CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Project Management

Almost every organization gets involved in many projects. A major reason projects are so important is the fast pace of change, and the more specialized nature of modern business. Many of these projects involve information systems, a distinctive type of project. Firms have to keep at least close to the cutting edge for harnessing the power of computers in almost every aspect of business. Large accounting firms have enlarged their information system consulting operations, and almost all of this type of consulting involves an information systems project. This means that there are more and more unique activities drawing people together from diverse locations and diverse organizations with diverse, specialized ...

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