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PPM for Internal Departments
PPM for Internal Departments
A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM...
 

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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.

department hierarchy  in almost every IT department I have worked over the past 15 years, in my various roles as a business systems analyst, to project manager for both SMBs and large corporations, the MS suite of products was used as the primary tool for documenting project management. MS Project was used to manage project scope and milestones, track deliverables, and manage resources. MS Visio was used to document and flowchart process models. MS PowerPoint was used for end-user training, as a tool to make presentations to

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PPM for Internal Departments RFI/RFP Template

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