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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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The Path to Enlightenment

Many organizations are far from reaching project, program and portfolio management nirvana. But they still can help grow the profession.

Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, PMI Fellow

Our profession has been in constant mutation since the dawn of modern project management in the 1950s. From its most simplistic form of dealing with a single project to running complex programs in ever-changing environments like high-tech space exploration, the profession of project management has broadened considerably. Project, program and portfolio managers require a rock-solid set of policies, structure, guidelines and procedures to herd the plethora of projects that often butt heads at stampede-like pace to meet desired goals.

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