Definition

"Project Management" is a formalized and structured method of managing change in a rigorous manner.  It focuses on producing specifically defined outputs

  • by a certain time, 
  • to a defined quality and 
  • with a given level of resources

so that planned outcomes are achieved.

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Every project involves three interdependent parameters: time, money, and scope, where "scope" is the total amount of work involved.  Usually at least one of these three is fixed at the start of the project.

There are ten critical project management skills:

  1. Define the project
  2. Plan the work
  3. Manage the work plan
  4. Manage issues
  5. Manage scope
  6. Manage risks
  7. Manage communication
  8. Manage documentation
  9. Manage quality
  10. Manage metrics


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