People don’t always want to deal with other people. It can reduce ticket volumes. It’s more efficient for the agent and the end user both. It’s cheaper. It’s always there. …

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3 Simple Goals for Project Managers to Hit This Year

“New year, new you” is a saying that uses the position of Earth in space as an excuse to make you be a better person. This arbitrariness is probably why the gyms start emptying out around February. So in lieu of dropping 40 pounds, maybe just focus on being a better project manager. In a post for Voices on Project Management, Dave Wakeman shares three simple goals for project managers that you can surely achieve: …

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Project Managers: Are You Making the Most of Your Brain?

Personal health and wellness have an important influence on your ability to do good work, but it is seldom discussed enough. It is just taken for granted that you are going to be awake, energetic, and engaged every day. But is that really the case? In a post for Strategy Execution, project leadership coach Susanne Madsen discusses some tips to keep your brain in tip-top work-ready shape. Preserving Mental Agility According to Madsen, aerobic exercise …

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