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Project Management Terms and Concepts

Before we start looking at project management in detail it's worth defining some of the basic terms and concepts. Over the next few pages we'll look at the following:

  • Definition of a project
  • Task
  • Resource
  • Schedule
  • Performance risk
  • Scope and scope creep
  • Critical path
  • Estimating project duration and costs

The MPMM Project Management Methodology is an excellent resource for this Unit, particularly Outcome 2. It describes in detail the phases, activities and tasks required to undertake a project from end-to-end. You can download a 14-day evaluation copy of the Education Edition from the MPMM web site.

MPMM Project Management Methodology

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