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To compete in today's global marketplace, organizations are not only implementing projects to create advantages that will distance them from their competitors, they are also developing projects that will enable them to meet their clients' ever-expanding requirements for better services and products. This article--authored by the vice president of professional services at data-solutions provider GeoFields (Atlanta, GA, USA)--discusses how a formal approach to managing projects enabled GeoFields to develop and implement revenue-generating projects that have enabled the company to provide its clients with mature, value-adding data solutions. It identifies the two reasons GeoFields embraced a formal project management approach, one based on PMI's PMBOK Guide; it overviews the results that GeoFields has realized from its implementing this approach.
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