The end of man is an action and not a thought…

Thomas Carlyle

Be not too tame neither, but let your own discretion be your tutor: suit the action to the word, the word to the action.

Shakespeare, Hamlet

This chapter describes ‘project execution’ – where the preparations for the project are turned into action. A project begins when the plan has been approved in a way that is appropriate for the organisation, or – if the team is working to a formal contract – one that is consistent with the stipulations of the contract.

The project manager’s aim now is to ensure that the time and money allocated are applied in order to achieve the results the business expects.

The project manager’s responsibility is therefore to support and ...

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