Chapter 2

Project Management


This chapter defines project management and project manager and discusses the skills a project manager should possess. It also explains the purpose and basic clauses of a project charter, as well as the function of a project office.


Project management; project manager; project charter; project office

Chapter Outline

It is obvious that project management is not new. Noah must have managed one of the earliest recorded projects in the Bible – the building of the ark. He may not have completed it to budget, but he certainly had to finish it by a specified time – before the flood — and it must have met his performance criteria, as it successfully accommodated ...

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