Project Management - Back To Basics

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Project Management - Back To Basics

  1. 1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT: BACK TO THE BASICS
  2. 2. What is Management "Management is the art of getting things done through and with people in formally organised groups.” Harold Koontz, The Management Theory Jungle "Management is a multi-purpose organ that manages business and manages managers and manages workers and work.” Peter Drucker, Principles of Management "To manage is to forecast and to plan, to organise, to command, to co-ordinate and to control.” Henri Fayol, Industrial and General Administration "Management is the art of getting things done through people.” Mary Parker Follet
  3. 3. Meaning of management Management has three different meanings: 1.  Management as a Noun: refers to a Group of Managers. 2.  Management as a Process (verb): refers to the Functions of Management i.e. Planning, Organising, Directing, Controlling, etc. 3.  Management as a Discipline: refers to the Subject of Management. Theo Heimann
  4. 4. Functions Of Management Planning Organizing Controlling Management Staffing Leading
  5. 5. WHAT IS A PROJECT? The PMI definition of a project is: “A project is a temporary group activity designed to produce a unique product, service or result. The PRINCE2 definition is: A project is a temporary organisation that is created for the purpose of delivering one or more business products according to an agreed Business case
  6. 6. WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT? PMI Definition: Project management is the application of knowledge, skills and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. It’s a strategic competency for organizations, enabling them to tie project results to business goals — and thus, better compete in their markets.
  7. 7. WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT? (cont.) PRINCE2 Definition: Project management is the planning delegating, monitoring and control of all the aspects of the project, and the motivation of those involved, to achieve the project objectives within the expected performance targets for time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risks.
  8. 8. Questions & Answers

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