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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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3. Operations Management and Project Management

Introduction

Operations management and project management have much in common. Obviously, both include management and therefore imply something is being managed with all the requisite skills, tools, and discipline. But beyond the obvious, they are highly complementary tools, techniques, and practices. Both are incredibly timely topics; the news media has ample examples of both failed operations and projects. All are clear examples of the need for effective operations management and project management.

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to

1. Recognize and understand operations management.

2. Distinguish between project management and operations management. ...

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