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Real life project management: Projects, programs and operations of a house

Posted by iammarchhare on 4 August 2009

I have published a new article on Associated Content titled “Real Life Project Management: Projects, Programs and Operations of a House”.  Here is an excerpt:

Project Management Lessons from “Real Life”

Projects, programs and operations are all necessary parts of a business. How do you tell them apart? Let’s relate this to an item most of us can readily identify with: owning and maintaining your home.

Owning your own home is a rewarding experience. However, it is also a lot of work. All things need maintenance. The larger and more complex the system, the more it will need maintenance. A house is one of the largest and most complex item most of us will ever own. Not only is a house a system, but it is a superset of many other subsystems: plumbing, electrical, heating, etc.

Is maintenance part of ongoing operations, then? Is maintenance a project item? Or is maintenance a program? I want to show you that the correct answer is, “Yes.”

You can read the rest here.


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