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SECTION: II THE STANDARD FOR PROJECT MAN... > PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES FOR A P... - Pg. 37

3 CHAPTER 3 PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES FOR A PROJECT Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. This application of knowledge requires the effective management of appropriate processes. A process is a set of interrelated actions and activities performed to achieve a pre-specified product, result, or service. Each process is characterized by its inputs, the tools and techniques that can be applied, and the resulting outputs. As explained in Chapters 1 and 2, the project manager must consider organizational process assets and enterprise environmental factors. These must be taken into account for every process, even if they are not explicitly listed as inputs in the process specification. Organizational process assets provide guidelines and criteria for tailoring the organization's processes to the specific needs of the project. Enterprise environmental factors may constrain the project management options. In order for a project to be successful, the project team must: