Project Management

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or staffing) undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of such distinct production approaches requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints. This information is usually described in project documentation, created at the beginning of the development process. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary — and more ambitious — challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and apply them to meet pre-defined objectives. The object of project management is to produce a complete project which complies with the client's objectives. In many cases the object of project management is also to shape or reform the client's brief in order to feasibly be able to address the client's objectives. Once the client's objectives are clearly established they should influence all decisions made by other people involved in the project - for example project managers, designers, contractors and sub-contractors. Ill-defined or too tightly prescribed project management objectives are detrimental to decision making.

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Capella University

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Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Bellevue University

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Grantham University

Four or more years; Private for profit; $6,360 average out-state tuition; $6,360 average in-state tuition

University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Four or more years; Public; $14,268 average out-state tuition; $6,418 average in-state tuition

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Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

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Siebel Scholars Program

Siebel Scholars Foundation

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PixelPlex STEM Scholarship

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Business and Public Policy Scholarship

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National Society of High School Scholars

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Gordon Clarke Memorial Scholarship

Montana State University-Northern

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Gordon Clarke Memorial Scholarship

Montana State University-Northern

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Bradley Louis Sturm Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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Bradley Louis Sturm Memorial Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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Helen and Paul Schnare Scholarship

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Helen and Paul Schnare Scholarship

St. Charles Community College

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James and Corinne B. Fuller Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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James and Corinne B. Fuller Scholarship

Pellissippi State Technical Community College

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Katz MBA Full Scholarship

National Black MBA Association, Atlanta Chapter

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Katz MBA Full Scholarship

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Howard Dayton School of Business Endowed Scholarship

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Stephenson Memorial Scholarship

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Central Wyoming College

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