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  • PM Network

    Strategic growth decisions member content open

    By Ingebretsen, Mark Organizations often grow as a result of adjusting their portfolios to most efficiently use their resources. In order to manage a portfolio of projects and optimize the project pipeline, companies…

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    Putting quality in project risk management, part 2 member content open

    By Leach, Lawrence P. Part 1 described two common mistakes in managing project variation caused by the confusion between special-cause and common-cause variations. Control charts were developed by Walter A. Shewhart as a…

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    Putting quality in project risk management, part 1 member content open

    By Leach, Lawrence P. In the area of project risk management, there is always some uncertainty in estimating project task cost and duration, as well as variation in actual task cost and duration. In assessing past…

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    A balance sheet for projects member content open

    By Goodpasture, John C. | Hulett, David A project delivers value to its investors within a prescribed limit of risk. This article describes a way of obtaining this prescribed level of risk at the outset of the project. From management's…

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    Escalate is not a dirty word member content open

    By Whitten, Neal Are you and another project team member just unable to see eye-to-eye? After an earnest attempt to negotiate a resolution without success, you have to call on higher levels of project leadership for…

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    Great Expectations: Turning Failure into Sucess—and Vice Versa member content open

    By Baker, Bud In 1954, President Eisenhower announced the failure of the nation's massive interstate highway system. In retrospect, that project has been rather successful and become the envy of the world. The…

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    Learning to lead, to create quality, to influence change in projects member content locked

    By Peters, Lee A. | Homer, John L. The use of simulations to enhance professional crafts has a long history. Simulations can be used to accelerate the learning curve, and reduce the risks associated with training. The authors of this…

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    Avoiding large-scale information systems project failure member content locked

    By Martinez, Erwin V. Inattention to project management fundamental principles can lead to failure in a project. This is amplified in large-scale projects where it is more difficult to recover from mistakes. To avoid…

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    Project budgeting member content locked

    By Scotto, Marie A large number of the problems managers are facing in projects can be traced directly to the use of inappropriate budgeting and management techniques on project efforts. Although the engineering and…

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    The project manager member content locked

    By Hamburger, David H. Because all projects involve some degree of uncertainty, project managers must not only act as effective risk takers but also perform as flexible contingency planners. This article examines how…

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