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04 Aug 2017
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8 Project Management Tips For Setting And Managing Expectations [65399]
CIO, August 4th, 2017

"Project managers and IT executives share their top strategies for creating realistic schedules and keeping projects on track.

One of the most difficult aspects of project management is setting and then managing expectations of both clients and stakeholders. While creating a timeline and defining the scope of a project upfront is helpful, if the expectations are unrealistic, the schedule and budget can easily blow up..."
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02 Aug 2017
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4 Project Management Steps To Ensure Success [65365]
Business 2 Community, August 2nd, 2017

"Anyone who has worked on a large-scale technology project knows how quickly things can derail if a foundational piece of programming doesn't get completed on time. Meanwhile, the client keeps adding more and more 'nice to haves' to a long list of non-essential tasks. The project is way behind schedule, and the client's expectations are out of control. The best way to fix this disaster is to avoid it in the first place..."
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01 Aug 2017
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Why IT Projects Still Fail [65341]
CIO, August 1st, 2017

"Despite new methodologies and management techniques meant to head off spectacular failures, critical technical initiatives still fall flat at an alarming rate. Here's how IT can learn from its mistakes...

In the age of agile development, devops and related management techniques, is IT project failure even a thing anymore? The answer, sadly, is yes..."
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31 Jul 2017
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Project Management For Humans [65330]
O'Reilly, July 31st, 2017

"Project management - it's not just about following a template or using a tool, but rather developing personal skills and intuition to find a method that works for everyone. Whether you're a designer or a manager, Project Management for Humans will help you estimate and plan tasks, scout and address issues before they become problems, and communicate with and hold people accountable..."
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28 Jul 2017
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A Day In The Life Of A Project Manager [65191]
Business 2 Community, July 28th 2017

"For project managers, every day can be a new adventure. This is the story of a day in the life of a project manager named Mitch, and the strategies and tools that he (and other project managers) use to get through a typical day on the job. Submitted for your approval...

Mitch rolled through the security gate at TeleroCorp and gave the overnight guard his customary nod as the barrier gate lifted. The sun was still just a grapefruit-tinted haze on the horizon, but the guard hardly looked up as he packed his coffee thermos into his backpack. If anything, it would've been unusual to not see Mitch arrive during the early morning shift change..."
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27 Jul 2017
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6 Traits Of Highly Effective Project Managers [65190]
CIO, July 27th 2017

"To be a truly great project manager, you must be a strategic business partner fully vested in organizational success - and be able to roll with inevitable setbacks. Here's how to stand out from the crowd...

Every project manager knows to execute projects on time and on budget. And good project managers also take pains to consistently meet project requirements. But truly great project leaders go above and beyond. Not only do they execute projects within scope, they are accountable, strategic business partners fully vested in organizational success..."
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