Procurement Vendor Selection

Introduction
How can eCommerce (EC) be a business pressure and an organizational response? Has EC somehow lost the human interaction or touch? Why do businesses change their business models in the digital age? How has EC affected dynamic and fixed pricing of products or services? What are the risks of using Web 2.0 tools? These questions [...]

Cross Functional Integration in Project Management

Introduction:
Bill Swanston and Gary Biggar work, respectively, as an Operations manager and Senior Business Analyst for Robbins-Gioia, Inc. delivered a presentation to the Project Management Institutes (PMI) annual Seminars & Symposium on September 7–16, 2000 in Houston, TX. I will be summarizing the their article “Developing a framework for establishing cross-functional integration within a product [...]

Building Project Team

Introduction
Starting a new project can be a very interesting experience, and yet it can also be a terrifying experience. Interesting or horrifying depends greatly on your level of experience. The most interesting and challenging part is actually putting the team together. There are many aspects to consider such as: What tasks need to be completed; [...]

Conflict Resolution in Project Management

Introduction:
Conflict in project management is very much like conflict in a marriage: it’s going to happen. The key is in the process used to resolve the conflict. The likelihood that conflict occurs in information systems development projects is extremely high because the individuals involved are from different backgrounds and cultures working together in the project. [...]

Team Building – A Critique

Trust has been shown to be of utmost importance to delivering projects successfully. Without even the best planned projects can fail. Without trust the project is doomed to continually fighting battles that threaten the team’s ability to deliver a quality product/service on time and within budget.

Project Leadership

Successful projects are usually the result of strong leadership. The question arises as to what is considered, or what does it take, to be a strong project leader. Especially in today’s world of project teams made up of people from cultures around the world. This paper will examine the many different aspects, interpersonal skills and qualities of what it takes to be the leader of a successful project in the IT world.

Risk Management: A Discussion

Having spent over 20 years in project management I have had the opportunity to determine risk in my projects many times over. In some companies I have worked for risk would be identified, analyzed, and a mitigation plan would be created. The risks would be carefully watched and acted upon should it become an issue. [...]