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Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management by Nancy Mingus

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HOUR 1
Understanding Project Management
CHAPTER SUMMARY
LESSON PLAN:
In this hour you will learn about ...
• The benefits of using a project management process.
• A brief history of project management.
• The Project Management Institute (PMI).
• Project management concepts.
• The five PMI processes.
• Project management methodologies and life cycles.
• The three projects we’ll use as case studies.
Before we start talking about the specific tools and techniques that will help you to manage your projects more effectively, it’s important to have some background information. The sections in this hour provide the foundation on which the remaining lessons build.

UNDERSTAND PROJECT MANAGEMENT RATIONALE

In this section we’ll explore the rationale for using ...

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