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March, 2002

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An Introduction to Earned Value Analysis
By: Suketu Nagrecha, MBA, PMP, CNA

Earned value analysis is a method of performance measurement. Many project managers manage their project performance by comparing planned to actual results. With this method, one could easily be on time but overspend according to the plan.

September, 2005

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Five Project Management Myths
By: Michelle LaBrosse, CEO, Cheetah Learning

No matter what business you’re in, we’re all plagued by myths. They can be a system of beliefs in our organization, on our team or in our family. Project Management is no different. We also can get tangled up in myths about efficiency and saving time that can actually end up thwarting our success. Here are five common myths that I often see in Project Management and some tips on how to avoid them.

September, 2004

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Does Your Organization Support, Ignore or Obstruct Project Management
By: PCI Global

This article presents an overview of initial findings from a one year ongoing survey conducted by PCI global, an international Project Management training and consulting company. The survey was conducted with one hundred practicing team members and project leaders from several of PCI’s Fortune 500 clients. The findings raise serious questions about how organizations deal with projects.

March, 2002

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Communication in Project Management
By: Anita Mehta

As in any other discipline of business the importance of communication cannot be overemphasized in managing projects. Statistics show that seventy four percent of projects are unsuccessful. One of the many factors that contribute to the failure of these projects is poor or insufficient communication. By taking a closer look at the three main phases of projects - initiation, execution and closedown we can try to determine the role and impact of communication during each phase.