What is a Project ?
A project may be large or small, simple or complex but all projects share three common attributes:-
• Specific Outcomes - the project is set up to deliver some specific results or outputs.
• Defined Start & End dates - The project starts and finishes on pre-defined dates.
• Budget - the project has a pre-defined budget which it should not exceed
What is the Project Management process.
There are a multitude of definitions of the project management process but all of them share the attributes shown below:-
The Role of the Project Manager.
The role of the project manager is a challenging one. Often he or she will be coordinating the activities of technical highly skilled people and liaising with internal and external parties all critical to project delivery. Project Management is a highly skilled professional role and the Project Manager will normally need several years experience in order to be successful.
The role involves the key tasks of planning, organizing and controlling. In complex projects planning project tasks often involves the use of software programs such as Microsoft Project which enables the Project Manager to schedule hundreds of tasks and manipulate their interdependencies in order to reduce the overall timescale of the project.
Organizing involves dealing with people within the immediate project team as well as third parties internal and external to the wider organization.
Controlling involves monitoring and measuring outputs and exerting influence to achieve the desired outcomes.
In order to be effective the Project Manager needs information, communication and commitment.
How we can help
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|Project Manager on a fixed term contract, for
example 3 months.
|Dedicated resource for your key project
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Mentoring of less experienced project managers.
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We will update the plan on a regular basis.
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