Calling the election

By using the tools offered by contemporary technology, project managers can effectively deliver even the most difficult and critical projects. This article reports how one project manager used an innovative smartphone application to manage the 2009 presidential election in Panama, an event that was completed faster than any previous Panamian election. In doing so, it overviews the election's results and challenges, noting how the smartphone application helped the election team quickly collect collect and calculate election results. It describes how technology has enabled Panama's Electoral Tribunal to emerge--in the nearly twenty years since it was established--as Latin America's most trusted public institution. It looks at how Panama uses technology to track the welfare of its citizens, from recording deaths to registering children for school. It then details how the Electoral Tribunal conducted its 2009 presidential election and how it implemented its effort to develop, test, and use a smartphone applicatio
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