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Getting a Handle on Project Problems

Although many projects do end successfully, most project managers have also been on projects that were less than successful. Some common project problems and potential solutions are described below.

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Green Project Management (GreenPM)

“GreenPM” is a concept in its infancy with a goal of incorporating an organization’s environmental aspects into project management processes. This white paper introduces the International Organization for Standardization’s ISO 14000 family of standards and then investigates how “greenthink” can be applied to project management in support of aligning with these standards.

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Is Your PMO Ready to Go Green?

Many organizations have attempted to deploy common project management processes through a focused Project Management Office (PMO). Additionally, many of these same organizations are focused on environmental conservation. One of the future roles of a Project Management Office may be to help a company implement green and environmentally friendly practices.

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Layman's Guide to Earned Value

Earned Value is a good way for a project manager to understand how far along the project is in more precise terms than "we are pretty close to schedule" or "we are about half-way done."  This paper will give you a basic overview of Earned Value.

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Minimizing the Risk Associated with Project Rescue

By their nature, project rescues are very risky. There is a lot that can go wrong and if you are not careful, the rescue can be dragged under just as the original project was. This paper describes five rules that will help you manage these risks successfully.

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Project Management Summary of Best Practices

Organizations today expect projects to finish better, faster, and cheaper.  The only way that this can be achieved is by using effective project management processes and techniques.  This paper will briefly guide you through a number of Best Practices to help you successfully manage a project.

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Selecting a Portfolio Management Consultant

When your organization decides to take a look at portfolio management, a fundamental question arises as to whether you have enough expertise in-house or whether you will need to find some outside help to assist. If you decide to bring in outside help, this paper can help.

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Setting Up and Enforcing Organizational Policies

When companies are small, they rarely have many (if any) formal policies in place. However, as they get bigger they always start to codify many of the important aspects of the culture into formal policies. This paper describes the importance of policies and how to make them work for your organization.

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The TenStep Project Management MiniBook

100 quick tips and techniques to make you a better project manager in a colorful, easy-to-read format.

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TenStep Research Survey - The Knowing-Doing Paradox

Project and portfolio management best practices are critical to organizational success - but they are inconsistently applied. Little wonder that “C” level executives are frustrated with disappointing projects that hamper achievement of corporate strategic goals. Project sponsors inadvertently contribute to this problem by not implementing important and well-known project and portfolio management best practices.

This white paper communicates the results of the latest TenStep research survey and its most important findings. The results may surprise you.

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TenStep Trifold

Interested in learning more about the TenStep Project Management Process?  Would you like a quick, one-page reference guide to the TenStep methodology?  The TenStep trifold contains basic information about TenStep and an easy-to-follow overview of each step.

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Unleash the Value of Project Management in Your Organization

Even though most managers understand that there is a value to project management, many have trouble articulating the value proposition. The exact argument for deploying common project management practices is going to be different from company to company because every company has a unique culture and unique problems. However, the general value proposition for project management is described in this white paper.

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