Risks Mitigated In World's Most Amazing Projects

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Do you know the key challenges and risks that were faced while creating the world’s most amazing projects ever? Do you want to learn and understand how these challenges and risks were mitigated? Enjoy the beauty of each of the projects listed, and understand the facts and challenges mitigated during the implementation of these projects.
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Azmath has worked in the Cross-Domain Industries for more than one and half decade in America, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, managing global complex projects and programs successfully. He is a certified PgMP® (Global Program Management) from PMI USA and PMP® from PMI USA and is also a certified agile scrum master from Scrum Alliance, USA and ITIL certified from APMG UK. He has been a mentor for entrepreneurs, startups and corporate leaders for more than a decade and has published several international articles. He has also received several industry awards and recognitions as the most innovative CIO, and accolades from several media groups for successful project leadership and program management consistently over last few years. His LinkedIn Profile is https://in.linkedin.com/in/azmathciopgmp
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Notion Press
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Published on
Jan 6, 2017
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Pages
126
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ISBN
9781946515025
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Language
English
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Genres
Architecture / History / Ancient & Classical
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