Many people begin their project management career by accident — they're thrown into a PM situation without adequate experience and/or training and are forced to either sink or swim. Fortunately, most eventually swim (or at least dog paddle), but for many, it wasn't pretty at first!
This briefing reviews those critical few things that all professionals need to know before undertaking their first real PM assignment. Most project management is rooted in common sense. This discussion puts that common sense into an efficient framework that provides the basics, as well as, discusses a few key tools/templates to get jump started.