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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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The Project Management Landscape

So why does the IT industry report project performance rates that would make other industries blush? A likely answer, mentioned earlier in this chapter, is that performance problems in the domains of technology development typically do not stem from any failings of project management. In fact, such "problems" may be better thought of as organizational traits, particular to certain kinds of product development, that put pressure on classical approaches to project management. These traits are not anomalies so much as they are nuances of landscape. They frame IT projects as in-sourced efforts within a larger business environment. As such, they are not things executive managers, program managers, or project managers ...

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