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Delivering Exceptional Project Results by Jamal Moustafaev

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5

How and Why Do We Write Project Charters?

Historical Perspective

Initiation Barbarossa

Late in 1940, the Soviet government was starting to get concerned that the country was in danger of German invasion despite the signing of a peace treaty with the Nazis in 1939. The suspicions were initially aroused because Hitler began to accumulate a significant number of motorized infantry and tank divisions in the vicinity of the Soviet-German border. German Foreign Minister Ribbentrop continued to insist, however, that those troops were simply preparing for Operation Sealion—the invasion of England.

Joseph Stalin, the dictatorial leader of the Soviet Union (see Illustration 5.1), who was not known to be an overly trusting individual, needed reliable ...

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