Appendix A. A Short Course in Project Management

Throughout this book, we’ve included advice on how best to use Microsoft Office Project 2003 while following sound project management practices. This appendix focuses on the basics of project management, regardless of any software tools you may use to help you manage projects. Although project management is a broad subject, this appendix uses the "project triangle" model. In this model, you consider projects in terms of time, cost, and scope.

Understanding What Defines a Project

Succeeding as a project manager requires that you complete your projects on time, finish within budget, and make sure your customers are happy with what you deliver. That sounds simple enough, but how many projects have you ...

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