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Micro MBA by David Starr-Glass, Ana Raquel Sampaio de Sousa, Ana Lúcia Rodrigues, Miguel L. Pinheiro, Jordi Olivella Nadal, Gilda Hernandez-Maskivker, Gema Calleja Sanz, Filomena Antunes Bràs, J. Paulo Davim, Carolina Machado

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Gema Calleja Sanz, Jordi Olivella Nadal, Joan Vinyals Robert

3Project management

Abstract: The main aim of this chapter is to present the essential concepts of project management, including a definition of the concept of a project, a brief history of project management, a general vision of the different methodologies used in the field, and some insights on present trends in the field. In addition, the business case concept and contents are discussed. Finally, some insights on the Project Management Body of Knowledge approach are developed, including the definition of the 42 processes involved.

3.1Introduction

Today projects and project management are widely recognized by organizations as essential for achieving their strategic objectives [1

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