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Project Management What is Project Management Week-2
Project vs. Operational Work Projects • To attain its objectives and terminate • Create own character, organization, and goals • Catalyst for change • Unique product or services • Heterogeneous teams • Start and end date Operations • To sustain the business • Semi permanent charter, organization, and goals • Maintain status quo • Standard product or services • Homogeneous teams • Ongoing Examples • Producing a News letter • Writing and publishing a book • Implementing a LAN • Hiring a sales man • Arrange for a conference • Opening for a new shop • Producing the annual report Examples • Responding to customers requests • Writing a letter to a Prospect • Hooking up a Printer to a computer • Meeting with an employee • Attending a conference • Opening the shop • Writing a progress update memo
Projects are often implemented as a means of achieving an organization’s strategic plan.

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