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Project Directions: Microsoft’s Arpan Shah Fields Questions

If, as the Standish Group’s 2009 CHAOS Report declares, 68 percent of projects truly failed, that could either be considered an indictment of current project management practices or a compelling reason for why it’s so vital. Arpan Shah prefers the latter interpretation, perhaps because it’ll help sell more copies of the most popular dedicated project…

Automated Governance for Portfolio Management

Even in healthy economies smart organizations do what they can to streamline costs in order to maximize profitability. But the current economic climate is forcing many companies to reduce budgets and focus on enhancing operational efficiency — to do more with less, as the mantra goes. To help meet these challenges, management teams need greater…

Ask the Experts: Define Critical

Q: I have a very important task that my boss thinks is critical to the project outcome, and it is not showing up as red. How can I make it critical? A: A bit of history reveals that project management of a sort has been around since humans began thinking. I’m sure the pyramids had…

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