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Satisfaction: It's Highly Overrated
are genuinely surprised when the results of an employee satisfaction survey are
revealed. You really don't need the science of statistics to know that people
aren't entirely pleased with every aspect of their work lives.
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XML and Web services improve your productivity?
invites you to attend an online seminar with Marc Strohlein!
will focus on what are often called the new “service oriented architectures,”
discussing the roles that XML and Web services play in allowing the effective
integration of content across the enterprise. Specific business needs driving
the adoption of these new technologies will be discussed. There will also be examples
of ways in which organizations are effectively integrating Web services to spur
improvements in productivity and delivery of the real-time information that is
vital in today’s competitive environment.
Projects by Communicating What's Below the Surface
work is all about things, right? It's about requirements and specifications. Selecting
the technologies to use. Making sure the technical work fulfills the business
needs and product definition. Project schedules and budgets and ship dates and
installation plans. But is it possible that project work is also about people
connecting and working with people?
"Gathering" IT Requirements
Need a Five-Year Plan For Your Website
change the way an organization communicates with its staff, customers, investors
and general public. A change in communication is a major shift for the organization.
To effectively implement such a change will take time. You need a five-year plan
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cause of failure in data warehousing and enterprise application integration projects
is inadequate, misunderstood source data. Enterprises are turning to automated
tools to profile their source data and map it to target schemas. This automation
will allow them to identify gaps and put strategies in place to address these
data quality issues much earlier in the project
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Reasons You Should Attend SunNetwork[sm] 2003
few days remain to redeem your special registration discount ($100 off regular
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In case you're not convinced, we’ve included the Top 10 reasons this event absolutely,
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|Developing True Business Continuance in Legacy System Environments
|In today's enterprise environments, implementing storage solutions that ensure true business continuance presents a major challenge. With many corporations continuing to rely on their legacy systems, business
continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) plans must overcome the age-old problem of keeping data secure, despite the fact that closed systems and mainframes remain an inextricable part of the evolving information infrastructure.
On Requirements Management Tools
On Investment (ROI) is a popular method of measuring the success of process improvements
and IT investments. It is a measure of the dollars returned on dollars invested.
As Jeffery E. Payne points out in his article "Quality Meets the CEO: How to Get
Management Buy-in," ROI is an effective approach for arguing the need for, or
demonstrating the success of, process improvements and IT investments.
Steps To Poor Listening: The Ordinary Professional’s Guide
of non-technical, soft skills represents a significant choice in the career of
IT professionals. For those who choose to take the road most traveled, here are
a few thoughts on how to ensure poor client and peer relationships, projects that
focus on solutions to the wrong problems, and working cross-purposes with your
Is An HR Department Necessary?
employees should a company have before there is a need for an HR Department? As
companies grow, there is a need to administer the HR function, but that doesn't
necessitate an HR Department. In fact, 30 years' experience has shown that until
the company has at least 50 employees, that "department" -- really a function
-- can consist of or be handled by one person...often much to the dismay of that
Your Project A Real Project?
no. A great deal of the work that we do isn’t organized into projects, even if
it could be. And that’s a problem, since the project form of work confers a number
of important benefits on the organizations that do them and the people who participate
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|Stop The Press - Software Delivered To Schedule!
ever tried to drive around Boston? It’s nearly impossible to navigate the narrow,
winding streets that meet at odd angles, curve back around, and join in traffic
circles that you find almost nowhere else in the country. Why would any city knowingly
design its streets in a fashion nearly impossible to navigate? Well, there’s an
old story, perhaps apocryphal, that the streets follow the old cow paths from
the days when the Boston Commons was a cow pasture hundreds of years ago.
it: When you're faced with a lengthy checklist for testing, you're tempted to
skip steps. Some of the items aren't really necessary, are they? They might be
so obvious that there's no need to include them in the list. In this week's column,
Elisabeth Hendrickson offers some advice on constructing useful checklists that
are brief but complete.
Deploy 5.0 Boasts Powerful New Features.
competitive business environment, you cannot afford to use deployment tools that
require weeks or months of valuable time for rolling out critical business applications
or patches. Prism Deploy 5.0 is the most robust and flexible solution on the market
for quickly building packages and deploying them correctly the first time.
You Euthanize Your Project?
haven’t thought about inviting Dr. Kevorkian to one of your project meetings,
but maybe you should. Although you might not want to join Dr. Kevorkian’s well
publicized crusade to legalize physician assisted suicide, he has some very valuable
lessons to teach us about delivering successful IT projects.
and updates software across your entire organization.
a move to a shared services center is as important as the move itself. With dozens
of business units, strategies, and customer expectations to consider, the period
of evaluating a move to shared services becomes integral to the overall success
of the entire organization.
failing projects surprise us. Have you ever had a project that seemed to be going
along just fine, and then, when the delivery deadline drew near, suddenly, everyone’s
two months it leads you to wonder, “How could I have missed that this project
was two months late?” “What planet was I on where this project appeared
to be on time?”
Times May Not Call for Desperate Measures
it's clear that the slowdown in the economy has affected us all dramatically,
this is not a time to panic. For the first time in a decade we've seen budgets
slashed, projects cancelled or postponed, both blue and white collar layoffs,
and rising unemployment rates. For those of us who remember the last recession,
it's been a long time since we've seen conditions like this, and perhaps the first
time we've seen them arrive so quickly and unexpectedly. For those of you newer
to the industry this is probably like nothing you've ever seen before.
of Vendors Bearing Solutions
Years ago we called it "leaning into the wind." It was a philosophy-maybe
even an art-that enabled software companies to be competitive, to build market
share, and to sell sufficient product in a timely enough fashion to fund ongoing
development. If you leaned too far into the wind, you fell on your face. If you
didn't lean far enough, you would watch their backs as your competition took the
market share upon which you built your dreams.
Case for a Vendor-Neutral Network
|As a consultant,
I frequently see networks that are built exclusively using equipment from one
vendor. There are some obvious advantages to this approach, but I believe that
the advantages of a vendor-neutral network design philosophy are greater still.
In many ways the situation is similar to what happened in the mainframe world
before networks and client-server applications became common.
when software should be released: Is It SOUP Yet?
|In a classical
software project, it's easy to tell when software is ready to be released. It
has to fulfill the requirements, it has to have passed testing, and it has to
be ready for the user. It has to have the appropriate documentation and/or user's
manual and/or online help. But, is it Software Operating Usably and Properly (SOUP)?
Training in XML & Web Services
and XML aren’t just the future anymore – these technologies are real,
and major corporations all over the world are using them today. Here’s your
chance to immerse yourself in these technologies for a few days and learn them
inside and out from the pros.
Management - Current News and Information in IT Management
or later, someone steps into your office and says, “You’re a project
manager.” It’s that quick, it’s that unannounced. It’s
as though it’s expected that, just by hearing those words, you’ll
magically know what you’re supposed to do, how you’re supposed to
do it, and when things are supposed to get done. If you’re very lucky, you’ll
increase your salary. If you’re like most, you won’t.