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The Value of Leadership

Written on September 16, 2011

The vision and leadership of the top executives of a company can make or break even the mightiest of businesses. There have been some timely examples of this in the headlines lately – let’s take a look at a few examples.

 

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FaceTime & Skype = Virtual Interviewing

Written on August 17, 2011

Morton recruiters are utilizing video calling software such as FaceTime and Skype for interviews. Morton Consulting, IT news that matters.

 

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All Together Now

Written on July 11, 2011

The reigning days of segmenting a company are behind us. Oh sure, there will always be divisions and departments by necessity, but Morton has other ideas.

 

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Management v. Micro-Management

Written on May 27, 2011

Do you recognize the line between management and micro-management? A key quality of a good project manager is learning when to be hands-on, and when to let the team do what they do best. This “line” is enigmatic, and depends on the project, the team members, and your own personality and management style.   Bright […]

 

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Learning From Amazon and Sony

Written on May 6, 2011

If you’ve never encountered a major technical issue resulting in significant damage and/or downtime to your system, count yourself lucky and be forewarned. Let’s take a look at how these companies have responded to their issues.

 

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A Short History of Agile

Written on March 7, 2011

Agile emerged in the early 2000’s as an alternative to the traditional waterfall-style management that many felt was at the root of common issues such as delays and poor internal communication. Closely related to emerging methodologies such as Extreme Programming and DSDM, Agile came on the scene with the publishing of the Agile Manifesto in 2001.

 

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How are PMBOK and Waterfall Related?

Written on February 17, 2011

Coming off the heels of our three-headed discussion of requirements analysis, we’re going to branch out into some more project management-focused discussion. Namely, we’re going to talk about the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide, or PMBOK.

 

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The Documents of the Requirements Analysis

Written on February 2, 2011

The three primary documents from this phase are the business requirements report, the conceptual systems design plan, and the strategy documents (training, testing, implementation, etc).

 

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Avoiding Problems with Requirements

Written on January 26, 2011

Avoiding problems with requirements gathering and analysis requires thorough communication with the customer at the start of development.

 

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The Basics of Requirements Analysis

Written on January 12, 2011

Requirements Gathering and Analysis is the critical first step of the classic Waterfall methodology of development. In a nutshell, this is the phase where the customer and stakeholders are consulted to lay out exactly what product or process is required and what that must consist of.

 

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