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Project Management - Fundamentals

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Project management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments, and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.
 This content is not intended to take you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these topics will familiarise you with the most common terms and practices in terms of working on projects.


Describe what is meant by a project
Explain what project management means
Identify benefits of projects
Identify the phases of a project&rsquo;s life cycle
Sell ideas and make presentations related to pitching a project
Prioritize projects
Begin conceptualizing your project, including goals and vision statements
Use project planning tools
Contribute to creating a Statement of Work