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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chapter 1 : Introduction to Project Management

In this chapter, we learned about what is Project Management. Project Management is the ability to manage a temporary endeavor to create a unique product or service on time and within budget. Project Management also can be defined as the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements.

What actually project managers do? Are they only observing what their team members doing or only give instructions and order to the team members? Actually, project managers work with sponsors, a project team, and other people involved in a project to meet project goals. The project managers are the one who will be blame if the project does not meet the objective or goals. This shows that the project managers have a very heavy responsibility toward the project and the team members.

Next we will proceed with the project. Project is a temporary endeavor or attempt undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. The project size is not a matter and it may take a long a short time to be completed. The project will end only if it meets the objective. If not, the project will be terminated. Below are the attributes of a project: has a unique purpose, temporary, developed using progressive elaboration, resources, have a primary customer or sponsor, the project sponsor usually provides the direction and funding for the project and uncertainty

A successful project management must meet 3 constraints or also known as the triple constraint. The constraints are scope (what work to be done), time (how long should it take to complete) and cost (what should it cost)
The chapter also covers the 9 knowledge areas which are project integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management and procurement management.