Project management by Dennis Lock

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For convenience and simplicity, however, I have confined most of the illustrations and case studies throughout this book to the simple customer-contractor relationship. ASSOCIATIONS REPRESENTING THE PROFESSION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT International Project Management Association (IPMA) The profession of project management is represented by the International Project Management Association. Originally known by the initials INTERNET, the Association was eventually forced to switch to the abbreviation IPMA, for very obvious reasons.

Some will have the power to influence the project, while others will be able only to voice opinions. All stakeholders might be ranked (primary, secondary, tertiary and so on) according to the power that they can wield and the impact that the project will have on them. 3 Matrix of stakeholders’ objectives This extends the concept of the triangle of objectives and allows the perceived priorities of all project stakeholders to be considered. Consideration of the stakeholders’ interests Once all the stakeholders have been identified, the means of communicating and dealing with them will have to be considered.

Most authorities and writers, when they talk about the life cycle of a project, refer to the period that begins with the authorization of work on the project (or signing of a customer-contractor contract) up to the handover of the desired product to the customer. This can be a view that is too simplistic, but it is the part of projects that is of most concern to their project managers. 3 shows that the activities which take place during this period do form a true cycle, because they begin and end with the customer.

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