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Project Management with the IBM by R. Dennis Gibbs

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Chapter 4. Best Practices for Staffing the Outsourcing Organization’s Project Management Office (PMO)

Given the complexity of today’s projects, the days of delivering a pile of requirement documents to your contractor and then hoping for the best are over. A common characteristic of successful outsourced projects is the close collaboration or partnership formed between the outsourcing organization and the contractor. This collaboration occurs on many levels and does not happen by accident. The RUP and other modern iterative development methodologies have gone a long way toward helping software developers build software better and faster. Yet not much attention has been given to the relationships formed between the outsourcing organization and ...

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