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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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IT Skills Proficiency Tool
sponsored by Randstad
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the IT Skills Proficiency Tools, which will help you to determine what your talents are now and what they are likely to be for upcoming projects. By analyzing and evaluating your IT team's proficiency score, you can better develop training plans, indentify team members to groom for management, and more.
Posted: 06 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Randstad

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores current email usage in the workplace, as well as corporate email's anticipated future, including a more cohesive user experience with integrated application functionality, social capabilities, and transparent accessibility.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Experian’s IT Journey with NTT Communications ICT Solutions
sponsored by NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations to help them manage commercial and financial decisions. Australia was a key market for Experian to expand in, and recent approval of a privacy reform allowed Experian to provide its credit bureau services to the market.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

NTT Communications ICT Solutions and Hitachi Data Systems

Gaining Business Agility in the Cloud Through Smarter Sourcing
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how smart sourcing provides enterprises with a flexible tool for dealing with uncertain futures by supplying a platform for agility and greater visibility into spending and the value of their investments.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Selecting ERP for ETO Manufacturing
sponsored by IFS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses 5 essential points to consider for ETO ERP success. Hint, here's one now: Make sure that whatever software you are looking at has functionality for project control and monitoring. Read on for 4 more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IFS

Marketing Project Management Buyers Guide
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: 25% of creative teams don't track projects at all and 50% of teams don't use project management software. This buyer's guide discusses essential considerations for choosing a marketing project management software.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

AtTask

Carphone Warehouse Triples Work Capacity with AtTask Project Management
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: View this whitepaper to see how a mobile phone retailer improved project management by implementing a PPM system that offers visibility in project status, task accountability, and issue notifications.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

AtTask

How to Slay the Dragon of Enterprise Work
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: Only 23% of companies have standardized project management practices throughout their organization, proving the pertinent need for a complete understanding of project management. This whitepaper discusses the enterprise work lifecycle, providing step-by-step analysis of the entire management approach.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 05 Aug 2014

AtTask

40 Leaders, 40 Stories: PPM Experts Discuss Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper combines interviews from 40 PPM leaders, providing diverse insight into their experiences successfully leading teams.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

AtTask

The Changing Role of IT and What to Do About It
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: According to recent research, only 11% of IT leaders see IT as a developer of new, innovative services. This is troubling news, as IT should want more than to resolve tickets and be the keeper of others' IT investments. But as more CIOs are reporting to CEOs, the time is right for IT to secure its position as a strategic partner for the business.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

CA Technologies.

Break Away to Efficient, Responsive Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: View this infographic to explore the common pitfalls of IT project management, and learn how a cloud-based project portfolio management (PPM) tool can help you avoid them.
Posted: 10 Jun 2014 | Published: 10 Jun 2014

CA Technologies.

Intersecting Project Management and Business Analysis
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, learn why business analysis/requirements management and project management must go hand-in-hand, and learn how to foster collaboration between the business analysis/requirements team and project managers.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 01 May 2014

Global Knowledge

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.

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.

UC&C Technology Adoption Leads to Increased Business Value
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This Technology Adoption Profile synthesizes the latest research on the adoption of modern unified communications and collaboration technologies and the value that it provides to companies.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

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

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

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

Agile Business eBook Excerpt - Agile Steering
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this excerpt to build flexible and transparent processes allowing for frequent change in response to shifting conditions. It'll also help you understand the very real cost associated with not adopting a dynamic set of practices.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Rally Software

How to overcome roadblocks to legacy software replacement: a guide for IT leaders
sponsored by MSM Software
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper gathers together the views of IT leaders from a recent survey of IT leaders and identifies the most typical roadblocks encountered when attempting to modernize legacy systems – as well as how they address those challenges.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

MSM Software

Gain Visibility And Insight Into All Your Application Investments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Trends such as Agile development, mobile applications, outsourcing, and composite applications are changing the definition of application lifecycle management (ALM). You need a complete end-to-end view of your application investments -- you need project and portfolio management (PPM) as a part of your ALM strategy.
Posted: 28 May 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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
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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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