5 Greatest Myths at the Start of Tech Rollouts

The first third of a technology project is by far the most critical. Decisions and groundwork laid here will impact the rest of your project. In many cases, it can be impossible to reverse a project’s early direction once it’s established. Here are the five most prevalent myths that impact a project’s first third. Myth 1: You can reach consensus on …

What is a “Project Manager” (really)?

Time for a pop quiz. Which of the following items is within the job description of a Project Manager? A. Writing business requirements B. Negotiating budgets with clients C. Budget tracking You may be surprised that only C is in the actual job description of a Project Manager. Item A is in the wheelhouse of the Business Analyst. And item B is in the purview of the Program Manager. Yes, it’s …

5 Ways Not to Save Failing Tech Projects

It’s an unfortunate reality of technology, and of life: You are going to encounter failure. How often does this happen? More often than you think. Companies rarely advertise their technology bungles. Unfortunately, this means others can’t learn from them. As a technology consultant, I get called in at these times, when projects such as software development, platform rollouts, and systems …