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Project Manager
Vs
Normal (Functional) Manager
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Present Day scenario
 Shoe string budget
 Very limited time frame
 Value conscious customers
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Typical Business objectives
 High level of competitiveness
 Low cost of operation
 Honoring deadlines – Busin...
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Typical Examples
 Construction of a new building/structure
 Design/upgrade/rectify defects in a
component/prod...
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Typical Examples (Continued..)
 Designing a new software application
 Conducting a market survey for a
product...
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To successfully manage such business
activities
 You need to
1. Clearly define the GOALS of the Assignment
2. E...
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To put it in a nutshell…
Functional Managers aren’t equipped with these knowledge areas
A new bunch of people tr...
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Project management vs normal management

  1. 1. 09/12/131 Project Manager Vs Normal (Functional) Manager
  2. 2. 09/12/132 Present Day scenario  Shoe string budget  Very limited time frame  Value conscious customers
  3. 3. 09/12/133 Typical Business objectives  High level of competitiveness  Low cost of operation  Honoring deadlines – Business activity with specific life cycle
  4. 4. 09/12/134 Typical Examples  Construction of a new building/structure  Design/upgrade/rectify defects in a component/product/service/manufacture process  Implement Quality standards like ISO 9000/ 6 Sigma etc.
  5. 5. 09/12/135 Typical Examples (Continued..)  Designing a new software application  Conducting a market survey for a product/service  Conduct clinical tests for a drug/therapy.
  6. 6. 09/12/136 To successfully manage such business activities  You need to 1. Clearly define the GOALS of the Assignment 2. Estimate the time required and manage to honor deadlines 3. Estimate the cost involved and stick to the budget 4. Raise and manage your own team 5. Have and manage a practical communication plan 6. Evolve a Quality Management Plan and follow it 8. Have a practical Risk Management Plan 7. Evolve a Procurement Plan for all resource needed 9.Integrate all the above mentioned plans into an executable plan
  7. 7. 09/12/137 To put it in a nutshell… Functional Managers aren’t equipped with these knowledge areas A new bunch of people trained in the above mentioned Knowledge areas are required These people are known as PROJECT MANAGERS

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