Topic: project management competencies

Project Management Guide

This guide provides an overview of the organization structure, key roles and responsibilities, and processes to effectively manage large programs and projects. A good starting point to understand the "big picture" of large scale program management.

Why IT Projects Fail?

This paper discusses the common causes of IT project failure and provides guidance on how to prevent it.

Introduction to Project Management

This guide introduces key concepts, techniques, principles, procedures, and tools available in project management.<br /><br /><span style="background-color: #ffff00;">Dated Content</span>

Great Project Management

This paper makes the case for project management, specifically, for a program management office (PMO).

Project Management for Strategic Change and Innovation

The authors argue that modern project management that emphasizes a "control-oriented phased approach" has strayed far from the "roots" which lie in enabling “push the envelope” initiatives that combine trial and error and parallel trials thereby, failing to achieve strategic change and innovation

IT Project Management Best Practices

This article collates project best practices gained from 99 project retrospectives across 74 different organizations over 7 years.

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Sample IT Strategy Plan

A good IT Strategy Plan that you can use as a template to create your own.

IT Strategy Presentation

This in-depth – 78 pages – presentation goes into just about everything you would have wanted to know about IT Strategy aka business IT alignment (ICT Strategy, IS strategy, IS strategic alignment, IT Alignment, strategic information systems planning (SISP)…)

IT Strategy Example

This is an in-depth information technology strategic planning example that details the process and framework that CIOs can adapt to give direction to their own IT Organizations. Excellent Read!! (200 pages)

IT Strategy Template

Use this template to create an IT strategic plan for your organization – aligning business with IT strategy. IT Strategy Template can be downloaded for free by CIO Index members.

7 Steps to Business and IT Alignment

No business will ever reach the goal of “business and IT alignment”. Should this discourage you from pursuing business and IT alignment? NO! It is a worthy goal to pursue. Indeed, it is a critical one to pursue. You might never reach alignment but you can take steps to get ever closer. This requires a process. Often, we ignore the fact that business and IT alignment is a process. This process does not have a starting point nor does it have an end. It is a series of “learn and do” cycles that incrementally get towards alignment. Let me explain.

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