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10 qualities of successful IT leaders

Leadership is both a challenge and a blessing. It is transformational in its core essence. It is a unique opportunity to...

October 25th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

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10 challenges facing IT leaders in a startup

As an IT leader appointed to manage in various contexts and environments, I had to face multiple concurrent challenges and...

October 24th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

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IBM Canada points finger at Conservatives over Phoenix payroll training: CBC

Who's to blame for the continuing foul-up of the federal government's Phoenix payroll system? With both Conservative and Liberal governments...

September 29th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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The top three project success constraints

“This isn't what we agreed to do...” “I didn’t say this...” “I didn’t mean that ...” “I can’t approve this...”...

June 17th, 2016 Tamer Marzouk

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ThoughtWorks adds dependency management to Mingle for fast scaling of agile development

As developers increasingly take on a more operational role to support the apps they build, tools that keep everyone on...

December 14th, 2015 Gary Hilson

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Ontario government, IBM smacked for bungled software project

IBM Corp. and Ontario's Ministry of Community and Social Services have been stung by the province's auditor general for the bungled...

December 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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SIDEBAR: Ontario effort among the worst a project manager has ever seen

The Ontario's troubled SAMS information management system is "absolutely among the worst" examples of poor project management one expert says...

December 10th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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Why IT shouldn’t be the ‘orphan step-child’ of project management

Last month wasn’t one of Hewlett Packard Co.’s finest. The company is being sued by the state of Michigan, which...

October 8th, 2015 Danny Bradbury

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The implications of Google’s prized Borg software becoming open-sourced

Identifying performance issues, showing trends and establishing baseline for various processes to make SQL server performance faster might not be...

July 14th, 2015 Robert Cordray