Definition and Introduction. Project is a one-off task as contrast with ongoing tasks. Project management focuses on completing one-off tasks on time and on budget. The dark side of projects is that projects objective can fail to be met. The projects manager has the following responsibilities.
- All stalk holders agree to granular detail on the expected outcome of the project
- The scope has to be guarded against being out of scope.
- The most crucial part of project management is planning. “Proper planning prevents poor performance”.
- The project manager is responsible for evaluating the skills required to execute the project. These skills are then compared with the human resources that are available to create an effective team to carry out the project on time and on budget. People have to be added or subtracted according to their skill sets.
- The information flow where it is needed. All the stalk holders are kept up to date on the progress of the project. This is made possible by a proper communication plan.
- Risk analysis is required to proactively identify, ovoid and mitigate for any mishap that may jeopardize the project.
- All the project workers are kept with vivid and clear communication with the project manager.
- The project manager should utilized and take leverage of all the tools that are available (Betterbusinesslearning.com, n.d.).
Betterbusinesslearning.com. (n.d.). What is Project Management? Training Video.Available at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LSnINglkQA [Accessed: 13 Apr 2014].