Risky Projects: What Batman Got Wrong in Batman v Superman
By all accounts, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” wasn’t a great movie. Project managers know why: It’s because Batman didn’t understand how to manage risks in a project. All project management begins from one simple principle, outlined in Learning Tree’s Project Management: Skills for Success course: No one can deliver an impossible project. An “impossible” project […]
Hotel Security and the Internet of Things
The Hilton chain of hotels, a total of 11 brands, is rapidly increasing the degree to which customers can use their smart phones not only as reservation tools but as keys. They have announced that guests will, by the end of this year, be able to use their smart phones to select their room at […]
Examining the Financial Trade-Off to Securing your Organization
What is perfect security? Does it mean that there can be no break-ins, no stolen credentials, no lost data? Is that a good goal? One of the first things we discuss in Learning Tree Course 468, System and Network Security Introduction is the goals for organizational security. A colleague once said his company’s goal was […]
Is Your Project Plan-Driven or Change-Driven?
Sometimes our project success is directly related to the quality of planning that gets done. When you define your project approach, you must decide where it falls across the spectrum of plan-driven approaches and change-driven approaches. Plan-driven project approaches focus on ensuring that the solution is fully defined before its implementation begins. Change-driven project approaches are indicative of a […]