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Project Skills by Mark Thomas, Sam Elbeik

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Understanding projects

What is a project?

image A project is a collection of tasks that is carried out by a team to meet an objective as defined by a sponsor. It has a beginning and end date, a budget, and risk. No two projects are ever the same.
image Consider work that you are currently doing and ask yourself the following questions:
  • Are there clear, measurable and attainable objectives?
  • Have the work tasks been identified?
  • Do you know who will be carrying out these tasks?
  • Who is the sponsor of the work?
  • Do you have a great team to execute ...

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