Chapter 2

An Overview of Projects and Project Management

Upon returning to his desk, Brad contemplates what lies ahead. Although a bit unnerved, he likes the idea of taking on a challenge.

“The visibility should help my career along,” he says to himself with a smile, “as long as Project Apex turns out okay, that is.” Brad’s smile slowly turns into a slight frown. As he finishes the sandwich he was too nervous to eat before meeting with Gina, he decides to accept the assignment—though he’s not sure he really has a choice!

Before tackling Project Apex, Brad realizes that he’d better do a quick study on project management—starting with the basics of what a project is and how project management is supposed to be done. He wants to be in the best possible ...

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