201introduction To Project Management

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201introduction To Project Management

  1. 1. Introduction to managing g g projects Managing Projects
  2. 2. Topics • What is a project? • Characteristics of a project • Types of project • What is project management? • Key people in a project • The role of the project manager • Basic project management skills 2 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  3. 3. What is a project? • A series of planned (but sometimes unplanned) activities leading to a specific goal that ideally has to be completed within a certain time frame and the given resources 3 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  4. 4. Discuss • “A project is a series of planned (but A sometimes unplanned) activities leading to a specific g p goal that ideally has to be completed y p within a certain time frame and the given resources.” • Take this course as a project – What is your goal? – What are the planned and unplanned activities leading to your goal? – What is the time frame? – What are the given resources? 4 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  5. 5. Characteristics of a project A project is always unique on: • B: Budget (Resource allocation) • O: Objectives • S: Specification (Quality) • S: Schedule (Its beginning and ending) ( g g g) 5 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  6. 6. Types of Project Projects are usually categorized into one of three j y g types: • C: Change driven – change operations to match the environment • M: Market driven – developing and producing a new product in response to market needs. • C: Crisis driven – usually in response to an urgent situation 6 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  7. 7. Projects and Programme • Project: A series of planned (but sometimes unplanned) activities leading to a specific goal that ideally has to be completed within a certain time f i i frame and the given resources d h i • Program: A number of related projects done together is usually called a program • Project management: Managing a large project by breaking it down into a number of smaller project. http://unisunderland.blogspot.com 7
  8. 8. What is project management? • It is a structured approach to planning and controlling projects • It is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholders needs and d k h ld d d expectations from a project 8 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  9. 9. Discuss • “Project management is the application of Project knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to p j project activities in order to meet or exceed stakeholders needs and expectations from a p j project” • Take this course as a project • What knowledge, skills, tools and techniques do you need to apply in your project management? • Who are the stakeholders and what are their needs and expectations? 9 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  10. 10. Key people in a project • Sponsor: The person who ensures that the project is successful at the company level • Champion: The chief promoter of the project • Client: The person who pays for contractual services. For inter-company projects, the contract may be an informal one 10 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  11. 11. Key people in a project • Customer: Very similar to the client; could be the person who buys or pays for the projects, but more normally it is the person whom one is i concerned with d ih • Owner: Again very similar to client and customer. Think of it more in the sense of t Thi k f i th f someone with a strong attachment to the project • Stakeholder: Everyone who has an interest in the project success p j 11 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  12. 12. Discuss • Take your study for this course as a project project. • You are the project manager. • Identify the key people in your project – Sponsor – Ch Champion i – Client – Customer – Owner – Stakeholders 12 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  13. 13. The role of the project manager • Achieve – The project manager is the person assigned to manage a specific project and is expected to meet the approved objectives of a project, including project scope, budget and schedule. • Lead – Project manager leads the p j j g project and provides vision, direction and encouragement 13 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  14. 14. The role of the project manager • Plan – Project manager takes lead in project planning to determine the schedule and budgets • Deliver – Project manager responsible for delivering the project 14 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  15. 15. Basic project management skills • People skills • Project management skills • Knowledge of the organization • T h i l skills Technical kill • I Integration skills i kill 15 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com
  16. 16. Discuss • What are the project management skills you need to complete your course Managing Projects? j 16 http://unisunderland.blogspot.com

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