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There are many versions of how to conduct Project Management. They all lead to the same conclusion that you must break down items into the smallest manageable components to plan, manage, document and deliver your product or service.
As it is often stated, most of us want it good, fast and cheap. That is to say we want a certain level of quality, delivered in a certain amount of time for a certain cost. These three components must be managed as a whole. You can pick any two items to determine the change on the third. That is to say if you want to make it better in a shorter amount of time, it will probably end up costing you more.
It is a combination of the right people, processes and tools that lead to a successful project. As part of the process, documentation of what is being done is critical for later review and measurement. This leads to understanding what you did right as well as where you can enhance your efforts in the future. The ablility to later review what you have done provvides the component necessary to better your product, personnel, and company.