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What type of management does my project need?

There are four main components to managing a project - scope management, time management, cost management, and quality management. Each is described below:

  • Scope management - defining and controlling what is and is not included in the project and ensuring that the work required is completed successfully.
  • Time management - keeping projects on schedule, on time, and on task.
  • Cost management - ensuring that the project is performed within agreed budgetary limits through budgeting, ongoing monitoring, analysis, and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Quality management - maintaining quality by reviewing outputs and establishing systems for quality assurance.

Organizations often have to prioritize the components above and this often guides how the project will be managed.

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