CHAPTER 2

Selecting and Initiating a Project

This chapter begins with the topic of portfolio management. That is, how does an organization decide what work to do and then how is that work overseen? A second topic in this chapter also pertains to the organizational level. Some companies have a Project Management Office (PMO) that helps set standards and training needs, coordinates portfolio decisions, and performs other various functions to help project managers. The final topic in this chapter deals with how selected projects are initiated with simple documents called project charters. We will cover what charters are, why they are used, and what is included in a simple charter. We will walk you through the process of constructing your own charter ...

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