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An approach to the introduction of the project management discipline in a software development organization is presented, with emphasis on the aspects that can be generalized and adopted by other organizations under similar circumstances. The presentation includes the key elements of the approach taken, the maturity scale used to guide the introduction effort, a short description of the education program developed specifically for this case, a methodology for developing project models, and the staff and support structure put in place. The paper concludes by reporting the initial experience and noting directions for future development.
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