Who are your project planning and scheduling people? How do they conduct day-to-day business? How do they identify critical milestones? Do they have a clear understanding of the different types of events? Most of them won’t. In fact, probably the vast majority don’t know how to answer this question correctly and an adequate resource of A, B, C, D, or F’s. So, what is a project manager supposed to do? Following is what I believe a project manager should have learned during his/her 7 years of project management education. As outlined on a prince2 course training certification.
First consider these 4 questions:
Project Planning and Planningrees is the company’s on-going program of selecting, evaluating, constructing, supervising, and deploying business challenges that provide opportunities for project improvements, as identified by the program’s sponsor.The methodology is to complete a set of planning givens to identify feasible business improvement opportunities and problems, or the potential business challenges. These givens are usually challenging to comprehend, either technically or in a very general sense, and that is why they are a source of degrees of disagreement between company plans and project plans. Obviously, these map out a very involved and progressively more precise process for the project.
Project Governance is a management process with a defined list of services for governance. The following services are best for their justified value as project process tools include proposals solutions efforts, conflict resolution, cooperation, strategic coordination, resource allocation, and tactical decisions. The cost of these to the company is both in time and in terms of dollars.
Project strong-points are usually related to a clear set of degree-qualified standards with some form of evaluation procedures, authoritative and counter-party mediation, and formal documentation of an agreement about a specific project.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification stands for PMP. The PMP is highly respected by companies with good PM processes and companies relating to projects of significant size and scope. PMP is not just one certification but a group of different subject-matter and project management certifications.
Project Planning, Goal Setting and Scheduling (GPS) is a highly specialized project management methodology that uses a method of scheduling, planning and goal setting to organize time-line, resources, and roles for projects. Techniques that are taught are methods that improve project time management to your benefit and the benefit of your customers. ManyLearning seminar leaders offer both practical skills and knowledge in This discipline usually called project management.
Project Management Knowledge Area(PMKAS Teresa quarters) in this PM Kano model is defined as the “Management responsibility for defining and implementing the organizational approach required to operate effectively with a well-defined framework, top-down and bottom-up criteria, organization of tasks, activities, competencies, and performance objectives.” The PMBOK is the standard set of processes in the field to improve project time management and related processes.
The problem with most business systems is that they are set up in a somewhat closes- residential approach when your external parties are not likely to drop in to interrupt your business. But, these internal business processes are still impacted by other business processes like Customer’s purchasing, production, location, warehouse, finance, accounting, etc. The reality is that if you consider each of them as being a relationship on their own, all of these processes, most or all of them are likely customer/prospect relationships.
For example: A management consult company plans to drop off a prospective client after the prospect has been designed as a prospective customer, registered as a prospective customer. But the company must also coordinate any communications on the customer and communications made to the prospect’s other service providers. Internal messages, policy, procedures, and procedures. This process is one that needs to fully support the external customers requests when actually communicating with them. For example, a customer wanted a billing issue to be corrected in a timely manner.
All of these activities will require the use of special skills, and you need to make sure your company is staffed with individuals that possess these skills. This is not why PMP is a badge of honor, it is not why PMI’s V Predited Professional (V.P.) designation is awarded in this world. The point of PMP and V Purerly – the two are not the same! This PMP process looks diverse in art, is it not!
While the company acquired tight project time frames, and/or projects took longer than anticipated the project schedule was without a solid plan for resource scheduling, people management, and quality assurance (QA). They were either unable (or unwilling) to achieve the needed resources and timely delivery in the required time then just simply ran over budget, orwhen more unit production was incurred, management just could not maintain the status of several processes.