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Every facet of human life is a project. Every little step we take, from the moment we wake up up to the time we settle to sleep, is filled with mini projects. It's then not a stretch to assume that the way we handle actual projects (from work, school, etc.) is reflection of the way we handle the biggest project there is - our existence. That's why it's doubly important to come up with the perfect habit of proper planning and management of projects.
This page covers general information about the discipline of project management.
A portfolio consists of multiple programs. As an example Building a house may be a project. Building a colony consisting of row of houses is a program. Building a set of colonies to develop a new city can be considered a portfolio.
Project Manager has maximum authority in a Projectized organization and least authority
in a Functional organization. In Functional organizations staff is organized based upon
their specialty, such as engineering or sales. In these organizations, functional managers
are responsible for specialized departments like marketing. In Functional organization, the
role of Project Manager is limited. In Projectized organization, PMs have more authority
and independence. All the persons in the project team report to the Project Manager.
Real situations are a mixture of functional and projectized organizations. These mixed
situations are called matrix organizations. Strong matrix organizations have characteristics
of projectized organizations. Weak matrix organizations have characteristics
of functional organizations.
Each Knowledge area has further Processes. There are a total of 47 processes. Each process has inputs, outputs and "tools and techniques" (ITTO). The PMBOK primarily covers each of the processes and it's ITTO in detail. You need to understand the concepts related to each of the input, output and "tools and techniques".
Each process is part of one of these five project phases. It is important to know the process group for each of the 47 processes.
Tasks performed by the senior management include
Stakeholders are all the individuals that are concerned with the project. Stakeholders have vested interest in the outcome of the project. They include project team
members, customers, management, and other individuals who get impacted by the project. Stakeholders role includes -
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