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Marathon Consulting at Revolution Conference 2017

Marathon Consulting at Revolution Conference 2017

Revolution Conference 2017 in Virginia Beach, VA is an annual gathering of the country’s most creative and talented software developers. Speakers from as far away as England and Germany and from companies such as LinkedIn, Google, and Microsoft came to share their knowledge with the attendees. This year's conference presented an excellent opportunity to learn from great speakers, network with other IT professionals, and revel in the excitement that this event brings to the Hampton Roads area.
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Why Outsource Your IT Projects

Why Outsource Your IT Projects

Many organizations ask Marathon why they should consider outsourcing an IT project to a third-party service provider. In our experience, outsourcing has delivered many outstanding results for our clients. A few of the advantages of the outsourcing approach are outlined in this article.
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The Basics of Lean Project Portfolio Management

The Basics of Lean Project Portfolio Management

This article is a brief overview of Lean Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and provides the benefits to your organization’s efforts to modernizing their PPM practices. Lean PPM directs an organization’s focus on eliminating time consuming governance and increasing the overall speed of the planning and reporting processes related to this critical function. Despite which solution execution methodology of waterfall, agile or a hybrid approach, the basic Lean PPM principles discussed here will still apply.
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