PROJECT MANAGEMENT AS A GLOBAL BUSINESS IN THE COMPANY. ARRIAGA PROJECTS DEPARTMENT ASSOCIATES. NOW ALSO IN ZARAGOZA, SPAIN.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISE
Managers spend much of their time managing projects, usually without a methodology.
First of all project management is a matter of common sense and experience
In project management we must bear in mind that it is important to manage time, know how to manage the cost, knows how to manage the scope.
However, most projects do not meet the deadlines or do not budget and defined and planned.
There are several steps to consider:
‚ô¶ We clearly identify the projects we have on the table since we have to be aware that projects are complex, resources are limited, and has a timetable and specific budgets.
‚ô¶ We have to take account of Parkinson’s Law of 1955 which says that work always expands to fill all available time.
‚ô¶ As we’ve said, we must determine clearly what is the scope of our project, regardless of this, what deadlines you have to develop and what the maximum cost budget.
‚ô¶ The definition of the project also have to take special care in determining the team that we will assign the project, what are the expectations and needs of all members of the group.
‚ô¶ We need to apply good project planning. That is, we must prepare for battle, know what the plans are to get the win.
‚ô¶ But do not fall into the typical planning errors: too much inflexibility, lack of agility or little mind open to change.
We ‚ô¶ always the problem of the difficulty in estimating what the time required to perform the activities that might never have been made. A distinction between what is uncertain and what is risk. When we speak of uncertainty variations of known elements such as cost. But when it comes to risk, are events with a probability of occurrence and have a particular impact.
‚ô¶ We have to put mattresses to minimize uncertainties and to establish contingency plans to cover the risks.
We know where we are, we know where we go, now we have to work hard. Peter Drucker warned: “Plans are only good intentions unless they change or eventually become hard work.”
It is essential in the monitoring phase to establish a system to provide us with sufficient information for the management of the project’s evolution and establish plans to correct itself in case of deviations.
Finally we got to the stage to identify and document lessons learned, that is, see what things we have done well in the project, what plans have worked to pass on this knowledge learned to other members of our operations department or the company, across the enterprise in general.
Operations Department. Arriaga Associates.