Technologies of the Web
To a certain extent, project management is project management, regardless of the industry. As an established discipline, project management (as described in Chapter 1), has its eternal truths, systems that work no matter what project you’re managing. In theory, project management is portable from industry to industry; however, project management is more than a theory, it’s a practice. The project manager’s practice involves communication, problem solving, and decision making, all of which require a solid technical grasp of the field. Even in the role of facilitator and motivator, the project manager needs technical knowledge to earn the credibility and respect of team members.
This chapter introduces some of the basic ...