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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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Why Optimize IT?
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
RESOURCE: This infographic shows the harrowing consequences of an unoptimized IT department. Access this resource to see why mature IT service optimization is an essential asset, improving IT efficiency, business productivity, and more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

TeamQuest Corporation

IT Optimization: Optimal across the Organization
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
RESOURCE: This concise infographic lays out the business benefits of IT optimization. Explore each advantage as they pertain to multiple departments, from IT staff to business executives.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 23 Jun 2015

TeamQuest Corporation

IT Planning Principles and Pitfalls
sponsored by TeamQuest Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This analysis highlights proper preparation for IT systems, and lists issues that can distract managers from solving problems. Discover IT optimization and virtual machine management's role in organizational success - as a direct result of advantageous planning.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

TeamQuest Corporation

G-ABLE Improves Resource Allocation with Red Hat Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Creating a virtual environment has helped G-ABLE better allocate resources and manage projects. Read this white paper to learn about a BPM tool that provides cloud manageability in virtual environments, increasing resource utilization and improving cost management.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Project Team Member Performance
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Most project team members report to a functional manager who controls their assignments, performance appraisals, raises, bonuses, etc. Until recently, project managers (PMs) had little input into any of these processes. In this paper, learn how a PM working in a functional or matrix organizational structure can get team members to perform.
Posted: 17 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

The New Digital Media Supply Chain
sponsored by The Pulse Network
VIDEO: In this video expert Bruce Stearns explains the concept of the "new digital media supply chain." You can get information on this new phenomenon and gain an effective strategy from implementing a successful workflow in your enterprise by watching this brief video.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 02 Apr 2015

The Pulse Network

Project & Portfolio Management Calculator: What Are Your Savings?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This PPM calculator allows you to quickly gauge the potential financial benefits of your projects by assessing several factors, including annual number of projects and number of project managers.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

CA Technologies.

How to Manage The Business of Software
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the common challenges of managing the business of software and offers a solution that allows enterprises to plan and effectively manage their software portfolio.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Buyer’s Guide: Choosing the Right Project and Portfolio Management Solution
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide will help decision-makers with the critical task of selecting a project and portfolio management solution (PPM) to speed innovation and maximize the ROI of investments over time.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Expert Tips on Successful Portfolio Planning
sponsored by CA Technologies.
ANALYST REPORT: This research report provides a comprehensive look into the use of portfolio and project management (PPM) by organization decision makers and influencers from 81 different countries.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

CA Technologies.

University Achieves Stress-Free VDI Deployment
sponsored by Tintri
WEBCAST: After starting their virtual desktop project, WWU saw performance issues and couldn't get the IOPS needed from their legacy environment. The IT team tested six different storage platforms to find the one best fit for their VMware desktops. Watch this webcast now to hear which storage platform WWU chose for its campus-wide VDI deployment.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 11, 2015

Tintri

Why the Need for Smarter PPM?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper guides organizations into leveraging smarter project and portfolio management (PPM) technology solutions to better tackle the day-to-day workload and manage budgets.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

CA Technologies.

Why SMBs Should Use Windows Server 2003 Migration as a Launchpad to IT Transformation
sponsored by Windows Server
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find out why SMBs should migrate to Windows Server 2003 to transform their IT department. Additionally, go through a decision process for SMB IT leaders, considering hiring professional consultants to shape the project.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Windows Server

VDI for 3D Model Global Collaboration in Construction
sponsored by NVIDIA/VMware
CASE STUDY: Download this case study to discover how one organization deployed virtual desktops to allow global team members to securely work together on graphically intense, centralized designs and 3D models. Find out how this increased efficiency while protecting valuable information.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


5 Legacy Mobilization Projects to Consider in 2015
sponsored by Open Legacy
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights 5 legacy mobilization projects to consider in 2015. Read now and focus on creating solutions that drive customer satisfaction, revenue generation, and employee productivity.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Open Legacy

Keeping Remote Teams Connected and Productive
sponsored by NVIDIA/VMware
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how an organization added NVIDIA GRID technology to provide the hardware-based GPU virtualization needed to deliver rich graphics to remote users accessing VDI deployments. Find out the benefits they saw and how they were able to deliver a collaborative and mobile workflow to all employees, regardless of location.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015


The Top Database Management Best Practices
sponsored by Welldata
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, uncover valuable tips on how to balance database development and operations skills. Additionally, explore critical questions to ask cloud providers before storing data on cloud databases.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 22 May 2015

Welldata

IT Transformation Etour
sponsored by ServiceNow
RESOURCE: Take a tour of ServiceNow to experience how it can help every part of your enterprise—from executive IT to IT staff to enterprise services.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 21 May 2015

ServiceNow

Getting the most from Adobe Creative Cloud with Dell Precision workstations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
BROCHURE: Inside this interactive brochure, explore how Dell Precision workstations and Adobe Creative Cloud software applications combine to deliver the industry standard in video editing, digital effects and in-video project management.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell, Inc.

A Computer Weekly buyer's guide to project management in the digital age
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: ComputerWeekly looks at how project management is changing, as large projects with a defined endpoint are being swapped for an agile approach.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

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

Computer Weekly – 28 April 2015: The National Trust's great IT renovation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to the CIO of the National Trust, Sarah Flannigan, about her £40m IT strategy to transform one of the UK's favourite charities. We examine best practice in how to set up applications on Amazon Web Services. And we talk to a UK challenger bank about how technology will shake up the sector. Read the issue now.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 24 Apr 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

The Do's and Don't's to Deploying a Big Data Analytics Program
sponsored by Actuate
EGUIDE: Uncover 5 first steps to creating an effective big data analytics program from the experts in this e-guide. Learn from what not to do by exploring worst practices in big data analytics strategy, and build your success off of common mistakes.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Actuate
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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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