- Learning Objectives
- Why Are Projects Important?
- Who Are Project Managers?
- Project Management Roots
- Key Concepts of Project Management
- The PMBOK Guide?the Standard
- How to Use the PMBOK Guide
- Where the Activity Occurs
- Project Management Issues Not Addressed by the PMBOK Guide
- Emerging Issues Likely to Be Addressed in Future Editions
- Common Project Management Methodologies
- Key Terms You Should Know
- Discussion Questions
- Final Points
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- Select two colleagues or acquaintances who work in a different organization than you do. Ask them how they manage projects. Do they have designated project managers or people who manage projects in addition to their regular responsibilities?
- As a student, you are (or will be) assigned case studies and other research or presentation projects. If you’ve accomplished them successfully (as evidenced by a passing grade), you already know something about organizing, milestones, tasks, project deliverables, and so on. Based on what you’ve learned so far in Chapter 1, how might a school project be similar to a workplace project? How might they be different?