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Microsoft® Project 2010 In Depth by Scott Daley, QuantumPM

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Chapter 3. Microsoft Project and the Project Management Domain

This chapter provides the context for the use of Microsoft Project within the domain of project management. It identifies accepted standards and methodologies that are in use within the field and provides some examples of how they are used with Project.

History of Project Management

When Patrick Henry said, “I know of no way of judging the future but by the past,” he could have been talking about project management. When faced with projects that have never been done before, all project managers can do is look at what has come before them.

Although project management has been practiced for thousands of years, evidenced by the Egyptian and Roman dynasties, modern project management ...

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