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ITIL and Project Management

ITIL and Project Management
It truly is a great for experts to strategically combine the related bodies of expertise. For an individual involved with IT infrastructure projects, ITIL is a great complementary certification. What I uncover is that typically the specialty understanding drives the PRODUCT of efforts, but the project management skills drives the PROJECT that produces the PRODUCT. On solid technical teams, that second... 

ISO Project Management Standard: ISO 21500

ISO Project Management Standard: ISO 21500
Background In recent years there has been a proliferation of sector specific standards worldwide which have had no overarching standard to set the generic principles and procedures of project management globally. In addition these standards have had no common vocabulary or processes that could be referenced by the global project management community resulting in different definitions and interpretations. To... 

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a set of concepts and practices for Information Technology Services Management (ITSM), Information Technology (IT) development and IT operations. ITIL gives detailed descriptions of a number of important IT practices and provides comprehensive checklists, tasks and procedures that any IT organization can tailor to its needs. ITIL is published... 
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Practice Standard for Project Estimating

Practice Standard for Project Estimating
The ability to accurately estimate the time and/or cost taken for a project to come in to its successful conclusion is a serious problem for software engineers. The use of a repeatable, clearly defined and well understood software development process has, in recent years, shown itself to be the most effective method of gaining useful historical data that can be used for statistical estimation. In... 

Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures – Second Edition

Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Second Edition
A work breakdown structure (WBS) in project management and systems engineering, is a tool used to define and group a project’s discrete work elements in a way that helps organize and define the total work scope of the project. A work breakdown structure element may be a product, data, a service, or any combination. A WBS also provides the necessary framework for detailed cost estimating and... 

Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management

Practice Standard for Project Configuration Management
Configuration management (CM) is a field of management that focuses on establishing and maintaining consistency of a system or product’s performance and its functional and physical attributes with its requirements, design, and operational information throughout its life. Configuration management was first developed by the United States Air Force for the Department of Defense in the 1950s as a... 

Practice Standard for Earned Value Management

Practice Standard for Earned Value Management
Earned value management (EVM) is a project management technique for measuring project performance and progress in an objective manner. EVM has the ability to combine measurements of scope, schedule, and cost in a single integrated system. Earned Value Management is notable for its ability to provide accurate forecasts of project performance problems. Early EVM research showed that the areas of planning... 

Practice Standard for Project Risk Management

Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
Risk management is the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks (defined in ISO 31000 as the effect of uncertainty on objectives, whether positive or negative) followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of unfortunate events or to maximize the realization of opportunities. Risks can come from uncertainty... 

Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition

Government Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition
The Government Extension to the PMBOK Guide outlines the guiding principles for government projects and provides a framework to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and accountability. Published in 2006, this new standard expands on information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: (Pmbok Guide). It provides an overview of the key processes used in most public sectors, defines key terms,... 

Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition

Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition
Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) outlines the standards and methodologies generally applicable to all types of projects. Some important project management principles are not common among or relevant to all project types, however. Project managers can obtain information about principles related to more specific project types by referring to extensions, such as the Construction... 
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