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Recession? 10 Tips to Manage Your Recession Hit Staff

Recession has put companies in a fix to cut on every possible things like resources, pay and expenditure etc. Recession has hit hard on the economy and companies are feeling the wrath so does their managers. Its evident that this recession is not going to leave soon, so what are the best managerial tips to […]

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How To Administer Risk Associated With Web Applications

Corporate around the world are working on innovative ideas and building web based applications as they provide flexibility, low maintainability cost, rich functionality and adds up the benefits of its own. Companies offering services are also major player and they will stay in the market for very long time (as per survey). Software as a […]

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Tips for Successful Project Effort Estimation

Project Time estimation is most important factor in projects lifeline. There are three types of estimation required for a project: Effort Required Project Duration Project Cost Effort estimation should be done first and that will help you determine the duration and thus cost. Following are few efforts estimation tips which can save lot of time […]

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Quality Process and Management of web applications

Quality itself has been defined as fundamentally relational:  ‘Quality is the ongoing process of building and sustaining relationships by assessing, anticipating, and fulfilling stated and implied needs. “Quality is the extent to which products, services, processes, and relationships are free from defects, constraints, and items which do not add value for customers.” You cannot improve […]

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Interviewing techniques to gather project requirements

There are many ways to gather requirements. Interviewing — where you talk to the people who will define the new solution to determine what they need — is probably the default technique for most projects. Interviewing can be an easy process if the person you’re talking to is organised and logical in their thought process. […]

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The 10 most dangerous species of IT team leader

After yet more research into the various species that inhabit this working world of ours, I return with a new set of taxonomic classifications. This time, we concern ourselves with the team leader, in all his or her many guises. As ever, there are many competent and sociable team leaders in IT departments; but they […]

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Four tips for using metrics on your project

Identifying, gathering, and leveraging the right mix of metrics is a way to gain better control of your large project. The value can be quantified in a number of areas including: 1. Improved performance of the overall project fulfillment and delivery process 2. Improved estimating for future projects 3. Validation of duration, cost, effort and […]

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7 techniques for managing your technical staff

In my post Four things you should know about your technical staff , I talked about some of the general characteristics of an IT project team. For example: 1. They tend to be introverts 2. They tend to think more logically than emotionally 3. They tend to be problem solvers 4. They tend to be […]

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Hire a diverse project team without compromising on the best candidates

To many people, the focus on diversity is synonymous with the hiring of inferior quality for the sake of meeting quotas. But companies have found that there is long-term business value associated with a diverse workforce. Why is diversity awareness needed to begin with? Let’s assume your project team has an opening. You want to […]

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10 ways to effectively estimate and control project costs

Building a better bottom line is just as important for an IT department as it is for the whole organisation at the enterprise level. Implementing sound financial management within an IT framework is broader than simply being more efficient. Many factors are involved: an understanding of the main drivers of IT costs, aligning IT spending […]

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