CHAPTER1Introduction to EnterpriseProject Governance

Evolution affects everything—including projects and how projects are managed. Projects have existed since the beginning of humankind. Egypt’s Cheops, Leonardo da Vinci, and John F. Kennedy are some of the icons that have initiated or influenced the evolution of projects and their management. From its simplest form of running a single project, such as building a shelter from storms, to dealing with multiple and complex initiatives in ever-changing environments, such as high-tech space exploration, project management has broadened to a state of organizational entanglement that requires a rock-solid set of policies, structure, guidelines, and procedures. And the complexity is necessary if project ...

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