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The Handbook of Project-based Management, 3rd Edition by J. Rodney Turner

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CHAPTER 11THE PROJECT PROCESS

Part 2 covered the management of the five functions: scope, organization, quality, cost, and time, and the risk inherent in them. We now turn to the second dimension of project management, the management process. In Chap. 1, I suggested that because projects are transient, they have a life cycle, going through several stages of development from germination of the idea, to commissioning of the facility, and finally, the metamorphosis into a successful operation. During this life cycle, management emphasise changes; the definition of the project evolves in a controlled way, so the best solution to the owner's requirement is achieved, and money and resources are committed only as uncertainty is reduced. In this part, ...

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