Project Management (Assignment 1)

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1. Why is there a new or renewed interest in the field of project management? The project management field has evolved in the past 20+ years. “Until the 1980’s, project management primarily focused on providing schedule and resource data to top management in the military”. (2) Now the field has expanded and has added greater responsibility. I don’t think there are many fields out there that don’t utilize some form of project management to implement or update new equipment, ideas, or software. 2. What is a project, and what are its main attributes? How is a project different from what most people do in their day-to-day jobs? What is the triple constraint? A project is “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result”. (5) Basically, it’s a task that can be large or small and can use little or many resources to complete. It can take a little time or can be a lengthy process to complete depending on the task at hand. Projects are different from what people do during their day-to-day lives because a daily routine is part of the operation of their business. It’s something that will always be done to complete their daily work. A project is something that is temporary and is used to improve the business. The triple constraint is the three main pieces of a project that have set limitations. Scope, time, and cost goals are those three main pieces. Even though they have set limitations they are still considered goals and can be shortened or lengthened by the company at any time for any reason. The scope is basically the task at hand including the product and services that will be used. The time is the length
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This note was uploaded on 05/02/2011 for the course CTS 1701 taught by Professor Bcc during the Fall '08 term at Brevard Community College.

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