Tag Archives: Project Management

FY13 Budget Planning Calendar

Now is a great time to begin developing your FY13 budget planning calendar in partnership with your CFO. Perhaps this would be the first time you actually had a budget calendar to work from or simply the first time you … Continue reading

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IT Project Failures and the Black Swans

If you have any interest at all into why the rate of IT project failures are at such horrific rates, you will commit to setting aside 30 minutes before the end of this week to do the following: Read this … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of Planning

The Fallacy of Planning says we are terrible at planning how long something will take and how much it will cost. Restated another way, the fallacy of planning is people’s tendency to underestimate what it will take to get something … Continue reading

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Avoiding Project Delays for Fall

Project management teams know early August is often the calm before the storm for campus IT departments. Summer sessions are wrapping up and there are about 30 days until the fall term begins. Like many CIO’s, your project management system … Continue reading

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Simple IT Project Request Template Using Excel

An IT project request template and related process should make it easy for people to submit their IT project request as a project proposal for consideration. But CIO’s and IT managers also need sufficient detail to estimate the effort to … Continue reading

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IT Project Portfolio Planning Using Excel

Setting up an IT project portfolio management (PPM) system to evaluate project demands and manage project resource capacity doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, CIO’s and IT Governance Committees can achieve a great deal of visibility and control using Excel for their IT … Continue reading

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