Projects and project management take place in an environment that is broader than that of the project itself The project management team must understand this broader context to ensure work is carried out in alignment with the goals of the enterprise, and managed in accordance with the established practices of the organization. This chapter describes the basic structure of a project as well as other important high-level considerations including how projects impact ongoing operational work, the influence of stakeholders beyond the immediate project team, and how organizational structure affects the way the project is staffed, managed, and executed. The following major sections are discussed:
2.1 The Project Life Cycle ~ Overview
2.2 Projects vs. Operational Work
2.4 Organizational Influences on Project Management
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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.