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Project Management 101

Posted by iammarchhare on 6 July 2009

Here is an excerpt from my Helium article on “Project management 101”:

This is a short introduction to project management. Since this article needs to be brief, it will cover what is project management, what is the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ), who needs to understand project management and where you can find additional resources for more information.

What is Project Management?

“Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.”

~ PMBOK , p 6

The project requirements dictate what the project is trying to accomplish. The project’s end goal will be a “unique product, service, or result” (ibid., p 5). Another difference between a project and an operational process is that a project is temporary. It will have a definite beginning, and it will have a definite end. Project management tries to ensure the success of creating the unique item while keeping costs, scope and duration under some type of control during this temporary endeavor.

Read more here.

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One Response to “Project Management 101”

  1. Corporate Sleuth said

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