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Blue Ball Solutions Becomes First Changepoint Partner to Reach Platinum Status

Changepoint a leading provider of project and portfolio management (PPM), enterprise architecture (EA) and professional services automation applications (PSA), today announced that Blue Ball Solutions has become Changepoint’s first partner to achieve Platinum status. As Changepoint’s first dedicated European partner, Blue Ball has worked with numerous global enterprise clients to achieve …

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Why and how IT hirers should embrace social media

WHY AND HOW IT HIRERS SHOULD EMBRACE SOCIAL.

I was amazed to learn this week that a UK firm, one that is a major user of technology to deliver its services and a large employer of millennials … bans its staff from using social media during office hours. It got me thinking. Given that increasingly this age group …

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Never blow an IT project budget again

Never blow an it project budget again

Most of my friends, colleagues and clients are forecasting that IT budgets will increase during 2017 but according to a recent survey, many CIOs say that managing and implementing those budgets is getting tougher. Which, I suppose, stands to reason. With greater budgets comes greater responsibility and every organisation wants …

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Why you need a CIO on the board

why you need a cio on the board

Only four specialist IT professionals have made it into the boardrooms of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies. Put that another way ninety-six of the UK’s biggest firms have no tech representation on their board! I think this should be a major action plan for EVERY company or organisation. OK, a …

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Would Santa be a great Project Manager?

would santa be a great project manager?

Santa delivers his project on time every year, despite its scope increasing year after year due to increased numbers of children – naughty or nice. Sure, the big man has a year to prepare to make sure he nails it and the methodology is tried and tested to the extreme …

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As 27% of CIOs predict increasing the number of IT contractors on their books – how not to get handcuffed to expensive retainers

What's the P in your PMO

One of the greatest arguments for hiring contractors over permanent staff is reduced headcount – when work is quiet you want fewer “bums on seats” waiting for something to do. I am therefore surprised to find many companies are voluntarily tying themselves into contracts with contractors that effectively do this …

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This Halloween: how to kill off your zombie projects

How to kill off your zombie projects

Do you have them? Projects that set out with the greatest of intentions but which failed to deliver and because no-one ever put them out of their misery they stumble on devouring resources with every uneven step they take. Zombie projects. Most CIOs, Project Managers and Project teams will vehemently …

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