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Project management basics

What you will learn in this chapter

  • The A-B-Cs of good project and initiative management
  • Techniques for tracking projects and setting milestones
  • How to create a master plan

Project management is something every manager has to do. Projects can be big or small, strategic or operational, aimed at cost-cutting, growth or process improvement. They typically involve people, technology and money. Managing projects is about prioritising, defining an objective, establishing a process and roadmap to achieve the objective using defined resources, timescales and success measures. It is not enough to deliver a project on time and on budget – although this is essential. It is also important to deliver the outcome the project ...

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