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Good business leaders understand the importance of establishing key metrics to measure effectiveness and efficiency of delivery against organizational goals and initiatives. Key word here "metr...
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Uncertainty is everywhere - in markets, in budgets, in boardrooms, and in customer requirements. In fact, "uncertainty" has joined "change" as the only constants. Uncertainty means risk, and th...
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You might have heard that National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently published a new Cybersecurity Framework for critical infrastructure. The framework is not perfect, but i...
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Over the course of the last month, we've had a great time at Harbaugh's restaurant. As a reminder, I created Harbaugh's Restaurant to help readers understand the ITIL Service Lifecycle in relat...
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Do you know your return on investment (ROI) for modifying current software applications, or a new software project? I'll bet you don't. Even if you do, I would wager that you are not as comfort...
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Casey Stengal was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and later became a manager who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. The baseball almanac has an entire page devoted t...
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There are several unhealthy management scenarios that may befall a project when it decides to invest resources towards tracking cost, schedule, and performance. The catalyst for these situation...
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Brad Ellis of Cask spoke at the ICEAA Central VA Chapter Meeting on February 20th. He discussed "Analysis of Joint Strike Fighter Cost Growth," as featured in the Winter Edition of The Estimato...
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Welcome back to Harbaugh's! In case this is your first time stopping by, the last several weeks we've been learning about the different stages of the Service Lifecycle in "non-IT" terms, to hel...
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The last couple of weeks, we have learned about the first two phases of the Service Lifecycle in "non-IT" terms. In case you're just joining us, we are comparing each phase of the ITIL Service ...
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Jason Rosenfeld of Cask has been invited to participate in theCIO Summit on IT Governance where he will be discussing the importance and guidelines for effective IT Management.
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A few weeks ago, a fellow Cooper (Portfolio and Project Management SME) and I (Enterprise Architect) were enjoying some good, Cooper-colloquy regarding the role that data and information play i...
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