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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.

hierarchy department  in terms of a hierarchy which comprises the WBS (work breakdown structure) of a project and 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)

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