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Who to Blame for Project Failure? Look Up-Not Down, Not Left, Not Right
Project failure is not a nice topic. None of us wants to be involved in a failure. But when a failure occurs, we feel compelled to assign blame. But who really

if not  through out a project. If you are not that person, maybe you should forward this article to him or her. About the Author Olin Thompson is vice president of industry strategy with Lawson Software . As an independent analyst, he was a frequent contributor to TEC's newsletter, providing articles on enterprise resource planning (ERP) and manufacturing management, as well as general interest pieces. Thompson has over 25 years of experience as an executive in the software industry, and has been called the

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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