Breaking down silos: The Changing Role of Quality Assurance in IT Projects

In our previous article, “DevOps: Can we automate our way to Business and IT Alignment?” we discussed how agile software development has merged with IT operations to better align technology and business teams. Ultimately, the agile movement that spurred on the DevOps phenomenon is test-based, and requires developers to take on a greater role in […]

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DevOps: Can we automate our way to Business and IT Alignment?

How come some organizations appear to move at blistering pace, constantly releasing new software and services, outsmarting competitors, growing revenue, and delighting their customers? How come they seem to get IT right?  Or are we asking the wrong question; could it be that moving at such pace enables them to get IT right? Perhaps moving […]

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How can Einstein teach us about IT Project Management?

Einstein said “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” This is actually the core of the Design Thinking approach, an approach we think you will find valuable. In this article we explain how Design Thinking can help you deliver […]

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7 Ways to increase IT Project success

Let’s face it – IT Projects have a bad reputation and an unenviable failure rate. It doesn’t have to be this way. Other industries do things better and in this article we uncover some of the principles for their greater project success rates. Specifically, we take a look at 7 of the strategies used in ‘Design Charrettes’ and how they could be applied in IT to great effect. If you’d like to improve your IT project success rate, read on.

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Responsibilities of an IT Team Leader

Many organizations will have an IT Team Leader – these are usually the people responsible for managing a team of engineers. They are usually technical specialists and may well have risen to their current role as a reward for technical excellence. Large IT departments will often have multiple IT Team Leaders, probably specializing in different […]

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The Role of Project Management Consultants

The Role of the Project Management Consultant can be a complex one. The role has many different aspects and means different things in different organizations. So before we go further lets define, for the purposes of this article, what we at Daysha believe the role involves, and agree what we mean by Project, Project Management, […]

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ISA Data Procurement Workshop

Over the last two years the members of the Procurement Group of the ISA have been meeting the technical architects or CIOs of various government agencies such as Revenue, Agriculture and Social Protection to discover what is at the top of their list of priorities. This group is chaired by Brendan O’Reilly, CEO of Daysha. […]

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Critical Chain Project Management

What is wrong with traditional project management? We all know the statistics related to project failures – the numbers vary from 80% of all IT projects to 30% depending on what study you read. By failure we mean over budget, delayed, or cancelled. Given the level of project failures it may be tempting to conclude […]

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IT Project Management and Design Thinking

Successful IT projects achieve deadlines and budget but also deliver real business results. Try this test: ask your IT project managers to articulate specific business outcomes that users expect. If the answers are murky or unclear, then perhaps it’s time to bring your team closer to the users. At Daysha we use Design Thinking to achieve […]

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