Introduction to Project Management

This guide walks students through the phases of project management. It teaches the skills and concepts to use in any big project–whether it’s in school or a future career.

Project Management Graph for Intro to PM Module


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All of us have engaged in some aspects of project management. In fact, you have probably been developing and managing projects in your everyday life for a long time now without realizing it.

This guide has been designed to walk you through the project management steps and give you the tools to apply them to any project.

Explore this guide before you start any of the DiscoverE project challenges

As you review, you’ll see that Project management fits well with the Engineering Design Process, and together they break any project, no matter how huge, into manageable chunks.


This activity was developed through the support of the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation.


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