Project management is a collection of coordinated activities performed to achieve specific project goals in a defined time. It includes planning and creating schedules, implementation and control of the tasks needed to achieve these goals.
Project – what is it?
Even such simple activity as making breakfast can be called a project, however in practice projects are sometimes more compound. In contrast to process, project is carried out once, it has got specific start and end date (dates may change of course, in practice it happens very often). Producing part of the goods on the production line definitely does not qualify as a project because it is a repetitive activity, without a planned end date. However we can call a project organizing such a production process, where the project end date would be as well the start date of serial production.
Everyone used to run projects, sometimes even without being aware that this work is a project. Everyone can perform particular actions intuitively and the developed skills in this area are very important. Apart from intuition project managers need substantive preparation which makes the implementation of all tasks related to project management easier.
Project management is the correct application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques in order to meet project requirements. It is also the extensive field of knowledge dealing with ways which reduce the impact of existing limitations and risks, the selection of proper actions, a description of the processes taking place in the project, building the motivation of the project team and creating appropriate communication between participants.
Project management is knowledge, but it is also an art …
In Poland this field is not widespread as much as we wish. It would be much more reasonable to entrust projects which are the most important for us, our employer or our country to experts who have got appropriate preparation and predisposition to manage large and important investments.
Below there are elements which support the management of all projects - small and large:
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PRINCE2 is a world wide recognized project management method that is gaining widespread popularity. It places particular emphasis on the business justification of ventures, their organization and the responsibilities of individual roles within the project team, including orderly and logical planning by the project manager.See more
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