What are projects, and why are so many businesses reorganizing
to include them? Why has project management
become such a popular career track? In Part 1 of this book,
you will find answers to these questions and more.
Because projects differ from the ongoing operations of a
firm, managing them presents a new set of challenges. Over
the past 50 years, a number of tools and techniques have
evolved to deal with these challenges. Chapters 1 and 2
include an overview of these techniques, along with the five
factors that make a project successful.
We live in a world where change—and the rate of
change—is constantly increasing. In order to survive and
prosper, organizations need to continually modify their
products and services. Projects are the means by which
these innovations are effected. Greater change = more
innovations = more projects.
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