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IT Project Management: Best of 2010

TechRepublic's most popular IT Project Management posts of 2010 feature cryptic expressions, tips on killing a project, a program dashboard, and more.

TechRepublic's most popular IT Project Management posts of 2010 (based on members' thumbs-up votes) feature cryptic expressions, tips on killing a project, a program dashboard, and more. Here are the top five PM posts.

1: The 10 most cryptic project management expressions

Project success requires clear communication among managers, team members, and stakeholders. Be sure you really know what's being said when you hear the terms on this list.

2: How to kill a major IT project without killing your career

If you plan on being a good IT leader, you'd better be able to not only survive problem projects but know how to use them to demonstrate leadership and to build political capital with your peers. (Also read Marc Schiller's follow-up to this post: "More on How to Kill a Major Project without Killing Your Career.")

3: Create a program dashboard in Microsoft Project 2007

Learn how to create a Microsoft Project 2007 dashboard that displays the colors of the project status by changing a custom indicator field in the schedule.

4: Never trust a client's initial project requirements

A customer's initial perceived needs for their project often don't mesh with reality. Follow these steps to shape the customer's wish list into real requirements.

5: How to close an IT project with flair

The project is complete, but users keep calling you about "one more thing." Sound familiar? What is an IT pro to do?

Related: "Most Popular IT Project Management Downloads of 2010"

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