Should You Invest in Enterprise Project Management?

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When searching the Internet for the terms project management, project management careers, project portfolio management, and IT project management many hits come up. Utilizing the Google search engine, there were 818,000,000 results for project management, 327,000,000 results for project management careers, 77,800,000 results for project portfolio management, and 949,000,000 results for IT project management. This paper will examine three websites that I found to provide interesting information on one of the following topics: project management, project management careers, project portfolio management, and IT project management; as well as the Project Management Institute’s Web site. The four websites that will be examined are: CIO – Project Management Definition and Solutions, Project Management Certification, and Wisconsin School of Business – Project Portfolio Management. Based on the findings from CIO – Project Management Definition and Solutions, Project Management Certification, Wisconsin School of Business – Project Portfolio Management, and Project Management Institute this paper will answer the question: how can organizations justify investing in enterprise project management for IT projects? CIO - Project Management Definition and Solutions Joseph Phillips’ article “Project Management Definition and Solutions” published on cio.com explains the basic principles of IT project management and why IT projects fail. All temporary ventures taken to create unique services or products, also known as projects, travel in the five phases that make up the project management lifecycle. These phases are: (1) initiating, (2) planning, (3) executing. (4) monitoring and closing, and (5) closing (Phillips, 2014). “IT projects fai... ... middle of paper ... ...t when it comes to enterprise management solutions (Online, 2014). References "Center for Professional & Executive Development." Project Portfolio Management. Wisconsin School of Business, Web. 08 Apr. 2014. . Project Management Instituue. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. . "Online Project Management Certification Programs Directory." Project Management Certification. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. . Phillips, Joseph. "Project Management Definition and Solutions." CIO. Web. 08 Apr. 2014. Solutions>. "What Is Enterprise Project Management?" Pinnacle Management. Web. 09 Apr. 2014. .

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