Snowstorms’ Lessons About IT Project Strategy via Banking Exchange

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Sometimes when you’ve encountered a blizzard, you might feel overwhelmed by the task of solving the “problem” that is your snow-buried driveway or walkway. What’s the solution? How are you going to fix this?

You go to your garage, get out the shovel, and start digging. There isn’t any fancy solution here to make the problem go away, it’s just going to take some elbow grease. It’s laborious and unpleasant, but it’s the only way to get the job done. IT projects are much like encountering a snowed-in walkway. It’s clear that the only solution is to dive in and start digging your way out of the problem – even if the simple solution is time consuming and unpleasant.

Read more about this concept, and how to approach these situations, in my full article on Banking Exchange.

Lessons from Ikea About Project Management

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It isn’t a secret that Ikea furniture is difficult to assemble. In fact, that might be putting it too lightly. Technology projects, similar to Ikea furniture, often have large segments to them that fall into this “complicated” category. The key to overcoming these complicated tasks so that you can move on and achieve the big-picture end goal is project management. Read more about the project management lessons you can learn from Ikea about project management, and how you can apply them to IT projects in my latest article for Banking Exchange.