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The PMI OVOC board of directors wish our members, volunteers, sponsors and partners a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season.

As we reflect on the news and events that helped shape 2014, we would like to offer The Leader subscribers a look at the most-read news stories from their publication. That means, over the next two weeks, we'll count down the Top 20 articles for the year!

Your regular news publication will resume on Tuesday January 6, 2015.




20. 4 top IT project management disasters of all time and their lessons
Liquid Planner
From Sept. 30, 2014: When the IT project you management gets tagged "Top Priority," you gain higher visibility in your company. Congratulations, and... gulp — right? Even in the most successfully planned projects, there's always a hiccup.
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19. Fine-tuning your project management style: 4 tips on how to successfully blend Agile, Waterfall methodologies
FierceCIO
From Aug 5, 2014: An agile versus Waterfall battle is raging in the project management ranks. Agile loyalists see the benefit of empowering individuals and teams in a bottom-up approach that produces a faster, more responsive way of working.
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18. 7 ways to advance your project management career
CIO
From April 30, 2014: Everyone wants to get ahead. (Well, almost everyone.) Project managers are no different. Hence the number of certification exams project managers take. But just having PMP (for Project Management Professional) after your name is no longer enough in today's high-tech mobile world.
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17. 9 secrets to project management success
CIO
From Sept. 2, 2014: Project management seems so straightforward. You set a deadline. You set a budget. You select the right people. The project gets done. In reality, project management is rarely straightforward.
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16. 16 project management terms you should know
Business News Daily
From May 27, 2014: In order to run a successful business, you better know how to keep projects on task. Fred Mouawad, an entrepreneur and creator of the task-management platform Taskworld, said good project management is fundamental to a company's success.
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15. Portfolio management: Simple is often better
ProjectManagement.com
From April 9, 2014: As you study the literature and bodies of knowledge on project portfolio management, it is clear that many organizations have benefited from a formal PPM process while others have been unable to develop productive PPM capabilities. You also learn in those studies that there a great number of frameworks, theories and approaches on how to best design, implement and manage an organization's PPM function.
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14. The Agile Holocracy
Dr. Dobb's
From March 19, 2014: Agile is a culture, not a set of practices. It is upper management's job to establish that culture, and then let it work. A holocratic organization is one of the better ways to do that.
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13. How to hire a great project manager
Forbes
From May 15, 2014: Entrepreneurs and businesses require finding people that can be critical to their success. Unfortunately, too many seem to go about it in the wrong way, especially when hiring project mangers.
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12. Defining the value of continuous deployment for an agile world
Gigaom
From Nov. 25, 2014: As DevOps pushes deeper into enterprises, companies are beginning to understand the value of methodologies and approaches based upon Agile. However, many do not go much further with the technology's larger-value features, which include continuous and Agile deployment.
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11. Using a document management system (DMS) to manage project documentation
Project Accelerator
From March 19, 2014: It isn't surprising that with the continuous improvement and development of technology, businesses are also transitioning from traditional, paper-based documentation and manual management to electronic systems. This shift is not just about doing what's currently in and new.
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