Projects and project management are not new to IT. For many organizations, projects in IT environments have become a critical part of daily operations. This note identifies and discusses the following topics surrounding project management:
- Definition of a project.
- Definition of project management.
- Project management constraints.
- The phases of project management.
- Why IT projects fail.
It is no surprise; project management has become increasingly challenging. As IT projects and project management continue to play a large role in organizations, understanding and reviewing project management basics and how they have evolved over time is critical for ongoing IT project success.