August 31, 2012

Understanding Change Appetite in Organizations
The word change is the operative word. A Project Manager is responsible for delivering the outputs that will enable the desired business change to take place – within the tolerances afforded to him in the areas of – timeline, cost, scope, quality, risk and benefits. Are all organizations equal in their ability to accept change? How does it impact project management?

Improving PPM Maturity: Resource Leveling
The reality is that resource leveling needs to take multiple factors into account and can be anything but simple. And, like anything else that’s really complicated, most of us are looking for better tools to help us accomplish the task. That’s when the question about automatic resource leveling comes up.

Oracle's emergency Java patch blocks zero-day exploits, researchers confirm
"It appears that it's effective in blocking the exploit," Tod Beardsley, the engineering manager for Metasploit, said early Thursday. "We just finished testing it 10 minutes ago."

Google adds enterprise social networking features to Google+
On Wednesday, the company released in preview mode the first Google+ features tailored specifically for workplace use, aimed at Google Apps, the cloud email and collaboration suite for schools, companies and government agencies.

The White House BYOD toolkit is a great resource for federal agencies and businesses alike
The move is part of a larger digital strategy push by the Obama administration to modernize technology and increase the use of mobile technologies throughout the federal government.

The Problem with Projects [Infographic]
So whether you are a Project Manager looking for that extra career boost, or a business in dire need of project help, PMPs are the way to go. Check out the infographic below presented by Villanova University to learn more.

Three tips to escape the tyranny of IT metrics
IT metrics can be a curse against innovation and becoming a strategic partner with the business. Here are steps you can take to escape the tyranny.

Think Small Data Before Big Data, Healthcare Gurus Argue
Observers of health IT argue that instead of succumbing to the siren song of big data analytics, providers should focus on using "small" data better. In other words, concentrate on the clinical data already available in digitized form and use only those health IT tools that are directly applicable to care management.

Quote for the day:

 "A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier." --Tom Stoppard

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