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From Techie to Boss: Transitioning to Leadership by Scott Cromar

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Project Management

As your team’s leader, you will be responsible for projects and for tasks within projects. You may also assign projects for your subordinates to manage.

Project management is a discipline all to itself. It increases the number of successful projects (i.e., projects that are on time and within budget) by using a disciplined, industry-standard framework for running projects.

A project has several characteristics that make it different from day-to-day operations. Operational tasks are recurring tasks that are required to keep the environment in good working order. A project, on the other hand, is a temporary undertaking with a ...

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