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IT Project Management, 2nd Edition by Joseph Phillips

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1.2. Identify the Project Needs

Thanks to Intel's Gordon Moore, it is a common belief that the processor chip speed of technology doubles every 18 months. This law has spread to practically all areas of technology, which, in turn, means the role of an IT project manager can be expected to change just as rapidly. IT project managers everywhere struggle with keeping teams, budgets, and goals focused. IT project management becomes even more tedious when you consider the economy, the instantaneous expectations of stockholders and management, the constant turmoil in the IT industry, and the flux of each team member's commitment to their own career.

According to the Standish Group, a respected IT industry analysis and research firm, IT project management ...

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