Project Management

May 22, 2020 New York State Leads the Charge in Upcoming Zoom Security Enhancements

The Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York has reached a settlement with Zoom Video Communications. The agreement promises enhanced data security and user controls.

May 22, 2020 Verizon Acquires BlueJeans for $400-500 Million

Verizon has acquired BlueJeans for between $400-500 million. The move will see BlueJeans integrated into Verizon’s 5G plans, utilizing BlueJeans' advanced and encrypted video-conferencing solutions for telehealth, eLearning, and field service work.

May 20, 2020 Is Focused on User Adoption As WFH Continues

Adoption is one of the biggest challenges that organizations deal with when implementing commercial project management tools. Amid a global pandemic, this challenge has only been exasperated with many working from home.

May 14, 2020 Prove the Value of Enterprise Architecture With SMART KPIs

This note outlines some of the fundamental KPIs that you should measure to show the success of the enterprise architecture team. It also discusses how you measure them and visualize the result.

May 12, 2020 The Many Flavors of Application Rationalization

The application portfolio management (APM) tool space can be a confusing one, as many software vendors offer their own take of what APM is. Enterprise architecture, application management and project portfolio management tools offer an APM use case, but these are often quite skewed the primary function of the tool.

May 08, 2020 Application Rationalization During M&A

Application rationalization fails when the chosen framework does not match your scenario or the goals for your application portfolio. This note looks at how to apply application rationalization during an M&A.

May 05, 2020 Application Rationalization Oversimplified

Often people misidentify the purpose of application rationalization, leading to misuse and unsatisfactory results. We try to break application rationalization down to its simplest form to understand how to make the most of this critical IT function. tr

May 05, 2020 Stop Measuring Technical Debt, Start Measuring Risk & Value

Measuring technical debt is important, but more important is communicating the implications of this problem in terms of risk to business capabilities. Cast Highlight tools are used for application portfolio management (APM), specializing in applying code analytics to business decisions regarding your organization’s applications.

May 05, 2020 Get the Full Picture: Rationalizing Your Apps in Isolation Is Not Rationalization

Many application rationalization tools and frameworks miss the true benefits of this practice, as they only assess the individual application without consideration for its redundancies. Infusing an enterprise architecture perspective, as seen with LeanIX, will generate the bigger savings you are looking for.

April 30, 2020 Webex Meetings Update Aims to Improve Intuitive Joining

With an update that makes it easier for new and existing users to jump into a meeting, Cisco’s Webex is looking to address one of the few areas where it’s not rated at the very top of the pack.

April 30, 2020 Turn Your Canon Camera Into a Professional-Grade Webcam

If you’ve been working remotely during the pandemic, chances are you’re doing a lot of videoconferences with a poor-quality laptop webcam. If you own a Canon camera and use Windows 10, a new free utility can help you upgrade that A/V setup.

April 27, 2020 Zoom Improves Security and Privacy With Version 5.0 Update

Zoom is living up to its namesake in its responsiveness in addressing security and privacy issues that users have identified. While the upcoming 5.0 update addresses many initial concerns, the product still does not offer end-to-end encryption.

April 24, 2020 Satisfaction With Software Drops With COVID-19 Uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

April 24, 2020 GitHub Free for Teams Helps Level the Playing Field

Almost a decade has passed since Marc Andreessen’s article “Why Software Is Eating The World” passionately defended the rise of software and its potential to disrupt every industry. The ensuing decade has proven his thesis to be true.

April 16, 2020 Zoom Account Logins for Sale … on the Dark Web

Security research firm Cyble has reported a discovery of over 500,000 Zoom accounts, including login and password information, being sold on the dark web and in hacker forums.

April 15, 2020 Zoom Shares Benefit From COVID-19 Outbreak

While the US stock market declines as rapid selloffs follow COVID-19’s global outbreak, Zoom Video shares have increased. This is because more people are choosing to work remotely to avoid contracting the disease, positioning videoconferencing as an essential part of business continuity plans against biohazards.

April 15, 2020 Zoom Offers Range of Services to Help Combat COVID-19

Zoom has offered a range of new services to help those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

April 15, 2020 Online Learning Rises in Response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

April 15, 2020 Overview: Zoom Phone

This note provides an overview of Zoom’s webinar on March 17, 2020, which introduced its new Zoom Phone offering.

April 15, 2020 How to Use Your Own Custom Backgrounds With Microsoft Teams Today

Since COVID-19 social distancing measures forced us all to work from home, we’ve all been relying on web conferencing tools like Microsoft Teams a lot more often. While we still have to stay at home for a few more weeks at least, the good news is you can make it look like you’re anywhere else through the use of your own custom backgrounds in Microsoft Teams.

April 07, 2020 It’s Not About Projects vs. Products; It’s About Coming Together to Deliver Value

Product management should not replace project management. They are complementary and are both integral to enabling the frequent delivery of business value.