Monthly Archives: Sep 2016

Sep 29

Top 10 Most Talked About Project Tools for IT Teams

By Anine Burger | Operational IT Leadership , Tactical IT Leadership

So you have probably seen some (if not all) of the blog articles we have been writing within our project management series. At the time of publishing this article, we have progressed from mindset change via project identification to project coordination and although this blog article does not form part of the sequence, it is still very much related. 

In the main series we are using Excel templates to illustrate principles and provide you with usable sample tools, but you know there has to be a better alternative!

And there is!

But for this I need to stretch your imagination.  Are you ready?

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Sep 23

Coordinate Business Technology Projects Across the Organisation

By Andre Badenhorst | Operational IT Leadership

This is the third article in the series 4 Easy Steps to Project Coordination. If you have not already read through the previous articles, we strongly recommend you to do so.

A couple of months ago you took bold initiative; and boy, did it pay off! You got everybody excited by a complete overview of all your Business Technology projects.

For the first time ever they have started to realise the actual workload of your team. This bought you quite a bit of goodwill from people previously hitting you with unreasonable requests. The result was a lot more focus within your team.

This euphoria has now faded, the low hanging fruit have been plucked and eaten, your team still multitasks between many tasks and projects seem to drag on forever and you are again being pulled from pillar to post.

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Sep 07

How to take your IT Management Capacity to the Next Level

By Andre Badenhorst | Operational IT Leadership , Tactical IT Leadership

You are running. You are all over the show.

Your skeleton staff is seriously time constrained, constantly firefighting concurrent operational and user issues. Not to mention the overrunning of sticky projects. And if that is not enough, management demands answers in constant meetings that only keep you further away from the tasks at hand. You catch yourself doing those technical jobs escalated by incompetency.

Compare this to Paul. The one with the humongous salary who radiates the confidence of “all-the-time-in-the-world”. Everything was still okay until you ask him what he’s doing for a life. His effortless answer: “IT Manager”.

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