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project evaluation and monitoring  the dependency between subsequent project tasks and phases. • PERT(Program Evaluation & Review Technique) A method to analyze the tasks in completing a project and the interval time to complete each project task by calculating the optimal time to project completion. Its use is primarily in R&D projects where time rather then cost is a mitigating factor in project completion. • CPM (Critical Path Method) Developed in the mid 1950s by US-based DuPont and Rand Corporation on the Polaris defense Read More

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project evaluation and monitoring  Users Are Key to Project Success The True Story Behind CRM Failure Many articles about customer resource management (CRM) project failure blame a gargantuan project scope or the software packages themselves. These are certainly among the many good reasons for those failures. However, I am more interested in the internal procedures that lead to some disastrous results. Companies are downplaying the true value of internal communication and training. In this article you will learn a number of industry best Read More

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project evaluation and monitoring  types: Succeeded : The project is completed on time and on budget, with all features and functions as initially specified. Challenged : The project is completed and operational but over budget, over the time estimate, and offers fewer features and functions than originally specified. Impaired : The project is canceled at some point during the development cycle. To summarize, the Standish Group''s research shows that being over budget is common. Delivering projects late is normal. Delivering less Read More