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Top ten reasons why a project fails

December 23, 2011
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1. Poor planning: Who are your IT managers and do they get enough opportunity to plan or under pressure from senior management they tend to think planning as a waste of time because they believe that time is better spent doing something rather than planning. Do you involve your project team in planning? Do...
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The Top Ten Reasons Why You Need Project Management

December 23, 2011
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1. Control Scope Creep and Manage Change Small changes in demands occur on every project.  They come from management, the customer, your project team, suppliers, or other stakeholders.  Individually, they may appear acceptable, but collectively these project demands can add up to a significant project expansion (referred to as “scope creep”) that can overrun...
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The benefit of a PMO

December 23, 2011
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In today’s complex business environment new projects are constantly being developed as organizations seek new ways to reduce costs, improve processes, increase productivity, and build their bottom line. Managing these diverse projects along with their people, resources, technology, and communication is a difficult endeavour for which the risk of failure is often far too...
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Project Management Quotes

December 23, 2011
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Project Management Quotes It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things Machiavelli 1446-1507, Italian statesman and philosopher The real problem is what to do with problem solvers after the problem is...
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PM GLOSSARY

December 23, 2011
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FS finish to start IFB invitation for bid LF late finish date LOE level of effort LS late start date OBS organizational breakdown structure PDM precedence diagramming method PMBOK Project Management Body of Knowledge PMIS project management information system PMP® Project Management Professional PV planned value QA quality assurance QC quality control RACI responsible,...
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Common Acronyms

December 23, 2011
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AC actual cost ACWP actual cost of work performed BAC budget at completion BCWP budgeted cost of work performed BCWS budgeted cost of work scheduled CCB change control board COQ cost of quality CPAF cost plus award fee CPF cost plus fee CPFF cost plus fixed fee CPI cost performance index CPIF cost plus...
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5 Tips for Successful Projects

December 23, 2011
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1. Know and Understand the Purpose of your Project This first tip sounds simple. However, far too often I’ve gone into organisations or talked with project managers and asked them, “Why are you undertaking this project?” There answer is predictable – “Because so and so told me too.” The ability to understand why your...
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The influence of transcendental realism during qualitative content data analysis in operational research

May 29, 2011
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George A. Vassilopoulos DBA/PhD. According to Moustakas (1994), studying personal knowledge and reality is the most appropriate method for conducting research into people or organisations; it emphasizes the importance of personal perspective and interpretation. In the grand scheme of things, however, this is based on a full treatment given by the German philosopher G.W.F....
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Lost in Translation: Greek-based Enterprises struggle to adopt Knowledge Management and Learning Organisation approaches.

May 19, 2011
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Lost in Translation: Greek-based Enterprises struggle to adopt Knowledge Management and Learning Organisation approaches. C.Mantas 1, S.Papakonstantinidis2, G.Vassilopoulos3 1 Ph.D. candidate (Centre of Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester) Address: Athanasiou Diakou 6A, Kastri, Nea Erithrea 14671, email: chris.mantas@gmail.com,? 6938420592 – 210 8079931 2 Ph.D. candidate (Centre of Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester)...
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The Links between Organisational Strategy and Project Management

May 19, 2011
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 Abstract of “The Links between Organisational Strategy and Project Management”   Survival in today’s highly competitive modern business environment requires continuous investment in new ideas and products by using modern technologies and practices. Additionally the rapid technology evolution affects organisations significantly. The strategy of an organisation, must invest continuously in Research and Development (R&D)...
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Top ten reasons why a project fails

By admin

1. Poor planning: Who are your IT managers and do they get enough opportunity to plan or under pressure from senior management they tend...
Read more »

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Need Project Management

By admin

1. Control Scope Creep and Manage Change Small changes in demands occur on every project.  They come from management, the customer, your project team,...
Read more »

The benefit of a PMO

By admin

In today’s complex business environment new projects are constantly being developed as organizations seek new ways to reduce costs, improve processes, increase productivity, and...
Read more »

Project Management Quotes

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Project Management Quotes It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out nor more doubtful of success nor more dangerous...
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PM GLOSSARY

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FS finish to start IFB invitation for bid LF late finish date LOE level of effort LS late start date OBS organizational breakdown structure...
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