Project Management The Key to Achieving Results

In This Chapter

^ Distinguishing projects ^ Breaking down project management ^ Coming to grips with the project manager's role ^ Cycling through the phases of a project ^ Eyeing potential problems with your project ^ Examining the requirements for project success

Successful organizations create projects that produce desired results in established time frames with assigned resources. As a result, businesses are increasingly driven to find individuals who can excel in this project-oriented environment.

Because you're reading this book, chances are good that you've been asked to manage a project. So, hang on tight — you're going to need a new set of skills and techniques to steer that project to successful completion. But not to worry! This chapter gets you off to a smooth start by showing you what projects and project management really are and helping you separate projects from nonproject assignments. The chapter also offers the rationale for why projects succeed or fail and gets you into the project-management mindset.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

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.

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