Chapter 3. Understanding the Project Management Process

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Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:

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Identify, in the proper order, the steps of the project management process

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Define the project life cycle

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Define and understand the dynamic role of a project management plan

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Identify key project constraints

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Explain the science and art of project management

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Understand the role of IT in business

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Explain how IT-centric processes complement project management methodologies

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