Project Management

  • Gerard O’Regan
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


Project management is concerned with the effective management of projects to ensure the successful delivery of a high-quality product, on time and on budget, to the customer. A project is a temporary group activity designed to accomplish a specific goal such as the delivery of a product to a customer. It has a clearly defined beginning and end in time.

Project management involves good project planning and estimation; the management of resources; the management of issues and change requests that arise during the project; managing quality; managing risks; managing the budget; monitoring progress; taking appropriate action when progress deviates from expectations; communicating progress to the various stakeholders; and delivering a high-quality product to the customer.


Project Manager Project Plan Project Schedule Business Case Monitoring Progress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerard O’Regan
    • 1
  1. 1.SQC ConsultingMallowIreland

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