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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 3THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS

“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step which counts.”

MADAME DUDEFFARD, 1697–1784

3.1 INTRODUCTION

Project management is a series of activities embodied in a process of getting things done on a project by working with project team members and other stakeholders to attain project schedule, cost, and technical performance objectives. The project management process is adapted from the general management process.

In this chapter the project management process will be explained along with an exploration of the project life cycle. How to manage this life cycle will be examined, along with an explanation of how project life cycles and uncertainty are linked. An early linkage of a project life cycle ...

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