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Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government by Timothy Jacques, Jonathan Weinstein

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Chapter 5  

Leveraging Technology forProject Success: New Toolsof the Trade

Information is the Currency for Democracy.

—THOMAS JEFFERSON

The federal government is utterly reliant on information technology to execute projects and programs of all shapes and sizes—from deep-sea exploration to GIS satellites and everything in between. Of the $74 billion the government spent on IT in 2009, a relatively small portion was for systems that support managing projects. These project management systems range from simple project scheduling applications to function-specific tools (like risk management) to portfolio management systems to full-fledged enterprise project management information systems. Government agencies rely heavily on these tools and systems ...

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