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Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools by Karl E Wiegers

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Chapter 1. A Project Management Primer[1]

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A Project Management PrimerThis chapter was originally published in Software Development, 1998, 6(6): 78–80. It is reprinted here, with modifications, with permission of CMP Media Inc.

While I was working at Eastman Kodak Company a day I had anticipated—and rather feared—finally arrived: I was "promoted" from the engineering staff to a software team manager position. I had some project management experience under my belt and had demonstrated a bit of leadership ability. But I didn’t yet know how to be a great software manager. I had to learn a lot the hard way, by making mistakes. That’s not a fun way to get good at a new ...

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