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Cultural Influences in Engineering Projects by Morgan Henrie

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CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Projects, Project Management, and Project Managers

“This feeling, finally, that we may change things – this is at the centre of everything we are. Lose that … lose everything”

Sir David Hare (1947)

1.1 Introduction: Projects—What Are They and How Are They Defined?

In this chapter, we lay the foundation for discussing cultural influences and effects within a technical team environment using the project as the team environment focus. To accomplish this, we first discuss what a project is, what project management is, and then project managers’ responsibilities. This foundation is essential to understanding the broader context of this book: The team’s cultural influences on their project.

To establish an early reference ...

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