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The Pitfalls of Project Status Reporting by Mark Keil, H. Jeff Smith, Charalambos L. Iacovou, Ronald L. Thompson

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The Pitfalls of Project Status Reporting

Will your next big IT project be on time and deliver what was promised? Maybe — but maybe not. Accepting five inconvenient truths about project status reporting can greatly reduce the chance of being blindsided by unpleasant surprises.

Mark Keil, H. Jeff Smith, Charalambos L. Iacovou and Ronald L. Thompson

March 18, 2014

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