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IT Project Management Tools: MS Project and Its Alternatives (Part 1)
In a previous blog post, I wrote about the Project Manager’s role and some of the constraints that affect the daily life of a PM, namely: scope, time, and cost.

as 400 abra visio  project documentation • Serving as primary subject matter expert • Providing post-project support and auditing The diverse nature of these tasks requires a tool which can support the need to monitor progress and document the evolution through each stage of the project.Inasmuch as project management has evolved, so have the tools to support these functions. History of Project Management Tools Project management as a discipline evolved from different fields of application, including construction,

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