1. Project Management Overview

In This Chapter

Clarify what project management is and “is not” (it’s likely more than you think)

Learn why projects are challenging to manage

Understand why project management is the key to the future growth of any organization

Learn why the future of project management is bright and why becoming a certified project manager might be a wise career move

Review the latest trends in project management that might impact your first opportunity

Because your perceptions surrounding project management will vary depending on work experiences, education, industry, and roles, it’s important to establish some “common ground” before we venture down the road of learning what a project manager must do to be successful ...

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