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ALSO CALLED: Enterprise Project Management, IT Project Management
DEFINITION: Project management is a methodical approach to planning and guiding project processes from start to finish. According to the Project Management Institute, the processes are guided through five stages: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Project management can be applied to almost any type of project and is widely used to control the complex processes of software development projects.  … 
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PPM: What's the ROI?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper offers an in-depth look at the benefits and ROI of one PPM suite that combines project, resource, and financial management with comprehensive portfolio analysis and assessment. Read now to view an example business case, and discover the benefits this technology could offer you.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

CA Technologies.

Unlock the Mystery of Effective Strategic Planning
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative infographic illustrates four key tips to more effective planning, and introduces a project portfolio management (PPM) suite that gives you the capabilities and best practices you need to optimize PPM and make more strategic investments.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

CA Technologies.

Functionality First: A Prescriptive Approach to Simpler, Faster and More Cost-effective PPM
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: As the demand for new products and services increases, budgets and staffing resources remain flat in many organizations. In order to cost-effectively meet market demands, savvy businesses are looking to new project portfolio management (PPM) tools to keep costs down while optimizing value.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Top-Down Planning and Bottom-Up Execution: Harmony or Discord?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Recently, there's been a push to make project planning more strategic, and at the same time, organizations are striving to become more flexible and adaptable. But is this Agile execution at odds with the more strategic planning, or do these two approaches help create a more responsive environment for the business?
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Choosing the Right Project and Portfolio Management Solution
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In order to make sure your project and portfolio management (PPM) strategy is effective, you need to choose the right PPM platform. This buyer's guide can help you make that PPM platform decision, as it provides insight into 11 key factors you should consider when evaluating platforms.
Posted: 10 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

CA Technologies.

UC And Collaboration Adoption By Business Leads To Real Benefits
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, research shows that buyers are investing in a wide range of UC&C capabilities. The data shows that they derive real business value when deploying multiple capabilities based on the latest innovations in ways that meet both IT operational and line-of-business requirements.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

Powering Project-Driven Businesses with Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a cloud-based PPM technology that gives you a full view of the entire project lifecycle, and easily integrates with ERP and financial management applications. Witness how this technology enables you to achieve the six tenets of PPM by reading now.
Posted: 26 Mar 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

Modernize Your Business with Oracle ERP Cloud
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the value of moving ERP to the cloud and offers an inside look at how Oracle's ERP cloud offering can improve financials, procurement, project portfolio management, and more.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 25 Mar 2014

Oracle Corporation

Top Ten IT Skills for 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource lists the top ten IT skills and technologies that are going to be in demand in 2014. The IT world changes quickly, and understanding these skills and technologies will help IT professionals remain relevant.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

The Six Critical Skills for Leading Complex Federal Projects
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Managing a project within a government entity can be difficult with the sheer magnitude of the red tape involved. There are, however, several steps that you can take as a project manager to get ahead of the curve and anticipate previously unforeseen risks and issues with your project team.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Happy Happy Happy: Improving the Life & Legacy of the Project Management Office
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: If your Project Management Office can only provide transactional functions such as status reporting, review and project monitoring, it may be time to consider an enterprise cloud-based PPM solution. Access this eBook to find out if your traditional PMO could make you a Sitting Duck. You'll learn important steps for becoming a PMO Commander.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Sep 2013

Innotas

The Executive Buyer's Guide to Project Portfolio Management
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: Move your IT projects and resources into the cloud. Download Innotas' Executive Buyer's Guide to Project Portfolio Management. The Guide provides you with an overview of Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and delivers important buying criteria to help you select the best PPM solution.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Innotas

The Transformational CIO
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: This ebook presents CIOs and IT executives with a modern approach to becoming change agents and drive innovation within their organizations
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Innotas

The Four Elements of EIGRP
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: EIGRP has been used successfully for many years by enterprises of all sizes, using mostly Cisco devices. It converges as fast as any other internal gateway protocol and provides features that facilitate design, implementation, and troubleshooting. Download this resource to learn more.
Posted: 24 Jan 2014 | Published: 21 Feb 2014

Global Knowledge

Orange is the New Black
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: There's a reason those little boxes on your spreadsheets are called "cells."  In an age of over-crowded budgets and global competition, businesses need their IT organizations to do more than complete projects on time, on budget and with the required functionality. IT must become a true business partner.
Posted: 11 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Innotas

Project Portfolio Management in the Public Sector: Benefits, Challenges, Best Practices and Gotchas
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: As federal government programs have dramatically increased in number and complexity, more agencies have turned to project portfolio management (PPM). This helpful white paper provides an overview of the key things federal agency officials need to know about PPM, as well as best practices to follow and pitfalls to avoid with PPM implementation.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

Benchmark Your Project: Portfolio Management Capabilities
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: To help with your PPM efforts, benchmarking can help you understand just how well developed your capabilities are and what you need to do to improve them. Read this helpful white paper to learn more about PPM benchmarking, and discover five key factors that will help you determine your PPM readiness.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Oracle Corporation

Agile Maturity Report Benchmarks and guidelines to improve your effectiveness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Agile methods are no longer just for small software development teams -- organizations of all sizes are quickly adopting these strategies to achieve success with project portfolios. In this comprehensive report, explore the results of an Agile maturity survey of various types of organizations and projects
Posted: 07 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

IBM

Tips and Techniques to Pass the PMP® Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Passing the Project Management Professional® (PMP) certification exam can seem like a daunting task when project managers first decide to take the leap. Following the best practices outlined here can put you on the road to certification and will have you prepared for your PMP® Boot Camp.
Posted: 25 Oct 2013 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Global Knowledge

Simplifying Programs for Better Performance and Reinvestment Opportunities in the Public Sector
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews the Federal CIO's strategic approach to achieve more with less. You'll also learn how to implement and create the infrastructure to support your strategy.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

Optimize Programs and Fulfill Mandate Expectations with Project and Portfolio Governance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: With Oracle's Primavera Portfolio Management's enterprise approach to governance, agency executives can align projects with strategic goals, balance spending and assess risk. Plus, strategic governance provides greater levels of transparency and accountability, so compliance is never an issue and the return on taxpayer's funds is always rewarding.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

The Rise of Project Intelligence: When Project Management is Just Not Enough
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn to make the PI process an integral part of project management for everyone involved in an organization and utilize the power of historical knowledge for the implementation of future projects.
Posted: 16 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Oracle Corporation

Agile in the enterprise - Meet the requirement for transparency and visibility
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: To foster innovation and accelerate release, organizations are moving to Agile development practices -- but much of this work still happens in isolation. True business agility requires collaboration of various Agile teams across the entire organization.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survival Guide to Going Agile
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This Guide provides tips for using Agile approaches to plan, manage, and deliver high-value work. You'll learn more about the differences between traditional project management and Agile, find the Agile role that's best for you, understand the dynamics of Agile teamwork, and get started on the transition to becoming an Agile practitioner.
Posted: 14 Nov 2013 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Rally Software

Software Asset and Licence Management Best Practice
sponsored by Flexera Software
WHITE PAPER: SAvvy businesses realize there's a huge opportunity for cost savings and risk mitigation with the right approach to software asset management (SAM) and software license management. In this informative resource, explore best practices for a better approach to SAM and license management, so you can take full control of all your enterprise software.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

Flexera Software
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PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is one example of a methodology for guiding the project management process from an initial feasibility study through maintenance of the completed application. Various SDLC approaches include the waterfall model, which was the original SDLC method; rapid application development (RAD); joint application development (JAD); the fountain model; the spiral model; build and fix; and synchronize-and-stabilize. A number of charting methods, such as the Gantt chart and PERT chart have been developed as tools to create a graphic representation of a project plan and … 
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