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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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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

Presentation Transcript: Location Evaluation Factors for Offshore Outsourcing: The Promise and the Peril
sponsored by Accenture
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: When it comes to offshore outsourcing, security and location decisions have become more important overtime. Read this presentation transcript from the webcast of the same name and discover best practices and security risks in offshore outsourcing.
Posted: 17 Mar 2009 | Published: 17 Mar 2009

Accenture

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

The Forrester Wave: Requirements Management, Q2 2008
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
ANALYST REPORT: In Forrester's 79-criteria evaluation of requirements management tools vendors, five standalone requirements management tools and four application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions that include requirements management capabilities went head-to-head. Read this research paper to see how each one fared.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

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

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

Five Ways Deploying Windows Vista Just Got Easier
sponsored by Microsoft
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This article explores some of the new capabilities of Windows Vista, our new set of deployment tools, and ways that you can benefit from these tools to make the process of deploying Windows Vista much easier.
Posted: 26 Nov 2008 | Published: 26 Nov 2008

Microsoft

Streamlining SAP Upgrades with VMware Infrastructure 3
sponsored by VMware and Intel
WEBCAST: In this Webcast, speakers from VMware and SAPwill show you how VMware Infrastructure can help you upgrade your SAP applications and efficiently manage your SAP infrastructure.
Posted: 24 Nov 2008 | Premiered: Nov 21, 2008

VMware and Intel

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

Embarcadero Change Manager 5.0
sponsored by Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: With Embarcadero Change Manager 5.0 you can simplify and automate database change management, streamline development cycles, and ensure availability, performance, and compliance. Download this demo and experience it for yourself.
Posted: 22 Oct 2008 | Premiered: 17 Oct 2008

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

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

State of Agile Development Survey 2008
sponsored by VersionOne Inc.
DATA SHEET: This white paper highlights the results of a third annual industry survey regarding the state of agile development. Gain insight into the status of organizations currently implementing or practicing agile methods.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 26 Sep 2008

VersionOne Inc.

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.

Genius Project4Domino (GP4D)
sponsored by Genius Inside
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Genius Project4Domino is an easy-to-use, Lotus Notes and web-based project management solution. Use the virtual workplace to manage projects and processes, where internal and external people can be involved. Register for our free trial.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Premiered: 19 Sep 2008

Genius Inside

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

Sauder Woodworking: Enhancing the Lean Journey
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this case study learn how Sauder Woodworking was able to increase visibility on execution processes, improve manufacturing flow and efficiency by following a strategic direction for lean manufacturing, and simplify work order reporting by using SAP ERP
Posted: 18 Sep 2008 | Published: 18 Sep 2008

SAP America, Inc.

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.

Project and Portfolio Management eBook
sponsored by CA Technologies.
BOOK: To better understand how to take your organization to the next level of PPM maturity, view this eBook, Project and Portfolio Management Maturity Model to obtain a higher level of Project and Portfolio Management performance.
Posted: 21 Aug 2008 | Published: 21 Aug 2008

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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