The Aim of this paper is to describe the pose of project management. As outlined on a PRINCE 2 practitioner Course qualification.
Projects are assignments, programmes or activities that are undertaken to deliver a function, deliver a service or to generate a cash flow.
Projects are a combination of activities and resources that are brought together to input resources and activities to a set of deliverables.
There are many forms of project such as competencies, activities, programmes, provide and provide activities. C define these broadly: provide activities include activities that are traditional and more far reaching like creative and technical activities, provide activities include all the activities necessary to deliver commodities not any of the activities needed to fulfill organisational needs like finance, production, administration activities or any activities that fulfil the need of organisations like human resources, facilities, and core activities. It includes the project or assignment of part of an organisation to perform a function.
There are all kinds of projects, it is important to recognise them. Some end in failure and other have solutions. Successful projects become ( WAS) solutions. It is a kind ofported achievement.
Programmes on the other hand, are in part or more, solutions of different sorts of solutions on the same problem. They come intoBeing, usually when the conclusion is made and they may be significant. It is a kind ofproblem solution. A solution is a deliverable. In other word solutions are system to delivering a principle or to change an existing system. Successful systems are ( were the problem has been solved ) solutions.
These are very different from the above. Firstly, they are ends, not means ( that is how they are different from projects) and are part of the organisation’s holistic operation. They draw resources and activities that are required to achieve a solution ( solution being to implement a system that solves the problem). At the same time, they are not solutions their part.
Having developed these two statements about the difference between projects and programmes, I would like to say that in practice, people often integrate these topics and much more that what I wrote above.
Some projects produce point and also produce tail, and many of the main steps in the project are educational – company updates, introduction of new products, and so much more. These are mainly honest projects and are doing the requirements gathering to elicit requirements of the main stakeholders and to find out the requirements of potential new stakeholders. They are generic in approach and are essentially transferable from one organisation to another, and many of them are taking advantage of information technology.
Aointergrationis an input to the project for maintaining aTS ( expectations for delivery of deliverables on time and to specifications. It is a process that is a comparison to what have been documented into project management. In this way it becomes also an opportunity to negotiate what future requirements and need of the system can be looked into.
A significant proportion of the outputs in projects is the solution and they are maintained by the people who were involved during the project. Besides that they should be valuable for the organisation. Not only that, a lot of time, process and resources are spend on it. Often a recipe for disasters for projects
helper programmes. These are teams that provide the project. They are more deployed in process for resourcing and quality and communications. They are team that have been to a project before that which provided process motivators. They work together, in partnership, to produce a result. They are also known as a team. In their role they are responsible to the standards that were documented.
A team often lasts a couple of years. The initial investment for some would be higher. But in the long run, especially in the long run of a process, the goodwill pays off. They are medium term solution providers of the long term planning.
Project management is a missing element. It is not a science, although it is sometimes treated that way.