1 INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT

This chapter defines what a project is and looks at what project management delivers. You’ll learn the differences between project work and business-as-usual work, and see why an understanding of your company’s strategy in the widest sense is going to help you be a success as a project manager.

By the time you’ve finished reading through this chapter, you’ll know all about why project management is a highly valued skill within IT and you’ll be in a good place to decide if it’s a career that sounds interesting for you.

WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

Businesses never stand still. If you want your company to move forward, you’ve always got to be tweaking a product line or introducing something new. These changes ...

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