Specific references which explain some of this in more detail in a way I think is helpful are:
The Definitive Guide to Project Management (Financial Times Prentice Hall) by Sebastian Nokes et al., 2003, Chapters 1 2.
The Project Workout (Financial Times Prentice Hall) by Robert Buttrick, 2nd edn, 1999, Chapters 1 3.
The Project Manager: Mastering the Art of Delivery (Financial Times Prentice Hall) by Richard Newton, 2005, Chapter 1.
Check you really understand the terminology in this chapter. If possible discuss the terminology with one or two colleagues. Do you understand concepts like the dimensions of the project?
If you are unsure about any of the terminology, think about the last project you were involved in (whether or not it was formally called a project):
What were the deliverables from the project?
What were the five dimensions of the project?
How could you have traded off between them to get a better result than you did?
Write down a lifecycle for any project of this type.
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