Chapter 18

Project Management


Good project management helps ensure that projects are completed as planned, within budget, with good quality and, most important, that the completed project meets expectations. In larger organizations, establishing a business intelligence (BI) program helps ensure that all projects follow the same enterprise-wide BI vision and reduces overlap and redundancy. Individual projects should begin with an assessment, which puts everyone on the same page by answering questions about scope, schedule, resources, budget, products, etc. The project management approach should begin with defining the work breakdown structure (WBS) prior to developing any project schedules. Using the WBS is a project management technique ...

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