- 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
This chapter is from the book
- Project management can be a profession, a job, an assignment, or a task. It can be a full-time or part-time activity.
- Everyone manages projects; therefore everyone is either a formal or informal (or perhaps both, at different times) project manager.
- Project management has existed for a very long time, and you can find it all around you.
- The PMBOK Guide describes the accumulated knowledge and experience that the project management community at large generally accepts as applying to “most projects most of the time.”
- Project management can be confusing and requires concentrated study to master.
- Projects and ongoing operations are how organizations accomplish their goals and missions.