Scope Creep Definition and Examples

Scope creep can be a nightmare for project managers, leading to project delays, overbudgets, and even failure. Every project manager must be able to plan for changes in project scope and manage scope creep. What is scope creep? Let’s begin with the question “What is scope?” Scope refers to the project’s documented work plan and … Read more

Schedule Performance Index for PMP(r), Professionals

Ever wonder how PMP(r), professionals are so accurate in assessing projects? Project managers carefully evaluate each aspect of these projects to identify potential flaws, as projects can sometimes deviate from their baseline over the course of their life. This entire process requires the use of various project management tools. That is why PMP(r), professionals have … Read more

Characteristics of a Savvy Schedule

Characteristics of a Savvy Schedule A Scheduler can do the same thing as Finance staff. A scheduler must show proof of all work involved in project completion. A schedule can be presented in many ways with different levels of detail. Here is a checklist to help you identify a quality schedule. Communicate clearly A schedule … Read more

For greater success, have a safety net for your projects!

For greater success, have a safety net for your projects! Even in the best of circumstances, managing software projects can be challenging. You must balance the constraints of limited resources, time, unreasonable demands, and expectations of all stakeholders. Project management is the proper management of technology, people and business modules, as well as finances and … Read more

Rough order of Magnitude vs. Definitive estimate

What is the difference between these types of estimates? When is the best time for one to be used? Rough Order of Magnitude – What does it mean and when can I use it? When the project is still in its early stages, the ROM method of estimation is used. You are asked to give … Read more

How to choose the right firewall

We have plenty of vendor-specific training available in our vast training library, so you can use Juniper, CheckPoint, Palo Alto or Palo Alto firewalls. You might also consider CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker or (ISC.2) CISSP certifications. The right firewall can make a big difference in opening up your critical data to the Internet and … Read more

How to build good habits and make them stick

Editor’s Note – Good study habits are essential for learning IT and earning certifications. Michael Aliotti, SPOTO executive coach, shared his tips for building strong habits that will last. Imagine if you could create a habit that would last? What if you could do the work to make it happen? Since you are reading this, … Read more

How to build an AD App for Onboarding Users

Management of Active Directory users within organizations could be a full-time occupation. Any automation skill is welcomed, as technology support specialists are so versatile. The most tedious task when creating new users in Active Directory Users & Computers is to add all the necessary settings and properties to user accounts. This can be a tedious … Read more

Why SCCM is a Superpower

There are many servers, desktops, as well as mobile devices, that you need to protect from the evils lurking on your network. You must deploy new applications and update them, and also apply patches to fix bugs or vulnerabilities. This is your first line of defense. You can also make sure your systems are secure … Read more