IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL:
Learn what a project is and how it differs from other undertakings
Gain an understanding of project management and the processes it represents
Identify the benefits of managing projects
“All white-collar work is project work.”
So you’ve been asked to manage a project. If you’re new to project management, your first question is probably “What’s a project?” No doubt it will be followed closely by “How do I manage one?” and finally “How will I know if I did it right?” In this chapter, you’ll learn what a project is, the basics of managing one, and why project management is so important.
The good news is that you’ve probably already managed a project without realizing ...