Project Management

Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals. A project is a temporary endeavor with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. (Wikipedia)

Help me, Spock!

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Help me, Spock!

Mr. Spock is a fictional character in the Star Trek media franchise.  His half-human, half-Vulcan heritage challenges him with many internal and external conflicts. A similar yin and yang for most IT project managers is the challenge they face working with business and technology teams.  That is to say, project managers working with business stakeholders, whose primary goal is to cut cost, and IT teams, who want the latest and greatest technology. Although somewhat stereotypical, this statement seems to fit many organizations working toward success; sometimes at the expense of the groups they serve. “It’s much easier to get the job done, if you ignore those pesky...

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