Project & Portfolio Management

Test Lean and Mean with Six Software Testing Goals

IT managers who strive to improve the functional quality of software need only concern themselves with six primary testing goals. To meet these goals, six basic types of...

Request for Change Form

The creation of a request for change (RFC) form for the enterprise can be a time consuming and daunting task. Save time by customizing this form to the context of your...

Storyboard: Optimize IT Decision-Making

In many organizations, the allocation of IT decision rights is inappropriate, either removing from IT its rightful control of the IT technical environment, or forcing IT...

Weekly Metrics Review with Staff

As an Infrastructure Manager, your time is scarce. Use this template to ensure that weekly metrics reviews are isolated to those facts you need to know about - SLA...

Project Milestones Report Template

The beginning stages of the project are dedicated to working out the details of the project task schedule. Take advantage of this template to determine and create a...

Storyboard: Focus on Project Management Essentials

Successful project completion is on everyone's wish list. Understand the four essentials of successful project management and adopt simple tools that will help organize...

Optimize IT Decision-Making

A key objective for IT management should be to establish effective decision rights for IT versus the business. Misplaced rights can create problems for IT that at the...

Improve Executive Advocacy for IT

IT managers often need to work through an executive intermediary, such as a CFO, CIO, or VP, who acts as an advocate for IT initiatives. The advocate may not understand...

Tame the Project Backlog

Treat your project backlog like an investment: if you’re going to put time and money into keeping one, ensure that you’re investing wisely and getting a good return in...
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Handling Senior Management Expectations

Often, IT makes wrong assumptions about what senior managers expect of the department and how it actually performs against those expectations. As a result, IT leaders...
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