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A CFO's Guide For Managing IT
In the post Y2K era, many companies have turned to the CFO to oversee the IT function with the CIO or head of IT reporting to the CFO. IT may look

managing scope  A CFO's Guide For Managing IT Featured Author - Bill Friend - December 25, 2003 IT Has Changed Forever Often, it is difficult to determine precisely when sea change starts. For the Information Technology sector, it is clear that if the signs were not apparent before, sometime shortly after 12:01 on Saturday, January 1, 2000, things changed forever. Ironically, IT changed, not because something happened, but because of a non-event. Y2K didn't really happen, at least in sense of the disaster that was

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Managing Business Risk in Industrial Equipment and Supply


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Essential ERP - Its Functional Scope


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Successfully Managing Contract Risk


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How Has Made2Manage Systems Been Managing Itself?


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managing scope  Has Made2Manage Systems Been Managing Itself? P.J. Jakovljevic - August 22, 2000 Event Summary According to a press release from July 25, Made2Manage Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise business systems for small and midsize manufacturers, and Click Commerce, Inc., the provider of Enterprise Channel Management software and services, announced a new offering to enable small and mid-sized manufacturers to leverage the Internet to support their sales, inventory and service networks. Under the agreement, Read More

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Building and Managing Self-adopting Teams


To gain a market advantage, today’s software development managers must determine how to deliver feature-rich, high-quality applications quickly and iteratively. To manage the complexity inherent in software development projects, agile development methods rely on self-organizing teams and tight deadlines. Learn how agile development can help your team deliver working products and continuously adjust to business needs.

managing scope  and Managing Self-adopting Teams To gain a market advantage, today’s software development managers must determine how to deliver feature-rich, high-quality applications quickly and iteratively. To manage the complexity inherent in software development projects, agile development methods rely on self-organizing teams and tight deadlines. Learn how agile development can help your team deliver working products and continuously adjust to business needs. Read More

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Managing Process Manufacturing Using Microsoft Dynamics AX


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