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Frequently Asked Questions

1.)    What is project management?

Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. **

2.)    What is a project?

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result. **

3.)    What are the benefits of using project management? 

4.)     What are the responsibilities of the project manager?

The project manager uses the appropriate level of project management methodology, processes, and documentation to ensure that project health can be assessed and decision-makers have accurate information.  A project manager increases the chances of successful project implementations by: facilitating the identification and mitigation of risks associated with a project, communicating status and issues, managing project expectations at all levels, improved project scoping, and generally approaching projects in an organized and efficient manner.  

Some of the responsibilities of project managers include but are not limited to:

5.)    I've been assigned a project and I don't know where to start. How can LUC PMO help me? 

The LUC PMO can assist you in a number of ways.  We can help as much or as little as you need.   

 Please contact us at pmo@luc.edu to get started. 

6.)    What project management tools can I use to keep my project organized? 

Please see our list of templates here

We recommend using the Project Checklist to get started.

  

**Paraphrased from PMI website

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