Why You Should Always Project Manage

Some organisations are able to deliver projects successfully, whilst others struggle to reap any sort of benefit from a project.

Do you recognise any of these traits?

  • Projects completed late, over-budget or without meeting the objectives
  • Weak standards used within the project
  • Management of the project is reactive rather than proactive
  • Buy-in from your people is hard work; difficult to understand the value of the project
  • Projects are considered an ‘overhead’

Good project management discipline is the way to overcome these shortcomings. Having good project management skills does not mean you have no problems. It does not mean that risks go away. It does not mean that there are no surprises. The value of good project management is that you have standard processes in place to deal with all contingencies.

Project management processes and techniques are used to coordinate resources to achieve predictable results. However, it should be understood that project management is not an exact science and there is never a guarantee of success. Since projects involve people, there is always complexity and uncertainty that cannot be absolutely controlled.

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