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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition by Jeannette CABANIS-BREWIN, Paul C. DINSMORE

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CHAPTER 30Communities of Practice and Project Management

CONNIE L. DELISLE, PHD, PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE, GOVERNMENT OF CANADA

KIM ROWE, P.ENG, ROWEBOTS RESEARCH, INC.

The private sector, universities, and government have invested a lot of effort in understanding the value of knowledge and, when applied, how it shapes society. But few organizations have consistently translated knowledge about the human and technical aspects of successful projects into successful delivery of new projects.

Navigation through a project life cycle often results in project failure, despite application of best-in-class tools and technology. Yet, the human behavior aspect of project management continues to be the poor cousin to technical solutions. A question of interest ...

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