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Project Management for IT-Related Projects by David I. Shepherd, Norman Smith, Brian West, Roger Ireland, Bob Hughes

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1.6 Elements of project management

The motivation behind consolidating or splitting up development processes is to ensure controllability of work. In addition, the project manager has to tailor project management procedures to minimize risks to the project and to maintain control over the project, while avoiding excessive management bureaucracy. Although the overall project management process remains the same, different projects require different levels of control. The amount of effort required for project management, for example, needs to be appropriate to the size of the project. On a project of 50 days it would be excessive to spend 20 days on project management. However, because a project is small that does not mean it requires no control ...

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