Tag: "project management"

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Megatrend: Projectized Organizations

There is only one organizational form that can keep up with the increasing pace of global markets: the Project.

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Project Engineer

Every tech project needs a project engineer.

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The T-Rex Company

Innovative, high-tech systems vendors face specific organizational challenges. In order to succeed in a world where these types of organizations have become the drivers of business and industry, old-fashioned, matrix-based organizations need to become agile “T-Rexes.” Adopting a simple organizational pattern can make this possible.

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The Dying Diplodocus

Many technology enterprises are having a very tough time dealing with ever-shorter development cycles. It’s clear they’re going to have to restructure in a fundamental way. But what is the right strategy? And can they handle such significant change?

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One Minute That Saves Your Career

Does this sound familiar: you are just pondering over your half-finished e-mail which you may actually never want to send out and suddenly … OOPS! Wrong button! You have just sent it out. Accidentally sent. Oh no, what have I done!

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Standards May Be Lethal to Your Projects

Standards may be helpful to system developing organizations, but often they turn out to be part of the problem, or even become the actual problem.

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Processes Stink!

Standards can be useful in software development. A “clean and well-defined” collection of Best Practices (only recently known as “good practices”) is potentially a useful idea. On the other hand, in the hands of an inexperienced person, powerful standards can lead to disastrous effects. Are they on the verge of extinction?

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Project Coordinator, Project Leader or Project Manager?

“Project manager wanted for a challenging project” – the request sounds promising. Whoever accepts it may live to regret it, however.

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Evolution – Not Revolution

How much process does a software project need? It turns out that may be the optimal degree of formalization is not a constant. The development process has to grow with his result.