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    Work overload

    By Christensen, Jay This article addresses the common problem of project manager work overload and offers several techniques to mitigate it. Competing projects can easily become overwhelming in an uncontrolled…

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    Project planning

    By Whitten, Neal This brief article addresses common questions about project planning including differences between top-down and bottom-up plans and questions about plan approvals and replanning.

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    Information systems project planning

    By Martinez, Erwin V. There is a high demand for the implementation of information systems, but few good models for managing these implementations. Early planning is essential and will bring up critical issues, risks,…

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    Project planning

    By Whitten, Neal This brief article discusses common issues that arise in the planning process inlcluding defining the purpose of the project plan, starting a plan, pre-planning events, assigning responsibility for…

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    Get SMART for better management

    By Nellenbach, Joanita M. | Hinds, Pat SMART stands for the style of project management taught by Francis T. Hartman, Ph.D., in which SM=Strategically Managed, A=Aligned, R=Regenerative work environment, and T=Transitional management.…

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    New thinking pays off for plant project

    By Spanholtz, Detlev | Stokes, Jim Xaloy Inc. of Pulaski, Va., managed an international start-up project to build a high-tech fabrication plant in Thailand. Production began 11 months after project approval, and completed within a…

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    Overview for success in the Internet age

    By Sackman, Ralph B. The rapid evolution of business in the Internet Age requires fundamental changes in management practices. Traditional management thinking, based on the strategy-structure-systems approach, is…

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    What's in a project plan?

    By Martin, Paula Kay | Tate, Karen This article discusses assembling a project plan; elements mentioned include scope definition, scope quality plan, review and approvals table, work breakdown structure, resources and stakeholders,…

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    Sculpting technology to fit business

    By Savin, Jerald | Silberg, David IT project professionals can be the key to helping corporations upgrade their software and integrate their systems. Initially, they oversee two teams: the one charged with selecting the software…

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    The 10 commandments of assessing project management maturity

    By Kloppenborg, Timothy J. This article offers ten guidelines for assessing an organization's project management maturity: 1) remember the purpose of the assessment; 2) ask 100-150 appropriate,open-ended questions; 3) select…

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