IT job numbers grew in July, but not as fast as they did during the rest of 2016. Yet big data and cloud trends will continue to drive job growth going forward, according to CompTIA researchers.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.informationweek.com
IT Project Manager is still one of the top 5 IT Job Posting Titles. Whoo Hoo. My perspective is that leadership views project management as adding value to project outcomes. Why? Because of our leadership in driving to project frameworks that provide agility and therefore the organizations’ competitive advantage.
My perspective is that leadership views project management as adding value to project outcomes. Why? Because of our leadership in driving to project frameworks that provide agility and therefore the organizations’ competitive advantage.
The market is seeing a hiring shift away from technology to XaaS e.g., Everything as a Service and is looking to pick up talent with those skills.
Holiday Project Management Speakers
Santa’s 2016 Holiday Dilemma: What are the Business Benefits of Transitioning to Drone Delivery?
Rosemary and Santa are again presenting another techy, geeky and totally entertaining Holiday talk. This talk can be delivered to your team via webinar or onsite.
What will we be sharing? Santa has just created an Innovation PMO charged with Operational Efficiency. The PMO created a portfolio process with suggestions for 10x process improvement ideas. One of the business case “winners” is drone delivery. Rosemary & Santa Dave will share with you how to evaluate the business benefits associated with this business idea. We invite you to join us as we project whether to have the elves leap to implement this or stop this sugar-coated-candy cane of a silly idea as maybe this project idea is caught in the fog of cloud-business hype.
- Creating line of sight to strategic outcomes, and
- Analyzing technical, operational, customer & employee e.g., elf risks and
- Customer Journey Mapping Polls e.g., how will drone eat the cookie, and
- Counter executive enthusiasm about new tech with change management principals
This presentation continues the previous series:
- Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Use Case
- Santa Inc. explains Organizational Project Management – Linking strategy and results
- Santa Inc. goes to Big Data
How to improve analytics project team performance
This education-packed session on July 13, 2016 shared trends in the analytics project management industry. This presentation provided key analytics project insights needed to manage analytics programs when you need to show business results for your big data program.
This talk covered:
• 3 Myths of Analytics Projects
• 3 Mistakes Managing Analytic Projects, and
• Understanding of Project Health Check Approaches
Analytics projects are filled with lots of new words. Rosemary shared key definitions to help you sort through the acronym soup which technical personnel may be using.
Next, this session looked at why this is really beginning to be an Analytics-everywhere world. We want to see how the trends apply to the project management space.
Most importantly, we shared how there are a lot of myths out there. This really isn’t anyone’s fault. It is because no one is looking at this from a project management perspective. There is a lot of information on how to implement tools yet that doesn’t get teams to innovation. There is a lot of content on specific techniques yet without linkage on how to link to a strategic outcome. So due to the lack of a standard approach to analytics projects, there is a high failure rate.
Rosemary shared an analytics life cycle that will improve project outcomes. She also provides a framework to look at projects to see how to move your teams into innovation and growth outcomes!
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Email me if your team has questions on Analytics projects.
15 Project Management Apps
Project Manager Tips
Just in from Zapier. First, Zapier is a cool site that links together cloud-based tools into automated workflows. I use it.
Second, they posted a list of tools which of course is led by Trello, a great Kanban tool for personal or team project use. Other tools are intriguing too! Let me know which tools you use.