The APM Body of Knowledge 7th Edition is a reference that provides a solid foundation for understanding and developing a professional project management. It reflects a growing profession and acknowledges that the importance of projects for decision makers, leaders and influencers at all levels and across all industries.

Project management software is designed to aid with planning and scheduling, as well as tracking. It comes with features like Gantt charts, Kanban boards, a real-time dashboard time tracking, as well as collaboration tools to help managers manage tasks, projects and people.

Stakeholders are typically divided into two categories which are secondary and primary stakeholders. Primary stakeholders are the key decision makers who are actively involved in the project and exercise great influence over its outcomes. Secondary stakeholders might participate in meetings or take only a small role in the project, but don’t have much influence.

There are several different types of project management methodologies. Agile and lean methods are among the most popular. Heuristics and critical chain project management, and lean and agile approaches are also very well-liked. The PRINCE2 method is a good example of structured project management. It breaks down the project into seven steps: directing the Project, Creating an Project, Initiating the Project, Managing Product Boundaries, Managing the stage, Managing Product Delivery and Closing a Project.

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