Topic 1.3: Projects v business-as-usual
Innovation is a bit of a buzz word in management these days.
We now recognise that people and enterprises who innovate – in other words, those who successfully identify and deliver change – are the ones who ultimately prosper.
So, as the main way we deliver change, projects are at the cutting edge of individual, organisational and social development.
Not that this is anything new – the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China are examples of successful projects whose outcomes have more than stood the test of time.
It is only now, though, that we are starting to treat project management as a distinct management science.