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configuration

It’s not just failures; it’s the reasons why projects and programs are still failing. PMO (Project Management Office) and program/project managers have the responsibility for the coordination and the team’s execution of the master plans, resource management to accomplish the tasks, and meeting the milestones with quality products or documents that meet or exceed the requirements of [...]

In 2010, when it comes to the state of the economy and unemployment, the public seems to have different opinions and getting mixed signals. Some individuals, those that are working/employed, seem to be satisfied because they have a job and those that are still unemployed or underemployed, still feel there are issues and not so [...]

Program and Project Management. Is There A Difference? Yes There Is…

by E.R. Williams

There is a difference but some professionals in the IT industry seem to think program management is just managing multiple projects. A Program and Project Manager may or may not be certified. Program Management Program management is the management of multiple related projects, a system or systems, and not just multiple projects. A Program Manager [...]

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As a high school student how do I get more involved with computers, learn about and receive more education in information technology?

by E.R. Williams

Most schools have computers, but if by chance yours does not, hopefully there is one in your home. Either way here are some suggestions and recommendations. Become, if you\’re not, computer literate, involved to learn to use a computer Talk to your counselor/advisor, technical/computer teachers, and others about careers in Information Technology Inquire about 2-4 [...]

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There are a Variety of Specifications Presented Throughout the Industry to Capture Requirements.

by E.R. Williams

The requirements document (specification), the result of analysis, sets the stage for the entire and/or any process/phase/activity (design, implementation, etc.) within the development process or life cycle. It is a configuration identification document as well as the design specification/document. The requirements document contains functional/capability, design, interface, data, and other product (software/application/system) requirements. Although it is [...]

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A Career of Significant Project Management Lessons Learned

by E.R. Williams

It’s about Management Control and Quality The following is a list of project management lessons learned that I have identified and documented. A project manager must not only be responsible, but accountable, for the project. Conduct business with high ethics. Use Best Practices, tailored to the project. Prepare a complete activity/work or task breakdown, reviewed by [...]

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Health Check – The 2010 Impact

by E.R. Williams

“A Restatement” Going into 2010 we still have many concerns that are impacting our lives (individuals and families), our communities, businesses and the IT industry: mergers, the fluctuating stock market, national and international security, continued business financial difficulties and unmet profit margins, layoffs, and regulations’ (i.e., CFR 21, part 11and HIPAA) requirements issued for the [...]

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Technology Project Challenges… Continued

by E.R. Williams

Skill Set Requirements – Not Just Being Certified Resource requirements for a project or program have become a day-to-day challenge. RayAnn identified the challenge of resource availability in a previous information source, at the same time you have to ensure that the resource is the “right fit”; has the appropriate skill set. At one time, [...]

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Documenting Lessons Learned

by E.R. Williams

Documenting lessons learned. It’s a day to day attitude and activity. Based on the number of failed IT projects for the past decade it seems that transfer of knowledge and feeding back (sharing) lessons learned, did not take place. Frequently we see lessons learned not identified, discussed, documented and archived on a continuous or daily [...]

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Do the “Right Thing” for your project, the customer, the company, and yourself…

by E.R. Williams

We are into the 21st century. Do the “Right Thing” for your project, the customer, the company, and yourself. If not, it has consequences as we all have/are seeing. It’s the ethical thing to do, maintain your integrity and the company’s credibility.

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