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The many organizations which implement projects often do so to realize strategic objectives. And frequently, many of these organizations--to maximize the business benefits of practicing project management--establish project management as an enterprise-wide activity. This article--authored by the chief information officer for Siemens Medical Solutions (Malvern, PA)--discusses Siemens's long history and success in practicing project management and its recent initiative (PM@Siemens) to practice enterprise project management. In doing so, it explains the three primary objectives of PM@Siemens and overviews the initiative's team structure. It also looks at the organization's success in implementing a major enterprise resource planning effort to manage its supply chain, an effort that was successfully realized within a relatively short timeframe because Siemens had previously standardized its related processes and methods. It concludes by suggesting that Siemens's success in implementing its operations and developm
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