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What You Need to Know about Project Management by Fergus O'Connell

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Chapter 1. GOAL SETTING

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

  • The big problem in project management

  • The magic line – what to say when you get handed a project and what not to say

  • Setting a clear goal.

  • Controlling changes to the goal

  • Maximising the win-conditions of the stakeholders

  • The definition of a successful project

  • The way to set SMART goals

  • When to consider something a project

THE BIG PROBLEM IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Why is it that so many projects that we see, read about or get involved in, go wrong? In my experience, the number one reason for this is that they were never actually possible in the first place. You see, project management is actually the most difficult job in the world. This is because in project management, we get asked to make a prediction of the future ...

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