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Why Project Management?
Insights taken from The Executive
Guide to Project Management: PMI
Publications.
9/9/2015 1
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Publication
s/PMIEXEC06.ashx
9/9/2015 2
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
Why Project Management?
“Project Management is about
converting business strategy into
business results. It provides a
standardised process that can offer
repeatable results and can streamline
your company.”
– Judy Balaban, PMP, Director – PMO, Dow Jones & Co.
9/9/2015 3
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Project Management has always
been practiced informally but began
to emerge as a distinct profession in
the mid 20th century.
9/9/2015 4
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
THEN: Previously people became project
managers accidentally, as a result of their
position and responsibilities.
NOW: People are actively seeking project
management positions and are receiving
specific education and training.
9/9/2015 5
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
9/9/2015 6
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Topic 1: Orientation
What is a Project?
A Temporary endeavour – definite
beginning and end.
Creates a unique product, service or result.
9/9/2015 7
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Orientation
Examples of Projects:
Development of software for an improved business
process.
Construction of a building or bridge.
Relief effort after a natural disaster,
Expansion of sales into a new
geographic market .
Implementing, improving, or enhancing
existing business processes and procedures.
Conducting a research effort.
9/9/2015 8
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Orientation
9/9/2015 9
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Orientation
Projects must be expertly managed
to deliver the on-time, on-budget
results, learning and integration that
organisations need.
9/9/2015 10
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Orientation
9/9/2015 11
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Projects Vs operations.
9/9/2015 12
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.
Projects Vs operations.
9/9/2015 13
CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA,
PMP.

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Orientation_ pm slides

  • 1. Why Project Management? Insights taken from The Executive Guide to Project Management: PMI Publications. 9/9/2015 1 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP. http://www.pmi.org/~/media/PDF/Publication s/PMIEXEC06.ashx
  • 2. 9/9/2015 2 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 3. Why Project Management? “Project Management is about converting business strategy into business results. It provides a standardised process that can offer repeatable results and can streamline your company.” – Judy Balaban, PMP, Director – PMO, Dow Jones & Co. 9/9/2015 3 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 4. Project Management has always been practiced informally but began to emerge as a distinct profession in the mid 20th century. 9/9/2015 4 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 5. THEN: Previously people became project managers accidentally, as a result of their position and responsibilities. NOW: People are actively seeking project management positions and are receiving specific education and training. 9/9/2015 5 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 6. 9/9/2015 6 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 7. Topic 1: Orientation What is a Project? A Temporary endeavour – definite beginning and end. Creates a unique product, service or result. 9/9/2015 7 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 8. Orientation Examples of Projects: Development of software for an improved business process. Construction of a building or bridge. Relief effort after a natural disaster, Expansion of sales into a new geographic market . Implementing, improving, or enhancing existing business processes and procedures. Conducting a research effort. 9/9/2015 8 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 9. Orientation 9/9/2015 9 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 10. Orientation Projects must be expertly managed to deliver the on-time, on-budget results, learning and integration that organisations need. 9/9/2015 10 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 11. Orientation 9/9/2015 11 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 12. Projects Vs operations. 9/9/2015 12 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.
  • 13. Projects Vs operations. 9/9/2015 13 CAPM Training Slides: Lorraine Lord MBA, PMP.