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

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Part 3

Strategic and Business Management

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In today's business environment, a project manager cannot focus solely on the deliverables of his or her projects. In order to make sure the project delivers business value, the practitioner must have knowledge of and expertise in the industry and organization. He or she needs to know the strategic alignment of the project, understand finances, be able to speak the language of executives, and know the value of project management in the global economy.

A frequent project in the world of IT is to create or modify an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. A column writer outlines three steps to ...

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