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Posts tagged “Project Management”

When you begin a project within your organisation you want to start it safe in the knowledge that your project will deliver what you expect. Before starting a project, your project manager will set out the key initiatives and projected outcomes along with timescales and budget. It is the responsibility of the team and the project leader to ensure that the project stays on track and delivers the right objectives. 
A Project Manager is a member of your organisation, tasked with leading specific large-scale projects. Ensuring clarity around the scope of work, onboarding and educating other individuals within the company, as well as managing timelines and budgets needed for completing the project successfully. 
 
To start with, Project Governance is not the same as Project Management. Here is a definition. 
According to the Association for Project Management “Governance refers to the set of policies, regulations, functions, processes, procedures and responsibilities that define the establishment, management and control of projects, programmes and portfolios.” 
 
Spending time at the start of a project to ensure all detail is captured and planned is crucial. Projects tend to fail because they are poorly planned. Spending time at the very beginning and running through the processes will minimise the risk of something being missed. A project manager is only a facilitator of the activities so needs to engage the experts to understand and define all the activities in a plan. 
 
Project evaluation for success
At the end of a project, it is very tempting to move straight onto the next one. It’s finished, it’s done, why dwell on it. But it is important to learn from finished projects whether that’s what went well or what could have gone better. 
 
Everyone would agree that unless something brings a benefit to a company it’s not really worth doing. Unfortunately, this philosophy is not always observed, especially when it comes to projects. Projects need to be aligned with your company strategy otherwise they are a waste of time and money. Here’s why. 
 
If you’ve ever heard of scope creep, you know of the importance to state the scope of a project as clearly as possible. Scope creep is defined as adding unauthorised additional functions or requirements within a project with the end result that the project either does not finish on time or within budget (usually both!). 
 
To establish a successful supplier-client relationship it is important for the supplier to move beyond their role and to become a long-term trusted partner instead. 
 
How is that possible? Here at Green Giant Consulting, we believe there are many ways to prove how we can achieve this goal. 
 
Poor communication can derail the project at every stage of the project delivery life cycle. From uncertain goals and badly formulated requirements at the beginning of the project, to disenfranchised stakeholders, bad planning and completely missing the outcome of the project. Let’s have a look at what you can do to get this important part of your project right. What do you need to consider? 
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