4 Wrong Expectations You Have from PPM Software

Project portfolio management (PPM) is a minefield for leaders. You need to know its intricacies and read the fine prints closely before going ahead with a strategy. When you hunt for PPM software, you expect it to help manage those numerous projects in your portfolio. However, the software cannot make decisions on your behalf. Just like the autocorrect feature on your smartphone, it will give you possible solutions. It is you who needs to put …

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How Leaders Can Achieve Employee Loyalty: 3 Ways

People often talk about how employee loyalty matters to the company and what duties CEOs have towards their employees. Well, CEOs too expect personal loyalty in return. In this article at strategy+business, Theodore Kinni finds out three ways by which you can ensure employees are loyal to you personally. How to Gain Employee Loyalty It is extremely important for leaders to know they have employees who will stick with them till the end. If the …

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5 Errors to Dodge in a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Your company is dealing with multiple cloud providers and require more storage space, flexibility, and accessibility for in-house and client data. While implementing the multi-cloud strategy, you will face some distractions and roadblocks. In this article at the Enterprisers Project, Kevin Casey talks about the 5 errors CIOs make when they are just starting out with their multi-cloud strategy. How Cloud Can Give You Headaches Maintaining multiple vendors needs major investment and requires a longer …

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Consider These 6 AI Challenges Before Adoption

Throughout 2017, from CIOs to academics to media, everyone was excited about AI. The hype went on increasing until an Uber self-driving car caused the death of a woman in Arizona. Just a week before the accident, MIT Technology Review published an article that made an eye-opening enquiry—who is responsible for an AI-led death. In this article at CIO, Client Boulton shares with you 6 challenges of artificial intelligence that you must analyze before adopting …

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How Compliance Approach is Benefiting ITSM

IT service management (ITSM) aims to improve the IT services by managing and aligning them with the business goals. In this article at ITSM.tools, Amal Lad shares his opinion on the obstacles of ITSM for the service industry and how compliance approach can reduce it. He also stresses that most organizations fail in observing and promoting the effectiveness of ITSM implementation, as a result, ignoring its positive side. Need for Practical Approach To realize the …

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How to Get Your Act Together as a Product Leader?

The role of a product leader demands a perfectly balanced approach to lead the development team and stakeholders. To bring this balance, the product leaders need to first discard the unwanted leadership styles of ‘feature broker’ and ‘product dictator’. In this article at romanpichler.com, blogger Roman Pichler explains how a feature broker and product dictator may create hindrance in the product leader’s act of balancing assigned tasks. The Deal Breakers The feature brokers are those …

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Smart Tools to Calculate Accurate Project Estimate

To guard a project against uncertainties, accurate estimation of the budget, time, and resources is essential. However, even after years of experience, many project managers struggle with accuracy. In this article at LiquidPlanner, Keiko Borkenhagen suggests some tools and techniques to estimate project tasks in best or worst-case scenarios. Project Estimation Techniques Here is a list of techniques for the newbies or first-time users to efficiently manage the project: Bottom-up Estimating: Firstly, break down the …

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3 Hacks to Improve Email Marketing Images

Despite the sharp rise in the usage of social media platforms like Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for digital marketing, email remains the first preference of big corporates. As per the Campaign Monitor report, email marketing continues to dominate the other channels of marketing with a $44 ROI for every dollar spent in 2016, as compared to $38 in 2015. In this article at Business2Community, Kevin Linden states that effective email campaigns may open huge business …

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The Rise of Mind-Reading Technology

Artificial intelligence has many things to offer to the real world. A primary one among them is the ability to read and interpret human mind. With the involvement of AI, mind-reading can find many useful applications in our day-to-day life. In this article at ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan states that though a mind-reading software is still not commercially available, it would soon find its way into the real business world. What Was Missing? The use of …

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How to Lead a Collaborative Organization

Collaboration and integration are the crucial building blocks of an organization. As a business leader, if you wish to scale new heights of success then you must ensure that people across the firm have mutual understanding and agreement on the major business decisions. Else, you are likely to struggle in achieving the critical business goals. In this article at Strategy+Business, Adam Kahane discusses the common business conflicts faced by organizations and some strategies to overcome …

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