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Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Edition by Joseph HEAGNEY

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CHAPTER 1An Overview of Project Management

What’s all the fuss about, anyway? Since the first edition of this book was published, in 1997, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has grown from a few thousand members to nearly 450,000 in 2011. For those of you who don’t know, PMI is the professional organization for people who manage projects. You can get more information from the institute’s website, www.pmi.org. In addition to providing a variety of member services, a major objective of PMI is to advance project management as a profession. To do so, it has established a certification process whereby qualifying individuals receive the Project Management Professional (PMP®) designation. To do so, such individuals must have work experience (approximately ...

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