The Structure of This Book

Before you can contemplate starting up a project office, you need to appreciate the role of project management. Chapter 2 deals with this and with the importance of project management in all projects, including smaller ones. One common objection to project management is that it adds unnecessary bureaucracy. In Chapter 2, we discuss the validity of such concerns.

In Chapter 3, we review the role of a project office and present a set of functions that it can provide. Not all project offices provide all of these functions, but the value of a comprehensive list is that it identifies everything that is needed to support project managers. It is immaterial whether the project office provides these functions or whether they ...

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