IT Project Life Cycle

An IT project provides an IT solution to a business problem/opportunity; it should have defined objectives, named deliverables, and a unique endeavor.  The project needs a start date, a target finish date, and a defined budget and resources.  The IT project management is usually guided by a methodology framework based on four key life cycles.  These project life cycles intersect and overlap …

Project Management Methodology Overview

As stated in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), “Project management is accomplished through processes using project management knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that receive inputs and generate outputs.” The project management teams in either public entities or provide consulting commonly customize and implement the project management workflow derived from the Project …

The IT Project Management Team – Roles and Responsibilities

Depending on the scope of a project, an IT project team may contain some or all of the 19 categories of team players. A single person can perform multiple roles, or multiple people may be needed for a single role, depending on the size and complexity of the project. Since IT projects are often outsourced with contractors involved, the roles and responsibilities listed that include contractor…

Issues and Challenges of Information Systems Management

Information technology (IT) is the backbone of today’s business operations.  All of IT is about using information systems to tap the power of information, – the information of business, finance, human resources, marketing, sales, buyers and suppliers, and research and development.  As stated in Xu (2013), Efficient and strategic use of information holds the key to enhanced competitiveness, i…

How to Get a IT Developer Job via HackerX

HackerX is the world’s largest invite-only networking & recruiting event for developers. It’s a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet with some of the world’s most innovative companies and fastest growing startups. It is like a job fair but in a much smaller and with better focus.

In the invite-only event, HackerX gives you 15-20 face-to-face meetings (5 minutes each) with top tech companies in y…

Customer Support Engineer Job Insights

Among  many layers of modern customer service support team, the Customer Support Engineer is a high-end IT support position. With the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) products particularly, the customer support engineer has become a meeting point for customers, sales, design, and development. To earn customers' hearts in today's competitive market, many companies put countless reps wo…

Top 10 IT Consulting Companies

Giant consulting companies provide IT outsourcing, enterprise integration, and technology services. That's where technical professionals from all over the world are hired to work on IT projects for global companies across all industrial sectors. IT consulting firms offer tremendous job opportunities, and it is relatively easy to break in. The following top 10 IT consulting firm list is provid…

Top 10 Database Systems

Database is the backbone of today's business. To IT professionals, database is a big deal of job success. No matter what you do in IT, sufficient database skills are required. There are varieties of database choices to run your business, from clustered enterprise servers to compacted desktop database applications. For a successful database implementation, the first step is to choose the datab…

How to Get More Than a Beginner's Salary

The other day, I received this question on our Expert forum.

“I am in a situation where I have studied communication, got a distinction for my final year … its been 3 yrs and I have landed in so many unrelated jobs that I beginning to think that I will never work in communications … how can I get there and not be paid a beginners salary??”

Data Warehousing Lifecycle Interview Questions

Can you describe data warehousing lifecycle?
Tell us what you know about data warehousing lifecycle?
What are the processes and phases in data warehousing lifecycle?

As the heat-up of big data, data warehousing jobs are opening everywhere. To get the highly-demanding job, you must demonstrate solid knowledge and experience during the job interview. Those asked above are fundamental questions to t…