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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Technology’s Unlocked Gate

In general, IT shops tend to lack a well-defined green-light method. Nor does the typical organization treat the shop’s stable of ongoing projects as an entity to be regularly monitored. That’s why many companies experience what they perceive as project management problems. Issues and roadblocks introduced at the macro level become obvious only at the micro level of the myriad tasks of implementing the project. Such lack of control, however, typically results from a portfolio management problem, which will in fact lead to compromised project management. When a portfolio (and all IT shops, no matter what the size, have one, whether defined or not) goes unmanaged, it becomes difficult to separate underperformers from high-reward ...

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