Today, there’s lots of ways you can make money. Too many ways actually. Each investment opportunity has its own set of pros and cons with varying degrees of risk and reward. However, the biggest question most financial planners tend to ask is “What is your goal?”. Duh, “To make money!” But, what does this really mean?
Originally Published 12/19/2010
I’m doubtful that we’ll dip back into a recession for quite some time. I’m not usually one to make financial predictions, but I wanted to explore the other side of the coin from the usual doom and gloom spewed from the media. We’ve come a long way since the Dow Jones’ lowest dip in March of 2009 to 6,626 points. The market has come back substantially since the recession bottomed out and is up approximately 68%! Now, the stock market hasn’t fully recovered to its peak in 2007. But, it’s getting closer each month!
I rarely drop the ball. Yes, that’s a bold statement. I’ve spent a significant amount of time trying to manage my own “to do” list and work priority efficiently. This has helped build my reputation as someone who gets the job done and is dependable. So, here’s what I’ve learned over the last seven years of working in the “real world”.
One of the most critical management items in IT is to manage work priority. But, how does this unfold into reality and how does an IT leader actually manage it? Lately, I keep hearing the buzzword "IT Governance", which basically equates to managing your project portfolio with the business. So, let's dive into some of the detailed steps to manage a project portfolio.
Humans love maps! I'm no exception. Whether its a google map or something sketched on a napkin. Life just seems to be a lot easier when you have a map guiding you through your journey. IT is also no exception. Having an IT road map is one of the best tools an IT leader can have in his or her toolbox.