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    Policing the agile expressway

    By Burba, Donovan The advent of agile represented a revolution. A departure from the do-this-then-that process dictated by waterfall, agile approaches unshackled team members' innate creativity and self-organization.…

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    Risk and reward

    By Landry, Meredith Sometimes risk gets a bad rap. Project managers go out of their way to minimize and mitigate uncertain outcomes--but when the right opportunities are assessed responsibly, the potential risks can be…

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    A healthy hybrid

    By Schupak, Amanda When the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a mandatory update for the codes doctors and hospitals use to report and charge for patient services, it gave providers five years…

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    Big delivery in small packages

    By Alderton, Matt Enterprise resource planning (ERP) projects are notorious for running late and over budget. This article discusses how adopting agile processes can help ERP projects stay on budget and on schedule.…

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    Keeping it real

    By Hendershot, Steve Left on the outside, many project managers have conjured up their own idea of how strategic planning meetings work: Executives huddle around a conference table, plotting projects that will be…

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    Fit for a queen

    By La Plante, Louis The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II celebrated the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II to the thrones of seven countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6…

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    On the right track

    By Fretty, Peter From construction to IT, fast-tracking--running project steps concurrently or overlapping to save time--is a tempting choice when a project swerves off schedule, a sponsor moves the delivery date or…

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    Flower towers

    By La Plante, Louis Milan, Italy, has long been synonymous with high fashion, big business, and smog. For example, a study conducted in 2003 by Milan's Macedonio Melloni hospital suggested that breathing the city's air…

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    The best of both worlds

    By Jackson, Michelle Bowles Role stereotypes hold that systems engineers are the technical experts and program managers are the seasoned businesspeople. But can these two worlds connect their work to create positive business…

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    Mind your business

    By Fretty, Peter Truly successful project managers don't just bring in their projects on budget, on schedule and within scope. They also understand their business, their industry and how their projects align…