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Developing a Graduate Program in Project Management

Developing a Graduate Program in Project Management
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Author(s): Daniel Brandon Jr. (Christian Brothers University, USA)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 3
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch025
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Project Management is “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to the project activities in order to met or exceed stakeholder needs and expectations from a project.” [Duncan, 1996] A project is defined as “a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product or service” [Duncan, 1996]. A number of professional organizations have developed around the world to address and foster this specific discipline. Most notable is the Project Management Institute (PMI, with about 80,000 members worldwide. Other major international organizations are the Association for Project Management (APM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) [Morris, 2001]. These organizations have recognized there is a distinct skill set necessary for successful project managers, and the organizations are devoted to assisting their members develop, improve, and keep current these skills [Boyatzis, 1982; Caupin, 1998].

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