In project management, performance measurement is essential to assess the success of all project stages. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) play a vital role in this process, providing project managers with an overview of the progress, efficiency and impact of these stages. Project KPIs: how to achieve them? Before diving into measuring project performance using KPIs, it's essential to have a clear understanding of project expectations. These expectations serve as the foundation for determining all your project's objectives, expected results and success criteria. Many organizations set up their own KPI systems. But generally speaking, project teams ask themselves the same questions around these indicators: What is the status of the project today? Have we achieved our objectives? Have we delivered the expected deliverables? Are we on schedule? Are we on budget? Also read: Mastering deadlines for project management - the bluesoft-group.com Blue Soft Group (bluesoft-group.com) Expectations and objectives need to be defined at the outset to provide clear direction, and then KPIs need to be selected [...].
In project management, the PMO (Project Management Officer) occupies a central position. His role is crucial in transmitting tools and methods to his team. He is responsible for supporting and improving project management. A common base of best practices PMO methods and tools are based on a common base of best practices. They are now widely documented. Since the 1980s, they have been gradually implemented in a standardized way, based on British and American standards (PMBOK and PRINCE 2). Today, these best practices are increasingly well known in project management. Unfortunately, they are not always applied very well, and it is precisely the role of the PMO to apply and pass them on. They include major topics such as planning. The latter aims to define milestones and a timetable for completing the project, taking into account the human, material and financial resources required. In short, the ABCs of project management. Best practices also cover subjects such as risk management. In other words, anticipating what [...]
In any project, it's essential to understand everyone's roles, especially between PMO and AMOA. There are often many players involved. Each role needs to be defined in advance to ensure the success of the project. So, what are the differences or similarities between the PMO (Project Management Office) and the AMOA (Assistance à Maîtrise d'Ouvrage)? While the roles may seem similar, they are very different. Definition A Project Management Office (PMO) is an entity or structure within an organization responsible for overseeing, standardizing and supporting project management practices. The PMO's objective is to ensure the consistency, efficiency and success of projects within the company, by providing tools, processes and resources for project management. AMOA, or "Assistance à la Maîtrise d'Ouvrage", is a role or function within a project or organization that involves providing support and expertise to the project management or project owner. The AMOA's objective is to act as a link between the company's business needs and the project's [...]
The term PMO, an acronym for Project Management Office, can refer to both a person and an organization. Although they share the same acronym, their roles differ slightly. In this article, find out more about the PMO as an organization and as a person, as well as their essential contributions to project management. PMO as an organization: project and program management for the company. The organizational PMO, sometimes referred to as the "project office", brings together professionals working together to oversee the management of projects and programs. Its role encompasses various aspects, such as defining work methodologies within the company. It supports projects in difficulty and acts as a reference point for project managers. As a central entity, it ensures consistent management of projects and portfolios. The PMO as a person: technical expertise and project monitoring The PMO as a person, or Project Management Officer, is technically responsible for monitoring and supervising projects. He represents the project management expert and ensures that objectives are met. He guides teams through technical challenges and guarantees the [...]
A project is much more than just a temporary organization of work. It is a vector of change within an organization, bringing together a team, resources and means to achieve specific objectives. In this article, we explore the nature of a project and its role in organizational change, highlighting its key characteristics and the deliverables it produces. A project is characterized by its temporality. It begins at a specific point in time and ends when its objectives are achieved. During this period, a team of professionals works together, using specific methods to coordinate their efforts. Work organization is therefore an essential element in guaranteeing the success of a project. Deliverables are the concrete results of a project. They can take many forms, from a new IT system to a departmental reorganization or a technological feasibility study. These deliverables are created to meet the objectives set by the organization. They are the fruit of teamwork and are essential to generating the expected change. Project objectives Each project has specific objectives assigned to it. These objectives may vary according to the organization's needs. [...]
Computer systems and computers are not the only ones with security vulnerabilities: mobile devices and applications are also very vulnerable to cyber attacks. Some vulnerabilities are more frequent on this type of technical environment and it is necessary to detect them, from the creation phase of an application to the end of its life cycle. I - Security on Android and iOS: two rooms, two atmospheres On the smartphone market, two operating systems predominate: iOS and Android. In June 2021, their combined market share is 99.9% on the French market. Source : Apple or Android Nation? Statista These two operating systems have their own specificities in terms of application development. Indeed, while iOS applications are mainly programmed in Objective-C language, Java is used on Android. The same goes for their installation, configuration, programming environment, design, testing and management of the cybersecurity strategy. II - The main types of vulnerabilities in mobile applications Before listing the main vulnerabilities observed in mobile applications, it is important to remember that there are two categories of vulnerabilities in mobile applications.
How to secure data in a mobile application? In the age of hyper-connectivity, the issue of data protection is a constant in cybersecurity. There are plenty of examples of massive hacks, such as in May 2020 when a smartphone caller ID app reported a security breach. The personal data of more than 47.5 million users was then exposed to theft. Today, the security of an application's data must be maintained throughout the Application Development Life Cycle (ADLC) and long after the end user has downloaded it. Rest assured, there are many ways to effectively improve data security on a mobile application without compromising the user experience. Best practice #1 for securing your data: analyze the risks beforehand The areas of vulnerability of an application vary according to its architecture and functionality. It is therefore essential to perform a preliminary risk analysis before launching a development project. To do so, make sure you know all the characteristics of your future application: do you want to integrate a payment module? An identification system? Do you need access to your contacts?
Cyber attacks are no longer epiphenomena: 4 out of 5 companies claim to have already been victims of cyber attacks. One might also think that cybersecurity issues only concern very large companies. That's not true: in 2019, the average size of organizations victimized by ransomware was 645 employees. Regardless of the size of your organization, cybersecurity is a topic to be taken very seriously as crime is increasing and the consequences of attacks can be catastrophic. "The banking industry is the most exposed sector to cyberattacks: +238% of attacks worldwide since the start of the pandemic between February and April 2020." Source: research firm VMware Carbon Black There are many types of cyberattacks in business. Some are well known, others are more confidential and therefore more devious. Here are the main ones in this article. Malware: Public Enemy No. 1 Malware is by far the most common cyberattack within organizations. In 2020, the cybersecurity company AV Test GmbH counted more than one billion pieces of malware worldwide: The most frequent types of malware in [...]
How can you optimize risk management with DevOps and continuous testing in the face of ever-increasing production and development pace? Today, IT organizations are under constant pressure to meet ever-tighter time-to-market deadlines. To meet this pressure, many have adopted Agile and DevOps methods. These methods are successful, but sometimes at the expense of security and risk management. Indeed, it is absolutely essential to take into account all the security aspects before launching an application on the market. If end-users encounter problems that cause the application to be temporarily shut down... it may already be too late. Knowing how to define the acceptability of risk is a key point for any company that wants to adopt an Agile or DevOps environment, because the development cycle is much shorter. Theoretically, it's simple. In reality, there is often an information asymmetry between the definition of risks by project managers and the actual management of these risks by development teams. The objective of this article is to emphasize the hot spots to watch out for when you want to manage your risks.
After having received a lot of criticism, the RGPD has been installed in all companies and administrations. From now on, the processing of data (personal or sensitive) is governed by new rules. However, the success of the RGPD is not just based on free consent or controlled cookies, but on the whole system of hosting and processing data. What about the security of our data? Has health data experienced a greater risk with COVID-19? 2 years later, it's time to take stock. RGPD and data governance According to the recent European Commission Report, companies "are developing a culture of compliance and are increasingly promoting the high level of data protection they provide as a competitive advantage." Both the European Commission and the CNIL are pleased with the success of the GDPR. With a 79% increase in complaints in 5 years, the least we can say is that citizens are informed. The CNIL has given itself several missions for 2020. Firstly, to reinforce its support for companies to implement compliance of their practices with, for example, a guide for developers. This year, [...]