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Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM

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Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM. / Bossen, Claus; Danholt, Peter; Kroustrup, Jonas; Øllgaard, Morten Jensen.

2014. Paper præsenteret ved MMaking Projects Critical 7, Stockholm, Sverige.

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Bossen, C, Danholt, P, Kroustrup, J & Øllgaard, MJ 2014, 'Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM' Paper fremlagt ved, Stockholm, Sverige, 23/01/2014 - 24/01/2014, .

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Bossen, C., Danholt, P., Kroustrup, J., & Øllgaard, M. J. (2014). Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM. Paper præsenteret ved MMaking Projects Critical 7, Stockholm, Sverige.

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Bossen C, Danholt P, Kroustrup J, Øllgaard MJ. 2014. Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM. Paper præsenteret ved MMaking Projects Critical 7, Stockholm, Sverige.

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Bossen C, Danholt P, Kroustrup J, Øllgaard MJ. Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM. 2014. Paper præsenteret ved MMaking Projects Critical 7, Stockholm, Sverige.

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Bossen, Claus ; Danholt, Peter ; Kroustrup, Jonas ; Øllgaard, Morten Jensen. / Thou shall not underestimate the power of a Gant diagram! An STS approach to PM. Paper præsenteret ved MMaking Projects Critical 7, Stockholm, Sverige.32 s.

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