Agile Infrastructure Transformation and TBM

Leading Agile

Questions of how does Agile apply to infrastructure and what does TBM have to do with Agile were in my mind. I have had exposure to TBM in a past organization and the driver and my perception was that it was about IT Towers to assess costs and consumption related to infrastructure spend so that the organization could leverage benchmarks and “defend” our costs. Agile in Infrastructure. Where Agile for Infrastructure and TBM Align.

Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). The potentiality is billions in savings with no loss of operational quality—in fact, there can be an increase in infrastructural efficiency and output. Utilizing Big Data and infrastructural management software is key

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Opportunity knocking. Telecom Infrastructure Provider Outlook

Sitetracker

The Outlook includes Growth in 2020: Promises and pitfalls Impacts from increased project volume The real cost of meetings and reporting COVID-19 industry insights Sitetracker, the global standard for managing high-volume infrastructure projects, is excited to announce the release of the highly anticipated 2020 Telecom Infrastructure Provider Outlook. Telecom Infrastructure Provider Outlook appeared first on Sitetracker.

Sitetracker opens the first-of-its-kind telecom infrastructure survey

Sitetracker

Open to everyone in telecom infrastructure from the field to the C-suite Respondents will be granted exclusive early access to results Survey topics include: deployment challenges, scaling effectively, best practices, and M&A We are proud to announce the release of our first Telecom Infrastructure Survey to gather actionable insights from the people making 5G and the connectivity of tomorrow a reality today.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. We have to accept that nobody gets away without some technical debt. And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. Feeling frustrated? Fortunately, we can take a step back, gain clarity, and see how the decisions we make impact our technical debt. Then, we can make decisions about how we want to balance technical debt with other priorities. Are we willing to live with some level of technical debt in order to ship product and meet deadlines? Can we mitigate technical debt to get to an MVP faster?

Thinking of Creating a PM Infrastructure?

Brad Egeland

Is your organization thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure. Maybe you a small company on the rise and up until now you’ve gotten by on managing “projects” on the fly…grabbing some info off the internet to help those who have been forced into managing these one-off and mainly internal projects succeed…or at least not fail miserably.

Sitetracker hires critical infrastructure industry heavyweight as SVP of Product Management

Sitetracker

The post Sitetracker hires critical infrastructure industry heavyweight as SVP of Product Management appeared first on Sitetracker.

How to extract more value from your infrastructure CAPEX projects post-crisis?

PM Times

Written by: Jon Wiley Leaders have always dealt with the critical challenge of delivering CAPEX projects on time and to budget

How to Create a? Project Management Infrastructure from the Ground Up

Brad Egeland

Your organization is thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure. Till now, you've gotten by on managing “projects” on the fly -- grabbing some info off the Internet to help those who have been forced into managing these one-off and mainly internal projects succeed -- or at least not fail miserably.

Budget 2020: What Does it Mean for the PM Domain?

Arras People

640bn Promised for Britain’s infrastructure. Infrastructure projects across the UK will get a total of £640bn in Government spending over the next five years, the Budget has set out. I’m sure like me, many of you were keeping an eye out for Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget presented last week, keen to learn what implications it would have for the PM domain going forward as well as coronavirus. Here are some of the main headlines: IR35 goes ahead as planned.

2020 188

How to Become an IT Project Manager

ProjectManager.com

Technical understanding including hardware, software, network, infrastructure, security, etc. IT PM: Project management training that deals with technology, such as infrastructure, hardware, software, networks, etc. ITIL: Information Technology Infrastructure Library covers the best practices used to develop and execute IT service management for a company. So ITIL is Information Technology Infrastructure Library.

2018 299

Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

That’s promising, and could well be as a result of the increasing investment in infrastructure projects. With the average project manager salary coming in at US$101,381 that’s a lot of money being spent on securing top talent for the multitude of infrastructure projects happening in the city.

2020 284

Sitetracker and Carahsoft Partner to Manage Deployment of Critical Infrastructure for Government Agencies

Sitetracker

Sitetracker’s Project, Asset and Work Management Platform Available to Public Sector and Reseller Partners through Carahsoft SEWP, NASPO and NCPA Contracts Palo Alto, CA and Reston, VA — November 14, 2019 — Sitetracker, the global standard for managing high volume critical infrastructure projects, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The post Sitetracker and Carahsoft Partner to Manage Deployment of Critical Infrastructure for Government Agencies appeared first on Sitetracker.

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration. Qualifications take time and effort, but as well as learning useful skills, you’re also building confidence—your own and the others’ confidence in your ability to do a great job. But what if you’re switching from a purely technical role to one that involves managing projects?

Symptoms of an Ineffective PMO

Brad Egeland

Is your PM infrastructure doing all it needs to do to promote maximum project success in the organization and for your project customers? ​ When we build a PM infrastructure or project office, the intent is usually to create project stability, ongoing successes and career growth for the project managers involved.

PMO 91

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

The business model and infrastructure. When it comes to the business model and infrastructure, consider at the very least, the following questions: Will the existing business model and infrastructure fully support remote project management in ways that make sense, currently and into the future? Do the existing infrastructure and technologies offer the needed capabilities for remote connectivity?

2016 209

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? How Certified and is Your PMO or PM Infrastructure and How Effective is the Leadership? Indicates required field #1 - How many project managers (approximately) are there in your PMO or PM infrastructure total? * #2 - How many (approximately) are PMP certified? * #3 - Who is leading your PMO or PM infrastructure? Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things.

PMO 110

How to Make an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

ProjectManager.com

It is made up of policies and procedures, and notes the tools necessary to enact the plan and save or recover the technology infrastructure, systems and data of your IT program. Enable the recovery and continuation of critical technology, infrastructure and systems.

2020 324

Sitetracker announces unprecedented AI capabilities to fuel data-driven decision making and revenue growth for its customers.

Sitetracker

The predictive analytics tool is powered by Salesforce’s Einstein Analytics and fuels data-driven decision making for critical infrastructure providers. Sitetracker AI delivers actionable insights to drive opportunities for workflow optimization and process improvements.

The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

For example, investing in enterprise architecture, in reusable infrastructure, and in sharing innovations across our organization offer the potential to improve consistency, quality, reliability, and reduce cost over the long term. By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ].

Agile 71

The Downside of the Remote Work: 85% Increase in Insider Risk

Brad Egeland

Conventional security infrastructure can't handle the nuance of risk tolerance For CISOs and IT security leaders, 2020 was a triumph in rapidly adjusting to support remote work and maintain business continuity.

2021 99

4 Key Ingredients of a Viable PMO

Brad Egeland

Will it be able to make it through the growing pains to become a functional piece of the company infrastructure or will it fail like so many project management offices have in organizations both small and large? Your organization has a project management office or is planning to create one.

PMO 111

Weak Passwords are not Your Friend

Brad Egeland

Dive Brief:​ T he Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) found bad actors used password guessing and spraying "in some cases" for initial access, according to an updated SolarWinds advisory on Wednesday.

2021 105

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Making MindGenius Your PM Tool Of Choice For 2021

Brad Egeland

I'm starting a new series here on Project Times – a series of articles on PM tools and services.

2021 99

Is a Virtual Team Right for You? The Pros and Cons of Virtual Teams

ProjectManager.com

Set up the Infrastructure and Get Remote Tools. Naturally, you can’t have a virtual team if you’re not providing a strong digital infrastructure for them to work in. More organizations have taken to virtual teams.

2020 330

Sitetracker raises $42M in Series C Financing

Sitetracker

Sitetracker is the global leader in deployment, operations, maintenance, and asset management software for critical infrastructure and technology providers Led by H.I.G.

The Perfect Storm for The Project Economy

Leading Answers

3) Infrastructure projects for population growth. The housing may happen organically, but the infrastructure for transportation, power, water and hospitals all need projects to make them happen. The winds of change were strong before the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 78

Traditional vs Cloud Security

Brad Egeland

Therefore, it is crucial for organizations to have systems built on infrastructure that is not only secure but also cost-effective and scalable. To address the increasingly complex requirements for data transmission, storage, and analysis, organizations should consider cloud infrastructure. The IT infrastructure of the typical organization comprises of hardware devices that are connected to on-premise servers. These infrastructures can be quite expensive.

Four Key Elements of a Viable PMO

Brad Egeland

Will it be able to make it through the growing pains to become a functional piece of the company infrastructure or will it fail like so many project management offices have in organizations both small and large? You need for important projects to be thrown to the PMO right from inception and that will only happen if you have buy-in for the PMO infrastructure from the leaders of the company. Your organization has a project management office or is planning to create one.

PMO 117

What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

We will need to know about this and how we can harness digital assets to streamline infrastructure, logistics and data tracking on projects. What is the future of project management?

2020 393

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

i.e. aeroplane component design, or changes to core banking infrastructure. Sara is delivering a 3-month project to upgrade some core banking infrastructure. Risk: additional risk to operational stability of banking infrastructure, as the upgrade will take place outside of change management recommendations. This is a contribution by Chris Hammond from smartitpm.com. Chris Hammond. As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process.

2016 312

From Laying the Foundation to Completion: The Basics and Challenges of Project Management in Construction

Inloox

This includes all work on facilities, buildings, properties and the construction infrastructure. Construction project management is considered one of the original forms of today's project management. Hardly surprising, as the Egyptians already had grand plans.

2021 152

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

ProjectManager.com

It houses the communications infrastructure and whatever tech is needed for the project. The first thing to do is figure out where the project office should be, and then make sure that the infrastructure there is properly set up with the right project management office tools and equipment. Great projects often start with great hopes and expectations.

PM Candidates: 5 Legitimate Questions to Ask Your Interviewer

Brad Egeland

One, is to ask a few pointed questions to get detailed information about the PM infrastructure. Finding out details about their project management infrastructure will help you frame your other questions as well as your responses to the interviewer questions. It can be fun, but most of all, it’s productive and tells you something about the progressive and focused nature of the organization’s project management infrastructure.

2020 104

Why People Are the Most Important Resource in the Company

Inloox

Finally, the infrastructural or institutional resources are also very important. What do you think of when you hear the word resource? Perhaps natural resources in the form of oil or gold, hidden in the earth beneath our feet. Or do you have a project budget in mind that is running low? We've all heard phrases like "our resources are depleted" However, in HR, phrases like "we need more resources for our software engineering team" are also quite common.

2021 133

5 Key Steps to Successful Project Management

Entry

Build the project infrastructure based on the problem that needs solving. Managing your first project can be daunting. To simplify things, here are five steps critical to the successful management of a project: Step 1: Initiate the Project by Defining the Scope. This phase typically begins with a business case where you will examine whether the project is feasible and important stakeholders will do their due diligence to help decide to approve the project or not.

2017 150

Cybersecurity Tip - Expectation Versus Reality in Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

Reality : The technical infrastructure that’s so deeply embedded into our lives (hardware + software) has become so complicated that it’s impossible to avoid errors and security holes. The more effort we put into protecting ourselves, our data and devices, the safer we make the Internet and IT infrastructure as a whole. Expectation no. 1: Since computers and the Internet came into our lives, we got accustomed to believing that they are secure by default.

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

In the past eight months of my life directing a large infrastructure program, I spend on average 70% of my time in meetings. “As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional—your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”- ”- Chris Fussell. —. Meetings.

2018 427

Unleash the potential of field teams with Sitetracker’s latest efficiency driving release.

Sitetracker

Solving the disconnect between field teams and the rest of the business, Sitetracker is the only end to end project and asset management solution for critical infrastructure companies.

Chief Project Officer - Should This be a Real Thing?

Brad Egeland

What about this… what about a central figure leading the project management infrastructure in an organization. PMO Directors. Are they game changers? Great leaders? Powerful enough to get the job done? Are they taken seriously by senior management? It’s certainly not a new concept. Making that central figure a C-level officer in the company…now that’s a new concept. At least I’ve not seen it happen or even be proposed anywhere. Read the full article.