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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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Get More Work Done: A Manager’s Guide to Mixing Agile and Waterfall
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: Mixing Agile and Waterfall can be tricky, but they can work together to make your teams more efficient and get more work done. Read this whitepaper to learn how.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

Workfront

How To Avoid The Project Management Hall Of Shame
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: From the fall of Rome to the Sochi Olympics, take a journey through the Project Management Hall of Shame and learn from each mistake.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

Workfront

Project Margins: 5 Proven Ways to Improve
sponsored by FinancialForce
WHITE PAPER: Learn which 5 areas you should prioritize in order to ensure your organization is a market leader, not a laggard, in project margin performance.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

FinancialForce

Playing the Joint Project Manager-Business Analyst Role
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Being able to play both roles of a project manager (PM) and a business analyst (BA) is a great skillset to have. Learn how to ensure your team gets what it needs in these two key roles so that you all can deliver successfully.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

Global Knowledge

How to Enhance Your Global Project Management Competencies
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn what it takes to enhance your global project management competencies.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Apr 2015

Global Knowledge

Are All Those Project Management Tools Really Needed?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The tools described in this white paper are essential PM tools. Tools that will best be used, regardless of the project, are the WBS, communication model, and the precedence diagram. The other tools will be needed depending on the project.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Apr 2015

Global Knowledge

Building a Business Case for an Enterprise Work Management Solution
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: Without the right work management solution, a business' projects, goals, and long-term success may be severely wounded. This white paper explains why sticking to the status quo or implementing a partial solution isn't just ineffective in solving work management issues—it's costing enterprises millions of dollars each year.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Workfront

Taking Your Recruitment System Global
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations want to take their recruiting systems global, but aren't sure how to go about it. This white paper provides fives steps to planning your global expansion project. Read on to get started by thinking through the project in a linear, interactive way to frame the tasks at hand and better understand your organization.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

PPM Software, Evolved: A Buyer's Guide for Today's Project Teams
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the 5 failings inherent in many Project Portfolio Management (PPM) tools that you need to watch out for when selecting a solution for your business.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

Workfront

When Agile and Waterfall Collide: A Project Manager's Guide to Combining 2 Disparate Methodologies
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: Today's project managers are faced with a challenge: While most of their work follows a traditional Waterfall methodology, they're increasingly being asked to collaborate with Agile software development teams. This white paper dives into the differences between the two methodologies and provides a roadmap for combining them.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Apr 2015

Workfront

The True Cost of Project Management Inefficiencies
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: As a business leader, you know that projects, goals, and long-term success depend on clear project management. This white paper explains why sticking to an outdated process isn't just ineffective in solving work management issues—it's costing enterprises millions of dollars each year.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Apr 2015

Workfront

5 Top Reasons Why Project Managers Hate Their PM Tools
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: While project management tools can be very powerful, they often fall short of helping you to be truly efficient. This information-packed resource lists the 5 most common reasons why project managers hate their PM tools, and explores what can be done to fix them.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Apr 2015

Workfront

Solving the Big Data Intention-Deployment Gap
sponsored by BlueData Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top reasons that big data projects are not meeting expectations in this informative white paper. Uncover the role that big data infrastructure plays in big data analytics and learn how your organization can overcome these hurdles to get the results they need.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BlueData Software, Inc.

Corporate Roadblocks to Agile Adoption and Evolution
sponsored by Catalyst IT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the corporate roadblocks that impede the adoption and evolution of software development methodologies, particularly those within Agile frameworks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Catalyst IT

Maintain Your Competitive Edge with CA Project and Portfolio Management SaaS
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how Qantas was able to adopt a more standardised and consistent approach to product management through the implementation of a project and portfolio management software as a service (SaaS) system, thereby improving reporting and efficiency.
Posted: 15 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Mar 2015

CA Technologies.

10 Best Practices for a Successful API Program
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are important in all of today's IT trends including cloud projects, software that interacts with sensors, contextual mobile applications, and getting big data into systems to be analyzed.Read this white paper for 10 best practices for a successful API program.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Axway

40 Leaders, 40 Stories: PPM Experts Discuss Moving from Project Management to Project Leadership
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper combines interviews from 40 PPM leaders, providing diverse insight into their experiences successfully leading teams.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Workfront

10 Problems Facing IT Teams and How to Solve Them
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: To successfully create high quality services and products, IT managers must look to how their teams work to become more effective and efficient. This e-book explores 10 struggles facing IT teams and how to resolve them.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Workfront

Master the Lifecycle of Work to Eliminate Project Pandemonium
sponsored by Workfront
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers the lifecycle of work - a 7 step methodology to bolster project success and task management. Read on to see how your project teams can finally focus on the bigger picture and not just the tasks at hand.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015

Workfront

Big data integration and Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a best practices approach to planning your Hadoop big data project, that takes into account emerging technologies, scalability requirements, and current resources and skill levels. Read on to create an optimized big data integration approach and architecture.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

PPM Platforms: Powerful, Innovative, and Easy to Integrate
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper considers one PPM platform that promises to harness the capabilities you need to innovate more quickly and optimize your resource investments—without having to incur the time and effort of deploying and maintaining a PPM platform on premises.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 23 Feb 2015

CA Technologies.

9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

AtTask

Request and Task Management: Stop Wasting 45% of Your Day
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: Accesst this featured white paper to find 3 common barriers to workplace productivity, and the essential solutions to resolving them. Read on to see how you can realign your project management methodology and increase productivity while reducing wasted time.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Jan 2015

AtTask

Do Requirements Have a Home In Agile Methodologies?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This featured white paper analyzes the need for requirements management in the Agile world, and how these tactics do (and do not) fit within today's project management methods.
Posted: 05 Jan 2015 | Published: 05 Jan 2015

IBM

A Pragmatic Guide to Getting Started with DevOps
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative resource to help make the decision if DevOps is right for you. Learn how to identify a dysfunctional relationship between development and operations -- with seven key warning signs -- and discover the value that DevOps could bring to your situation.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.
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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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