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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Chapter 1. Evolution of Project Management

 

How often your Re-volution has proven but E-volution

 
 --Alfred Lord Tennysonpoet (1809–1892)

Introduction

Today, project managers play a key role in launching new products and managing for success. As leaders in the IT industry, project managers create strategies and orchestrate carefully designed action plans to complete projects successfully, often incorporating complex, dynamic and changing requirements. Fortune magazine calls it Career Number 1, and project management is becoming a top career choice for many highly talented professionals. What can be more satisfying than managing and delivering a project that creates value and profit?

We owe the success of modern project management practices to many ...

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