2.3. Chapter Summary

Studying for your project management exam can be its own project. You have a sense already where this project is going: to your certification. Sooner or later, your certification project will end and you'll move on to other goals. Projects are the same way. They have a life of their own, and it's called the project life cycle.

Every project, regardless of the application area, follows its own logical path from initiation to closure. Within the project life cycle, there are phases that allow the project to move towards completion. At the end of a phase, the project should create some deliverable or condition that allows the next phase to begin. Sometimes, depending on the associated risk, phases are allowed to begin even ...

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