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IT Project Management

Change Communication in an Agile World

Internal communications are stressed during changes in business processes and new projects. Employees are forced to continue their day-to-day work, all while undertaking the new responsibilities of managing an internal project, ensuring that all employees are informed, involved, and engaged on how and when each milestone will be met.

Three Steps to Build a More Agile Infrastructure

The new cloud computing model can help transform your approach to infrastructure in fundamental ways. However, with such vast opportunities within the cloud, it may be difficult to determine a starting point.

The Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team has a three step process they blogged about last week which is worth a look, in pursuit of the goal of Agile infrastructure:

1. Rethink your traditional manual approaches in the datacenter.

Adopting the Cloud Drives Business Agility and a Competitive Agile Advantage

According to a recent study by Harvard Business Review (HBR) Analytic Services, companies that are adopting cloud computing are winning the competitive advantage, and especially achieving business agility, which was found to the leading driver for adopting cloud among all respondents. HBR surveyed 527 Harvard Business Review readers in large and mid-sized companies in a wide range of industries around the world.

White Paper Review: Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis

I recommend Dan Stober's article, “Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis.”  His white paper treatment of the subject of Project Management (PM) and Business Analysis (BA) intersection and separation is a good read for organizations driving high function point projects. His article contributes to the BA and PM role conversation on many levels. As a certified and experienced BA and PM, Strober identifies where the BA and PM roles intersect, frames foundational role and responsibility definitions, and he stages elements of his viewpoints for more in depth conversation.

Crawl, Walk, Run to Cloud Adoption

How can your organization be successful with cloud adoption? In order to accomplish this, you will need to develop careful planning and a road map with measurable metrics to help you along the way.

These stages are outlined on in an article written by Carlos Granda, EVP with RiverMeadow, one of the best tool and solution vendors in the cloud migration space.

Stage One: Crawl

Hybrid Matters, But Why?

Does your company use private or public cloud options? There are benefits to each, but then there is also another vital option in the mix, the hybrid cloud option. This later one is perhaps the most important of all, because few can afford the purity of all private or all public, due both the legacy investments as well as the nature of the app stack.