Chapter 1. Understanding What Project Management Is All About

Let’s start by establishing some definitions, so we are all on the same page. The first is: “Projects and Programs.” Here, we will look at the structure of projects and programs and what they are all about. Then we will go through the various stages and phases that constitute projects and programs. Next comes: “The Project Management Process.” An understanding of what the project management process is all about is essential to understanding how the project manager applies his or her talents to conducting projects and programs. Then: “The Portability of the Process.” Just how applicable is the project management process to all the disciplines, and can you take it with you? Next, “The ...

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