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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 4th Edition by Jeanette Cabanis-Brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore

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SECTION FIVE

Industry Applications of Project Management Practice

Introduction

Some professionals argue that a project is a project and, therefore, the principles of project management are generically applicable. Others proclaim that an information technology (IT) project is totally different from building a house or launching a new product. There is truth in both positions, of course. Principles of navigation are generically applicable, but putting them to proper use in the Antarctic or on the Danube requires different experiences and knowledge.

The project management principles are indeed generically applicable, yet to use them intelligently requires knowledge of the specific type of project. In this section, some of the peculiarities of project ...

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