Any business seeking to do gain customers from their website will be relying on Google to supply some of their customer traffic. If you're one of those businesses, one of the worst nightmares imaginable is being targeted by a Google penalty.
The new Gartner Hype Cycle for 2014 has recently been published. Sitting proudly at the top of the ‘peak of inflated expectations’ is the internet of things. You don’t have to fully buy into Gartner’s analysis to find it a useful tool.
A key need in the NHS is for accurate performance data. A presentation by Rachael Watkin of NHS England, and James Mucklow and Paul Craig of PA Consulting to PROMSG described an award-winning agile project that created an ‘Integrated Intelligence Tool’ that supplied just this sort of information.
PROMSG is the BCS Project, Programme and Portfolio Specialist Group, and as such is keenly aware of the current enthusiasm for agile project management. PROMSG is not in the business of promoting any particular standard approach to project management.
Project and programme manager, Elizabeth Harrin. I first had the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth when her book, Shortcuts to Success - Project management in the real world, was shortlisted for the 2014 CMI Management Book of the Year.