The Challenges of Using Agile Project Management with Offshore Partners

We’ve been using Agile Project Management and software development methodologies for a number of years. We use it for internal projects as well as projects with customers. Our customer projects are usually the most challenging since we often have a geographically distributed development team. Typically the team is split between Ireland and mainland Europe. The […]

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The 4 Types of IT Project Risk faced by Project Managers

Risk has and always will be a part of project work and every project must address it. In our research we’ve found that an overwhelming number of project failures also had poor risk management. However, in IT projects, it appears that risk is larger, less predictable, more varied and ubiquitous. Also risk is magnified by […]

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Most Common Project Management Myths Busted

You might hear a lot of misconceptions about project managers today: they’re buried in paperwork, run constant lengthy team meetings, and so on. However, different researches and stats prove different. Based on the results of multiple studies, this infographic from Wrike busts five most common project management myths and shares a couple of useful productivity hacks along […]

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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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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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