From the category archives:

Best Practices

There are serious concerns going forward in 2011 regarding IT project and program failures, including ERP, SCM and VOIP. Some IT professionals in the industry don’t think that changes required to reduce the rate of failure, or to stop this disastrous trend, are forth coming. In one article this seems to be the case, including [...]

1. Plan realistic scope and Task/ WBS (Work Breakdown Structure). Ensure it is a Collaborative activity between business and technology. 2. Estimate realistic schedules, resources required and cost (determine min, mid, and max) 3. Ensure Development has conducted any necessary assessments of the organization, system, applications, infrastructure, network, etc. Conduct a project management assessment if you are [...]

IT Standards, Past and Present

by E.R. Williams

There are many standards, past and present, and if we use and study them we would see that they have been the basis of what we have today in many technologies and best/good practices (realizing also that each continues to be changed and/or improved). It is very interesting to trace a standard’s history and to [...]

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Project Management and Best Practice Processes, In Any Industry

by E.R. Williams

One of the most significant lessons learned going into 2010 is that best (and good) practices are for any industry implementing information technology and system/product development projects. During my career and for the past several years, I have had the opportunity to manage projects in a variety of industries and for a variety of technologies [...]

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Software Development Best (and Good) Practices: What “best practice” processes do you think are required for IT development projects?

by E.R. Williams

Best Practice Processes (BPPs) must continue to be estabished and improved for the software development process.  and for the successful projects and programs. The best practice processes are identified below. Several organizations with standards that support these processes are listed. Best Practice Processes: 1. Program/Project Management (and Business Management) (Integration) Use of Experience and Knowledge (Integration) [...]

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