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Project Management: Best Practices for IT Professionals by Richard Murch

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Chapter 4. Project Teams

A very essential part of project and resource management is attracting, recruiting, and retaining the best-qualified and capable IT people. Without skilled people, project managers cannot be successful. Since the mid-1970s, there has been a global and continuing shortage of IT staff at all levels. In the late 1990s, it reached serious proportions that required fundamental rethinking and completely different strategic approaches to solving this problem. The demand is increasing throughout the world—in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Central and South America.

Shortages in Information Technology Staff

The shortage in qualified staff is not simply an IT problem; it now affects the entire enterprise, which has become increasingly ...

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