Posts Tagged ‘Managing IT Professionals’


Know About this IT Networking Strategy Change

Executives – There is a new strategy to consider moving toward that can save you money, increase security, speed up your networks and help you get ahead of your competition. What should you do about your Cisco stocks? Even the WSJ is talking about… Continue reading ‘Know About this IT Networking Strategy Change’

Executives Give Clues Before Firing IT Firms

Not all top-level executives, owners, and other decision makers are pleased with their outsourced IT firm. What signs should a service provider notice? Continue reading ‘Executives Give Clues Before Firing IT Firms’

Adding Security Makes Systems Unusable!

Ask your IT Professional: “Are you implementing the protections that users won’t notice anyway?” … Continue reading ‘Adding Security Makes Systems Unusable!’

Software Manufacturers Sometimes Sabotage Your Company!

The next question you need to ask your IT Professionals is: “Do you have to reduce security in order for all of our programs to work properly?” Continue reading ‘Software Manufacturers Sometimes Sabotage Your Company!’

Three secrets about managing IT pros

Of course, you know the solution to managing IT pros, both in-house and out-sourced, should be somewhere between “Give them free range” and “tie their hands.” Here are three key points perhaps nobody has told you before:
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Keep IT projects on schedule–part three

A PERT chart will show which steps in an IT project cannot be delayed without delaying the entire project.
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Keep IT projects on schedule–part two

Simple project management basics will help your IT professionals keep you informed about the ahead or behind schedule status of projects, with current predicted finish dates.
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Keep IT projects on schedule–part one

One of the most frequent complaints senior executives have about IT professions is that their projects are always behind and over budget.
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Executives-are you making informed decisions?

Often IT provides senior management with IT options, but fails to adequately inform the executives what the consequences are to a selected action.
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IT professionals–tell us when you finish

Amazingly enough, this is one of the most common complaints I hear about IT professionals: “I asked them to do such and such, and I waited a long time, and never heard from them. I was more and more frustrated every day! I finally asked them and they said they had completed the task a long time ago. Why in the heck couldn’t they have told me it was fixed?”
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