Elements of the Project Management Methodology

  • Ken Burnett
Part of the Practitioner Series book series (PRACT.SER.)


Chapter 1 introduced the philosophy of a project management methodology and the components of a project environment, namely: development, project management and resource management. It was also pointed out that quality management (QM) is an integral part of the systems development life cycle (SDLC). The importance of this aspect is to reassure everyone involved that deliverables will meet specifications. Collectively, the QM and SDLC, together with resource management, fit into the overall scheme of the project management process. It was explained that the SDLC, project management, quality management and resource management should each be treated as separate components, albeit complementary to each other. It was also explained that even if the completed project deliverable promises positive change to the organization, it might not be possible to implement the project. Therefore a situation analysis was described that, if used, could help change a negative situation into a positive one; or by alerting management to the resistance, a disaster might be prevented from occurring.


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© Springer-Verlag London 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ken Burnett
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  1. 1.8-2-2A Tivoli Villas Jalan Medang TandukBukit BandarayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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