Project Management As a Process

Four Phases

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

An overview of the four phases of project management

Uncovering the core issues of your project

Identifying your project’s stakeholders


PROJECTS COME in all types and sizes, from building orbiting space stations to installing new information systems. Yet the essential elements of project management are the same. Those elements are typically handled within a four-phase process:

1.  Defining and organizing the project

2.  Planning the project

3.  Managing project execution

4.  Closing down the project

This chapter provides an overview of that process.

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