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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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Agile Development: A Manager's Roadmap for Success
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the key characteristics of successful agile managers as they introduce and scale agile methods. Learn what agile managers can do to help their teams and organizations adopt agile development practices to deliver real...
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

The Importance of a Single Platform for Data Integration and Quality Management
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the evolution of the data integration and quality industry, and explains the benefits of moving toward a single data services architecture.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Business Objects

Agile Tools: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
sponsored by TargetProcess, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This article explains various approaches for agile project management and provide comparisons between the simplest tools (index cards and whiteboards), spreadsheets, traditional project management software and agile project management software.
Posted: 26 Aug 2008 | Published: 26 Aug 2008

TargetProcess, Inc.

Becoming Value-driven: Focusing on What Matters Most
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the six key areas essential for becoming a value-driven organization. Discover how to gain the visibility and control essential to meet and exceed customer needs.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

IBM

Increased Productivity, Decreased Cost, Happier Employees: First American Meets Its Goals with TechExcel HelpDesk
sponsored by TechExcel
WHITE PAPER: TechExcel's HelpDesk application is unique in the industry, offering a combination of intuitive interfaces, sustainable performance, and total customizability for a reasonable price.
Posted: 19 Aug 2008 | Published: 19 Aug 2008

TechExcel

Mastering the Iteration : The Heartbeat of Agile Development
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is an excerpt from the book "Scaling Software Agility: Best Practices for Large Enterprises", and describes the iteration pattern and activities that a team engages in to create tested, value-delivered code in a short time box.
Posted: 14 Aug 2008 | Published: 14 Aug 2008

Rally Software

The Benefits of Model Driven Development
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn why model driven development (MDD) can simplify the process of writing software applications, increase productivity, eliminate the need for the code testing cycle, and more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

CA Technologies.

Four Starting Points for Effective Project and Portfolio Management
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Many IT project management initiatives often miss goals, exceed budgets and fail to deliver benefits. Read this paper to learn how optimizing project management can help organizations transition from managing IT projects to managing business outcomes.
Posted: 01 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Best Practices for a Successful Upgrade Project
sponsored by HCL Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Upgrades help businesses to maintain a competitive edge in the market. Yet, upgrades pose their own set of challenges. This white paper lists the best practices that should be followed when upgrading to achieve maximum reliability.
Posted: 10 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 May 2008

HCL Technologies Ltd.

Innovative Collaboration to Advance Your Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper learn how to bypass the challenge of adding new collaborative capabilities to what you already have and how to deal with dispersed content sources and system redundancies.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

Aligning IT and Business with Demand Management
sponsored by SERENA Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Demand Management (DM) is a component of a full-featured Project Portfolio Management (PPM) practice. Demand comes from many sources and all phases of the project lifecycle. Capacity management must consider all of these.
Posted: 05 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

SERENA Software, Inc.

A Guide to SOA Governance
sponsored by Torry Harris Business Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a guide to a successful SOA governance. Explore the integral role governance plays in realizing optimal ROI from an SOA implementation.
Posted: 24 Apr 2008 | Published: 24 Apr 2008

Torry Harris Business Solutions

Embedded Open Source Analysis
sponsored by Klocwork
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results from an analysis of multiple open source projects that are commonly used in embedded development.
Posted: 10 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Klocwork

Strategies for Profitable Growth: Sap for Professional Services
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With customer demands rising and prices falling, service excellence alone is no longer enough to ensure future growth and profitability. Read this white paper to explore strategies, practices, and tools that can help your business achieve p...
Posted: 24 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2005

SAP America, Inc.

CA White Paper: Evolving the Maturity Level of Your Project Management Office (PMO)
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In the pursuit of improving IT project delivery, many companies tend to focus primarily on the process but might overlook a crucial step: benchmarking effectiveness.
Posted: 20 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

CA Technologies.

CA White Paper: Getting Started with a Project Management Office (PMO)
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This paper contains practical insights and best practices for better IT project delivery. It details ways of moving from an ad-hoc approach to a more effective process by implementing a project management office (PMO).
Posted: 20 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

CA Technologies.

White Paper: Demonstrating the Value of Business Intelligence
sponsored by Business Objects
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper lays out best practices for building a business case for a business intelligence initiative.
Posted: 06 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Business Objects

9 Steps to Building a B2B Business Case
sponsored by Sterling Commerce Manufacturing Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Justifying a strategic B2B initiative is especially critical. It encompasses integrating your major information systems to give your company the secure foundation it needs to collaborate effectively with customers, partners and suppliers. Fortunate...
Posted: 05 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Sterling Commerce Manufacturing Solutions

5 Keys to a Successful Identity and Access Management Implementation
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: An effective Identity and Access Management (IAM) solution is quickly becoming a must-have or enterprise organizations. In this paper learn the five keys to successful identity and access management implementation.
Posted: 20 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

CA Technologies.

Project Performance Scorecard
sponsored by Mainstay Partners
WHITE PAPER: The Project Performance Scorecard is a tool that can be used to communicate the status and monitor the progress of an organization's top business and IT projects.
Posted: 08 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Mainstay Partners

5 Levels of Agile Planning: From Enterprise Product Vision to Team Stand-up
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Existing agile methods often focus on small, single-team projects, overlooking the broader impact of large programs. This paper outlines a distinct planning framework that has been successful in large-scale agile software development projects and relies..
Posted: 19 Jun 2007 | Published: 15 Aug 2008

Rally Software

SOA Platforms - Evolving to Meet Stringent Market Realities
sponsored by Fiorano Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the evolution of SOA platforms from point products to second-generation architectures such as the enterprise service grid.
Posted: 13 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Fiorano Software, Inc.

An Introduction to PMI's Project Life Cycle
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a review of the steps and stages associated with project management according to the Project Management Institute® (PMI). It is a primer for anyone new to the PMBOK® and who is preparing to take the PMP exam.
Posted: 10 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Global Knowledge

Project Management Network Diagram: A Tool for Understanding the PM Life Cycle
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Project Management Network Diagram (PM Network Diagram) provides a visual illustration of the project management life cycle (in terms of the chain of events that take place in a project).
Posted: 06 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Global Knowledge

Journey towards Zero Defects: Challenges, Best Practices and Testing Models
sponsored by Wipro Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Organizations face different challenges at different levels of testing maturity. Testing Maturity Model (TMM) and Test Process Improvement (TPI) are two of the contemporary testing maturity models discussed in this paper.
Posted: 10 Nov 2005 | Published: 01 Nov 2005

Wipro 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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