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.

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