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Information Technology

Project Management,

Third Edition

ISBN 0-619-159847

Course Technology MIS Series

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Kathy Schwalbe, Ph.D., PMP

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CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Project Management

Discussion Questions

1. Why is there a new or renewed interest in the field of project management?
More and more projects are being done by a variety of organizations. The projects are more complex and often involve the use of new technologies. Organizations are struggling to find better ways to manage their projects.
2. What is a project? How is it different from what most people do in their day-to-day jobs?
A project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service” (PMBOK( Guide, 2000, p. 4). Projects are different from day-to-day activities primarily because they have focused goals and definite beginning and ending dates.
3. What is project management? Briefly describe the project management framework.
Project management is “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements” (PMBOK( Guide, 2000, p. 6). The project management framework graphically shows the process of beginning with stakeholders’ needs and expectations, applying the nine project management knowledge areas and various tools and techniques to lead to project success and then enterprise success.
4. How does project management relate to other disciplines?
Project management is a separate discipline, but it does overlap with general…...

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