Fall 2014
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The Public Manager
Project Success: The Basis of the Five Immutable Principles

People in the field talk about the "basic tenets" of project management. Where do these come from? Some say they come from hands-on experience, anecdotal best practices, and the good old "school of hard knocks."

According to Webster's Dictionary, a principle is a "general truth, a law on which other laws are founded or from which others are derived." According to A Project Management Dictionary of Terms, a principle can be further defined as:

  • A rule or law of a
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