Project management is a hot topic. It is a hot topic because projects are the nerve center of a company. It is where new products come from and it’s where profits are made or lost. In simplest terms, companies live or die based on the success of their projects. The single most important element in a project’s success is the leadership of the project manager. But what is a project manager? Look at the Job Opportunities pages, and what do you see?
Project management is a logical technique, and, as such, has been with us for centuries, whether we recognize it not. Project management is the methodology used to control task, schedule, and cost of a project. Project management methodology was probably used to build the pyramids and may have even been used before that, if only we had evidence of accomplishments to prove it.
There’s a lot of detail in this book. But, even with all the detail, you may need to do some interpolation to find exactly where you stand in all this. The book is also broad. But even with its breadth, you may need to do some extrapolation to create a direction for yourself that will meet your long-term goals. But, after all, interpolation and extrapolation are a big part of project management. It is not simple and straightforward and must be treated as a complex subject