PROJECT MANAGEMENT• Project management is no small task.• Project management has a definite beginning and end. It is not a continuous process.• Project management uses various tools to measure accomplishments and track project tasks. (Gantt charts and PERT charts)• Projects frequently need resources• Project management reduces risk and increases the chance of success. Project management is about creating an environment and conditions in which a defined goal or objective can be achieved in a controlled manner by a team of people.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT• Projects must be delivered on time.• Projects must be within cost.• Projects must be within scope.• Projects must meet customer quality requirements.
Challenges:• Poor communication• Disagreement• Misunderstandings• Bad weather• Personality conflicts• Poor management• Poorly defined goals and objectives
PROJECT MANAGERA project manager is a person who plans andorganize available resources necessary tocomplete a project.
Tasks of a Project Manager• Define the project, reduce it to a set of manageable tasks, obtain appropriate resources and build a team to perform the work.• Set the final goal for the project and motivate his/her team to complete the project on time.• Inform all stakeholders of progress on a regular basis.• Assess and monitor risks to the project and mitigate them. No project ever goes exactly as planned, so project managers must learn to adapt to and manage change.
Project DocumentProject document is a self-containeddocument that details your team’s uniquesteps in initiating, planning, executing andclosing projects.The key is “duplication.” One can duplicate theproject by merely reading and following thesteps written in the project document.
Contents of a Project Plan:• Project Background• Objectives• Scope and limitations• Assumptions• Issues & Risks• Methodologies & Strategy• Controls: Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Resources• Schedule of Delivery• Performance Measurement• Benefits Realization
Group Project:• Design and Fabricate a Tool box using available tools and materials.• Submit a project document of a tool box including its objectives, layout and schedule of delivery.