From the outside, project management seems easy. Isn’t it just knowing what needs to be done, ensuring every piece of a complex puzzle fits together at the right time, and that everyone is happy? What can possibly be so hard about that?
We took a look at some project management and software development process certifications that do not explicitly require experience. Although these exams don’t give you the highest project management accreditation, you can use one or more of these certifications as a starting point for your project management career.
Unified Communication duties are typically attached to the network engineer position. In even smaller shops, the responsibility likely lies with just the sysadmin or resident IT pro. With the ever-increasing number of devices an IT department manages, UCC job roles will only expand.
It’s 2018. It’s impossible to say that IT doesn’t matter. It’s also hard to say it’s not boring — and that’s a good thing. This week, we’re looking at where IT matters to individuals, companies, the bottom line — and even a few places where IT doesn’t matter (that much).
It seems like the more expensive the solution, the more people complain about it. You probably have entire ecosystems of tools that people begrudgingly use — or maybe don’t use at all. The adoption of new (or even existing) technologies in your office isn’t an IT problem. It’s a management opportunity. Here are a few things technology still can’t solve as well as a little good old-fashioned communication.
When you’re pitching a project, it’s easy to get caught in the classic mistake of overpromising. After all, you want your project to get funded. But overpromising will inevitably lead to a big letdown, so it’s important to define project success in a way that’s fair to the technology, the company, and you. Here are a few ways to reach that balance.
There has never been a better time to be in tech. It has also never been easier to break into the field. Every company needs IT support in one way or another and there are simply not enough certified professionals to go around. With all the good news in economies around the world, what challenges can you possibly face in the coming year?
There are two ways to make your IT budget go further — switching to a better solution, or making your processes more efficient. Ideally, you’ll do both. Most IT departments grow organically in a piecemeal fashion. At a certain point, it’ll make sense to rethink your system, audit its components, and develop a long-term procurement strategy that values efficiency over cost.
Your IT job can be boring because it doesn’t challenge you or you’ve already put in a lot of effort and infrastructure to make it uneventful. There’s a big difference between the two. Here’s how to make your day a little less exciting — in the best way possible.
This week on the CBT Nuggets blog, we tackled the biggest budgeting issues your team could be facing, from keeping everyone happy with your budget, to spurring innovation within a budget, to budgeting for a level of success you aren’t necessarily anticipating. Read this week’s content to get up to speed on how putting numbers behind ideas makes them work.