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Mastering Project, Program, and Portfolio Management: Models for Structuring and Executing the Project Hierarchy by Gary Lister

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1. Project Management Roots and Understanding the PMBOK Guide

Introduction

Everyone manages projects; therefore everyone is a project manager. Whether you’re planning a surprise birthday party, repairing your car, cooking Thanksgiving dinner, or overseeing the construction of a battleship, you’re managing a project. You are a project manager even if you don’t have the official title. The tech sector, and in particular the information technology sector, has staked claim to the project management realm in recent years. It’s important that we not allow IT to dominate project management. We are all project managers, both in the general business world and life at large. For those seeking to learn the broad fundamentals of project management, the ...

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