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Project Management for Flat Organizations by Laura Burford

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CHAPTER 1

THE FUNDAMENTALS

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Covered in this chapter:

Definition of project management

Linkage, impact, and influence of scope, time, and cost

Characteristics of projects, programs, and portfolios

Delineation between projects and operations

Children walk before they run; they learn how to add and subtract before they learn to multiply or divide; and they learn how to throw a ball before they learn how to play baseball. Project management is not any different. It is hard to plan and manage a project to successful completion with no training. Whether new to project management or looking to refresh your skills, the right place to start is ...

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