Project Management

Project Management is an organized approach to guiding a project from its inception to closure. Managing projects is becoming more and more important as we enter the digital era. To cope with the pace that this transition demands, a method is required to manage projects so they can yield quality work, while incorporating efficient use of time and resources. In this Wikibook, several project management methods/processes are outlined: the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and Projects in Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) approaches can be applied to managing any type of project; whereas methods such as SDM, DSDM, RAD, ISAC, SA/SD, IEM and OO are specific to managing Information Technology (IT) projects. Before some of these project management methods/processes are explored in this Wikibook, we will review some project essentials, such as the definition of a project and the project lifecycle.

Table of Contents edit

Portfolios/Programs Management
Organization structures

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) edit

Core Knowledge Areas
Facilitating Knowledge Areas
Coordination Knowledge Area

PRINCE2 (PRojects In Controlled Environments) edit

Case Studies edit

Appendices edit

References edit

  • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (third ed.), Project Management Institute, 2004, ISBN 193069945X
  • Schwalbe, K. (2005), Introduction to Project Management, Course Technology, ISBN 978-1-4188-3559-0
  • Satzinger; Jackson; Burd (2006), Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World (fourth ed.), Thompson Learning, ISBN 1418836125
  • Baars, Wouter (2008), Open Source Project Management Handbook, Edita-KNAW, ISBN ISBN 90 6984 496 6 {{citation}}: Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help)