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Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

November, 2013

  • 25 November

    Get Quiet Stakeholders to Speak Out!

    Danger often lurks in the silence. Kiron Bondale warns against neglecting the quiet stakeholders in your project. Their silence might seem a blessing in a room full of people clamoring for attention, but beware those overlooked. We’ve all seen the n

  • 21 November

    6 Perils of Project Management

    If you’re contacting your client ten times a day, aren’t taking your lunch break, and don’t have time to ask your teammates questions, you’re in serious trouble. Natalie Semczuk outlines the six perils of project management, and whether you’re new t

  • 13 November

    Changing Software Estimates the Agile Way

    Just when you think estimating can’t get any harder, it’s time for the software estimate. The dreaded software estimate has remained largely unchanged in the last few decades, mostly because it’s so complex that only the software creator can touch i

  • 13 November

    The Infinite Uses of Knowledge Management

    Knowledge management isn’t about the tools you use, but how you use them. Barclay Rae wants you to know that just because knowledge management is a popular ITSM topic, that doesn’t make it an end goal. Knowledge management is a process where the ach

  • 6 November

    Tackle Project Management like a Rocket Scientist

    Project managers have a lot to learn from NASA, and not just because nothing says innovation like the space age. NASA has tackled projects, like landing the robot Curiosity on Mars, that were previously thought impossible, and they did it all by thi

  • 1 November

    Why Everyone Should Be an Agile Champion

    Who’s your organization’s Agile Champion? Is it your team that’s pushing a move toward Agile, or is it a senior executive who’s looking for change? Rarely is it both, and David Gijsbers of PMhut.com explains this is often the problem when adopting A

October, 2013

  • 30 October

    Only 39% of Projects Successful? That’s a Good Start!

    Not many people think being successful less than half the time is a positive thing. However, Joe McKendrick is optimistic. As usual, the IT world is predicting gloom and doom if IT and the business fail to align. Forrester is now reporting that only

  • 25 October

    Balancing the Scale of Maintenance and Innovation

    Innovation versus maintenance is a difficult balance to maintain in the IT world. Innovation might push you ahead in the future, but the entire IT department will fall apart if you’re unable to maintain past systems. Minda Zetlin of CIO.com suggests

  • 25 October

    Dream Big with a Growing IT Department

    A blank piece of paper is a beautiful thing. It might look daunting, but the possibilities are endless. Jennifer Marsh reminds us that adjusting the IT department to support business growth can be the exact same way. If you find yourself facing an u

  • 23 October

    Why Cost is the Wrong Question for Project Portfolios

    What will make the most money now? It’s a tempting question to ask. People like to see immediate monetary results from their projects. However, you should be asking yourself about the value of the project, not how much money it will make. Johanna Ro

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