Articles By James R. Hughes

Technical audits crucial for project success

Technical audits crucial for project success

For any large-scale project, making certain that costs are justified relative to the expected benefits is essential. You also need...

May 3rd, 2001 James R. Hughes
Programming takes an extreme turn

Programming takes an extreme turn

Consider the following scenario: you have a team of software developers building a new Web-based application. The project manger consistently...

February 22nd, 2001 James R. Hughes
Successful projects need good people managers

Successful projects need good people managers

It may seem simplistic to say that 90 per cent of project management is people management. But as I have...

October 5th, 2000 James R. Hughes
Telecommuting revolution may increase productivity

Telecommuting revolution may increase productivity

Growing cities, like Toronto, continue to experience the impact of more commuters on their transit systems. Based on statistics from...

July 13th, 2000 James R. Hughes
Four steps to increased productivity

Four steps to increased productivity

With most Y2K initiatives complete, organizations can now begin to address the backlog of software enhancements and new software development....

April 6th, 2000 James R. Hughes
How formal should you be?

How formal should you be?

Almost all development organizations, and most large projects, reach a point when communication breaks down and it becomes necessary to...

December 16th, 1999 James R. Hughes
Don

Don

Today, many companies are so afraid of losing a perceived competitive advantage that they take on additional IT risk by...

October 21st, 1999 James R. Hughes
Manage risk and improve project success

Manage risk and improve project success

Expert project managers manage risks. By making risks visible, thinking through how to control them and monitoring action plans, you...

May 6th, 1999 James R. Hughes
Keeping things simple

Keeping things simple

Software is subject to "size creep." Operating systems and application software packages become larger and more complex with each release,...

March 11th, 1999 James R. Hughes