Chapter 5
Starting Off on the Right Foot
In This Chapter
• Learning the project life cycle
• Differences between a project life cycle and a product life cycle
• The Pinnacle Equipment case study
• Project life cycle phase one: defining your project
No matter how big or how small a project is, the simple fact is that as a project manager you are operating within a larger context. That context is the environment and styles that exist within the organization where you work. Any project manager who doesn’t recognize how significant these things can be is in for a rude awakening. In this chapter, you take a look at how to organize the project and factor in the environment, too!

The Project Life Cycle

You can break all projects into distinct phases. ...

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