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Project Management for Mere Mortals by Claudia M. Baca - PMP, PMI Certified OPM3®, Assessor and Consultant

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Chapter 1. Setting the Project Management Context

Getting something done is an accomplishment; getting something done right is an achievement.

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Topics Covered in This Chapter

Concepts

Teaming

Politics

Case Study

This chapter establishes the structure for the rest of this book by laying out some of the defining concepts of project management. The first section begins by defining projects and project management. It includes a discussion of what makes a project versus what constitutes daily operations.

Next, you will learn about your role as the project manager. You will discover the types of things you will do as a project manager. You’ll also identify the types of skills you will need to be successful.

A discussion of organizational ...

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