1. Project Structure

1.1 Introduction

In today’s increasingly complex world of corporate strategies attempting to respond to various market demands, projects are a primary tool used regularly to accomplish business strategic objectives. Projects, although having differing levels of complexity, can fundamentally be broken down into a rather simplistic organized structure of activities, processes, and natural phases of development that can be easily understood as viewed from a high level. We use the term high level to establish the vantage point from which this chapter will address the general nature of a project and characterize the development of a project from start to finish.

Although projects can vary in size and complexity, as well as in ...

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