“This feeling, finally, that we may change things – this is at the centre of everything we are. Lose that … lose everything”
—Sir David Hare (1947)
1.1 Introduction: Projects—What Are They and How Are They Defined?
In this chapter, we lay the foundation for discussing cultural influences and effects within a technical team environment using the project as the team environment focus. To accomplish this, we first discuss what a project is, what project management is, and then project managers’ responsibilities. This foundation is essential to understanding the broader context of this book: The team’s cultural influences on their project.
To establish an early reference ...