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29 Nov 2016
Successful Projects: What's Your S.E.C.R.E.T?
Business 2 Community, November 29th, 2016

"Getting projects done on time and accurately can be a minefield of trouble. With all the good intention in the world, projects can still go south quickly.

Why should this be so? Why do projects fail? A lot of the reasons can be traced back to the team relationships. Why do people get upset during projects? Why do relationships degrade? Why are attitudes called into question?

Is it all down to stress? Can you keep your cool?

Projects can be hugely stressful as there is a lot at stake. Some projects have failed so badly that the future of the organization has been threatened..."
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    29 Nov 2016
    Why senior executives neglect project management
    CIO, November 29th, 2016

    "Business leaders don't recognize the value of project management, and that lack of awareness can lead to problems with strategy execution.

    I have spent the past 10 years trying to understand why senior executives seem to neither understand project management nor regard it as an important means of strategy execution. While conducting my research, I discovered that most heads of organizations view project management as a highly technical discipline -- an area for engineers and IT professionals..."
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    30 Nov 2016
    Project Management Process Groups Canvas
    Business 2 Community, November 30th, 2016

    "The five project management process groups are useful in providing a quick peak into the structured world of the project manager. These groups include the initiation process group, the planning process group, the executing process group, the monitoring and controlling process group, and the closing process group. Using this framework the project manager is supported to build a viable project framework. The Project Management Institute's (PMI) book, the 'Project Management Body of Knowledge', is now in its 5th edition and helps to explain the different tools, processes, and knowledge available to the professional project manager..."
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    29 Nov 2016
    10 Ways to Gracefully Kill An IT Project
    TechRepublic, November 29th, 2016

    'One of the greatest challenges can be knowing when a project has passed the point where it can no longer feasibly be completed. The factors behind terminating a project may vary; the complexity involved, limited staff resources, unrealistic project expectations, a naive and underdeveloped project plan, the loss of key stakeholders, higher priorities elsewhere, or some other element - but likely it will be a combination of some or many of these possibilities..."
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