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

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CHAPTER 14PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

“Knowledge is of two kinds: We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information about it.”

SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1709–1784

14.1 INTRODUCTION

Accurate and timely information is essential for the management of a project. Project planning, organizational design, motivation of project stakeholders, and meaningful project reviews simply cannot be carried out without information on the project—and how it relates to the larger organizational context in which the project is found. An accurate and complete project management information system must exist to provide the basis for how the project is doing. The project manager—or any other manager for that part—simply cannot make and execute meaningful ...

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