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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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Ten Steps to Better Requirements Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Requirements definition and management is an activity that has the potential to deliver a high, fast ROI. This white paper explains the characteristics of a good requirement and presents ten steps to better requirements management. Read on to learn how better requirements translate into easier, higher quality projects.
Posted: 02 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Making Web 2.0 Work for Your Enterprise: Internal Deployments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Making knowledge more visible increases innovation and shortens turnaround times. Increased collaboration accelerates productivity. With Web 2.0, your company transforms into a more-socially connected organization that reacts faster and more effectively to the market.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Oracle Corporation

Success with Static Analysis for Security: Why Code Audits Fail
sponsored by Parasoft Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why and how to apply static analysis tools in the context of a policy-based security process that not only prevents security vulnerabilities, but also focuses on SDLC productivity.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Parasoft Corporation

5 Reasons CIOs Are Adopting Cloud Computing in 2009
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing is transforming the way IT departments build and deploy custom applications during lean times and changing the economics of information technology. Here are the 5 reasons why thousands of companies are betting that cloud computing is the right technology strategy for 2009 and beyond.
Posted: 10 Mar 2009 | Published: 10 Mar 2009

Salesforce.com

How Professional Services Add Value to Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Projects
sponsored by Intermec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how qualified service providers can add value to RFID projects, highlights some of the planning issues and considerations that call for experienced advice, and provides guidance to the types of services available and how to differentiate service providers.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Intermec

Data privacy best practices: time to take action!
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the steps you need to consider when developing your privacy strategy and implementing your first data privacy project. Using proven data masking techniques can help your organization implement best practices in privacy protection and make your privacy project successful from start to finish.
Posted: 24 Feb 2009 | Published: 24 Feb 2009

IBM

SysML-Based Systems Engineering Using a Model-Driven Development Approach
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes a SysML-based (Systems Modeling Language) process that systems engineers can use to capture requirements and specify architecture. The approach uses model execution as a means for requirements verification and validation.
Posted: 23 Feb 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2008

IBM

Introduction to Requirements - The Critical Details That Make or Break a Project
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will discuss the various kinds of information technology requirements, their importance, the different requirement types, the concept of requirements engineering and the process for gathering requirements.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

ITIL V3 and the PMBOK® - Distinct but Complementary
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the IT Infrastructure Library Version 3® (ITIL V3®) and the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Implementing ITIL Using the PMBOK Guide in Four Repeatable Steps
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of the PMBOK® and the key process areas and functions within the IT Infrastructure Library.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Global Knowledge

Skill Level and Training Key Factors in IT Project Success
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an analysis of a comprehensive survey with 144 senior IT managers examining the impact training and skill level had on the success of 377 IT projects.
Posted: 01 Dec 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

7 Ways to Optimize Project Team Productivity: Using Customizable Web-based Software to Your Business Advantage
sponsored by Intuit QuickBase
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains seven ways that we can optimize project team productivity with customizable, Web-based project management applications, by taking advantage of easy-to-learn, easy-to-use software.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 14 Nov 2008

Intuit QuickBase

Closed Loop Lifecycle Planning©: Optimizing for Energy Efficiency in the Upcoming Technology Refresh Cycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper encourages all businesses, regardless of size and complexities, to consider a more formal "green" strategy in regards to client computing and the technology refresh cycle.
Posted: 20 Oct 2008 | Published: 17 Oct 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Myths of Agile Development
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will gain insight into five myths commonly associated with agile development. Explore what agile development is in reality, what it is not, and the true benefits of transitioning to agile methods in your organization.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

Best Practices for Managing Software Intellectual Property
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the approaches for managing intellectual property during component-based software development, detailing the seven best practices an organization should adhere by to facilitate the successful management of software IP.
Posted: 13 Oct 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2007

Black Duck Software

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
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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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