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Managing Projects in Organizations: How to Make the Best Use of Time, Techniques, and People, 3rd Edition by J. Davidson Frame

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WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

If you ask seasoned project professionals to describe their most fundamental objective in carrying out a project, you are likely to hear the following response: “To get the job done!” This is the project professional's universal credo. If given a few moments to reflect further on their efforts, they will probably amplify their response: “My most basic objective is to get the job done—on time, within budget, and according to specifications.”

These three items are so commonly identified by project professionals as important parameters in the project management process that they have been given a name: the triple constraint. They constitute the focal point of the project professional's attention and energy. Project management ...

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