Understanding Project Management


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

• Describe the origins and growth of project management as a discipline.

• Define projects and project management and explain the concepts of progressive elaboration and iterative activity as they apply to project management.

• Describe the relationship between projects and the organization, including the roles of programs and portfolios, the function of a Project Management Office (PMO), and the characteristics of functional, projectized, and matrix organizations.

• Identify and describe the five fundamental processes of project management. ...

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