In this section, we introduce the main phases of a project. Every project has a beginning, middle phase, and conclusion. Standard projects normally have four major phases:
Initiation -> Planning -> Implementation -> Closure
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- Read Chapter 3 in the prescribed textbook (Web | PDF), (pages 20 – 22 in the PDF version).
- Pay particular attention to the activities associated with each phase.
- Note that the large multinational case example illustrates how the phases are implemented in a complex project; however, the phases are also applied to smaller projects.
- We suggest that you highlight or underline important concepts and relationships – this will help you in preparing for the mind map challenge.