Holistic: Project Management

Last modification: 2008/07/20 23:55

Project Management has the following characteristics:

  • Collaboration with a loosely defined group of members
  • Typically will have a core group of project members
  • Defined output
  • Finite task lifetime
  • Co-ordination and timely execution trumps long-term knowledge transfer

Project Management, more than just about any other IM discipline, uses technology as an enabler. From informal tracking using Microsoft Excel, and the low-cost Microsoft Project through to high-end project management tools such as Primavera, there is a staggering array of Project Management tools available.

Where detailed collaboration with external stakeholders is vital, the benefits of web-based project management suites becomes greater. Currently, some of the best-known online packages with project management include:

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