1-3. Project Management Goals and Entities

There are three main players in project management. These are the project manager, the team, and the system used to manage the project. These entities are described briefly below. We will provide additional details in later chapters.

Project Manager
coordinates efforts across functional areas; integrates planning & controls costs; schedules, assigns tasks; he/she is the individual responsible for the overall project management success.

Project Team
group of people doing what needs to be done; often from different functions,  & organizations
Project Management System – organizational structure, information processing, procedures permitting integration of tasks and those who accomplish them; project management office; project governance

The main goals of project management: complete the project on Time, within Budget, achieve all the performance requirements while maintaining good customer relations.