Project management is the group of practices and processes meant for managing projects. Projects are temporary activities with a certain start and end day, delivered by simply a team and typically create a unique service or product. They can range from simple to really complex, based upon the Cynefin framework: Simple – Easy-to-Do (SDD); Difficult – Difficult-to-Do; Complex : Really Complex (CRC). The project manager certainly is the person with authority and responsibility through the Project Aboard to run the day-to-day operation of a task.

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