project management

Budgeting for a Successful Software Project

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016 - Written by: Tom Metz

Thinking about pitching a new software development project? You’ve got an idea and the team to make it happen, and success is (in your mind) guaranteed. But wait—think again. A study done several years ago by AIG Consulting found that for 68% of companies, project success was not likely: “Projects might succeed – but not by design. Based on the competencies present, these companies are statistically unlikely to have a successful project.”

Make It Work: Tips for Dealing with Tension between a Project’s Vision & Execution

Posted on: December 17th, 2015 - Written by: Olivia Gregory

When we think about the structure of any company, there are always multiple roles, each playing a crucial part in achieving business goals. We’d like to talk about two of these roles in this article—and also the tension that is often (and naturally) present between them.

Agile Helps Answer the Big Software Development Deadline Question

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

One of the most critical concerns in managing software projects is making the deadline. In many situations it could be that the deadline is just as or even more critical than price. So how do you ensure that the speed at which you’re moving the project along is going to enable you to meet the [...]

How to Challenge Waterfall Project Management

Posted on: July 26th, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Waterfall project management is basically a relic of how IT worked in the slower and more predictable 20th century. Its prevalence is deteriorating – giving way to more responsive ways of operation in our 21st century real-time environment – such as agile project management. At a very basic level, the difference in the two is [...]

Using Social Media as a Tool for Project Management

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 - Written by: Tom Metz

Technology has changed the several ways in which we conduct business today or even the several different methods we can now use to talk to family and friends, with text messaging, Skype, Smart Phones, and several social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+.  In the case of Project Management, social media has provided [...]