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Managing a business intelligence (BI) project is more involved than managing other types of IT projects. For this reason, BI project management requires different techniques and methods to succeed. This program discusses best practices for organizing and managing a BI project. David Sterling, CEO and principal consultant for Sterling International…
Negotiating Agreements for Software Development and ERP Projects
In just the past year or so, projects such as the UK government's PS12 billion pound National Health Service IT project, New York City's infamous City Time Project and Idaho's Medicare claims processing system have ended up hopelessly delayed, totally scraped or tied up in lengthy court battles. In this…
Executing Your Strategy - How to Break It Down and Get It Done by Raymond Levitt
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Virtual Teams: Strategies for Success
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Effective Global Program Management for IT
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Today's technology and business initiatives have broken free of the local enterprise by expanding to involve organizations and workers across the far reaches of the globe. In this report, Paula Wagner, project management expert and co-author of the popular new book, Global Program Management, discusses the rise of global program…
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What America Does Right Volume 2
The two case studies highlighted in this volume show a number of cutting-edge innovations and specific strategic strengths. At AES, you will see how a rapidly growing young company has achieved success with a management philosophy based on a very strong system of values. AES is a model learning organization,…
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When Brad Smith took over as CEO, Intuit founder Scott Cook advised him to "Question everything." Using this as his mantra, Smith set out to create innovative business structures that built on Intuit's strengths and retained market dominance in spite of an explosion in social media, unforeseen technology shifts, and…