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Microsoft® Office Project 2007 Inside Out by Teresa S. Stover

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Understanding Project Management Processes

It might seem daunting when you realize that, as a project manager, you’re responsible for such a tremendous balancing act throughout the life of the project. However, this responsibility can be broken down into the following four manageable processes:

  1. Initiating and planning the project

  2. Executing the project

  3. Controlling the project

  4. Closing the project

Most of the chapters in this book are structured with these four processes in mind. For each process, you use Microsoft Project in specific ways. Standard project management practices are also related to planning, executing, controlling, and closing the project. Throughout this book, the Microsoft Project procedures as well as the project management practices ...

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