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Project Management

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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 | edit source]

Portfolios/Programs Management
Organization structures

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)[edit | edit source]

Core Knowledge Areas
Facilitating Knowledge Areas
Coordination Knowledge Area

PRINCE2 (PRojects In Controlled Environments)[edit | edit source]

Case Studies[edit | edit source]

Appendices[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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)