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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

Removing the Barriers to IT Governance: How On-Demand Software Changes the Game
sponsored by Innotas
WHITE PAPER: IT governance has a well-deserved reputation for being extremely complicated, expensive, and time-consuming. But today’s CEOs and governing boards expect accountability, strategic alignment, cost saving, and contributions to overall growth from IT departments, all of which can be facilitated by IT governance.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Innotas

Solutions Provider Improves Productivity with Flexible Implementation Methodology
sponsored by Microsoft
CASE STUDY: Stanley Stuart Yoffee & Hendrix, Inc. (SSYH), a Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner based in Florida, implements software solutions utilizing the Microsoft family of products. With large-scale projects across varied industries, the company turned to the Microsoft Dynamics™ Sure Step Methodology to help communicate with customers...
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 29 Jun 2007

Microsoft

Earned Value Lite: Making Earned Value Management Work for Every Project
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how the implementation of 10 fundamental steps can help your organization reap the rewards of EVM and give you the visibility you need to complete your projects on time and within budget.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Oracle Corporation

Creating and managing value-driven product portfolios
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The product portfolio decisions you make today will determine whether your company is relevant tomorrow. To increase the chances of marketing a successful product, organizations must deliver products and services to the consumers they value the most, and they must provide those deliverables when their consumers want them. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 23 Jun 2009

IBM

The Agile Checklist
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents a set of agile meeting and facilitation checklists that offer an easy framework to help guide software development teams through the various agile cycles. Read on to learn about the Agile Development Rhythms and start using the checklists presented herein to help get through the various agile cycles.
Posted: 24 Jul 2009 | Published: 24 Jul 2009

VersionOne Inc.

Finding Gold with Analytics: 5 Key Metrics for Successful Software Development
sponsored by CollabNet
WEBCAST: Join us for a live demonstration of 5 key metrics you can use to answer many of the biggest, meatiest issues that confront development teams, and learn practical approaches for increasing efficiency and software quality in your development projects.
Posted: 10 Jul 2009 | Premiered: Jul 22, 2009, 13:00 EDT (17:00 GMT)

CollabNet

E-Guide: Which Virtualization Management Tool Is Right For Your Organization?
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: In this informative Pocket Guide, brought to you by SearchServerVirtualization.com, Dell and VMware, learn more about the virtual management tools on the market and their functionality. Discover which product capabilities organizations should consider when evaluating virtual infrastructure management technologies.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

Dell and VMware

E-Guide: Planning and Deploying Server Virtualization
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EGUIDE: In this Pocket Guide, brought to you by SearchServerVirtualization.com, Dell and VMware, discover the central tasks in the assessment and planning stages of a virtualization project.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

Dell and VMware

An Integrated Approach to Requirements and Quality Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we'll outline the many benefits of an integrated approach to requirements and quality management, as well as offer best practices for effective requirements-driven testing.
Posted: 22 Jun 2009 | Published: 22 Jun 2009

IBM

How to Spot a Failing Project
sponsored by AtTask
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: Only about one-third of all projects are complete successes. Download this paper to take a look at the early warning signs in an IT project and what you can do to make the project a success.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

AtTask

6 Proven Tools for Project Success
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides six tools to help increase the value of a PPM solution which include: workflow scheduling, tracking, process improvement analysis, demand management and business intelligence.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 18 Jun 2009

AtTask

Genius Project4Domino Versus Microsoft Project Server 2007
sponsored by Genius Inside
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this white paper is to demonstrate that Genius Project4Domino has a stronger ROI, is better integrated, is rich in features, and is a more cost effective (TCO) alternative - especially for Domino and Lotus Notes users. The comparison benefits for Exchange and other platforms are similar.
Posted: 10 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

Genius Inside

The Agile Project Manager
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will explore the impact agile development methodologies are having on the Project Management community, what new skills are required, and what the Project Manager can do to ease the transition.
Posted: 08 Jun 2009 | Published: 08 Jun 2009

VersionOne Inc.

Maximizing the Value of Economic Stimulus Funds
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was a dramatic action designed to quickly stimulate an economic recovery in the United States. This SAP Executive Insight examines some of the major challenges agencies face with respect to this stimulus plan. It describes how governments can transform their organization to devote more resources..
Posted: 05 Jun 2009 | Published: 05 Jun 2009

SAP America, Inc.

Smarter system development: a systems engineering trade study to support green initiatives with model-driven development
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Trade study analysis is an effective method of comparing potential solutions to a given problem. Using a model-driven approach allows you to perform trade studies before development or implementation begins and saves time, money, and development headaches. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

IBM

Requirements Engineering for the Automotive Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores requirements engineering and its groundbreaking role in product development and engineering for the industrial segment. It discusses the best practices and benefits of requirements engineering, and how automotive manufacturers can overcome today's quality and cost challenges using those best practices.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 31 Mar 2009

IBM

Mobile Device Management for Dummies
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
BOOK: Mobile Device Management For Dummies is your guide to managing and securing mobile computing equipment such as laptops and handheld devices. You get the lowdown on enterprise mobile device management and how Sybase's Afaria solution can help you.
Posted: 08 May 2009 | Published: 08 May 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

SearchCIO.com eBook: Unlock Outsourcing Potential and Change
sponsored by SearchCIO.com
EBOOK: The key to unlocking outsourcing potential lies in targeting the right projects, choosing your suppliers wisely and then managing them with an eye on economic conditions at that global site. Here's a step-by-step plan for optimizing savings.
Posted: 04 May 2009 | Published: 04 May 2009

SearchCIO.com

10 Hot Skills for 2009
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: With spending on cost-saving technologies such as virtualization rising, and the maintenance of networking and enterprise Microsoft software keeping IT professionals constantly in demand, here's our top 10 hot skills that will take us from a down economy and beyond.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 01 May 2009

Global Knowledge

Protecting SharePoint with Double-Take for Windows 5.0
sponsored by Double-Take Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper today to learn how to use Double-Take Software as a cost efficient way to protect your SharePoint data and access. When recoverability matters, depend on Double-Take Software to dynamically move, protect, and recover your critical applications.
Posted: 01 May 2009 | Published: 30 Apr 2008

Double-Take Software

The Top 3 Cost-Cutting Mistakes CIOs Make And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: The current economic downturn has resulted in contraction of IT Department budgets and a mandate to allocate resources to only the most critical projects, then execute it flawlessly. In these tough times, it is imperative for CIOs to deliver more value as IT budgets fall.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

Leaning IT : Applying the Principle of "Pull" to Scale Agile Teams
sponsored by Rally Software
WHITE PAPER: Is your organization ready for this Agile "means to an end" or is Agile adoption inadvertently creating a classic "fix that fails?" Can Agile truly work at the Program level? This white paper is based on actual experiences of professionals who helped steer many of the largest Agile implementations done over the last five years.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 03 Apr 2009

Rally Software

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

Making Web 2.0 Work for Your Enterprise: IT Deployments
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The consumer Web has shown us the power of the internet as a social, collaborative platform, particularly when compared to existing rigid corporate environments. Wikis, blogs, Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds, social networks, tagging, and mashups are flexible, user-driven tools that have the potential to bring many benefits to the enterprise.
Posted: 03 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

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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