PROJECT MANAGEMENT COURSE: WHAT IT IS & WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

Project managementis about knowing exactly what your goals are, how you’re going to achieve them, what resources you’ll need, and how long it will take you to reach that specific goal. In fact, project management’s goal is to make sure that everyone involved in a project knows these and is aware of the purpose of the project.

The discipline itself is an organized manner of managing a project from its beginning to a defined ending. All projects need a structure. Hence, the complexity and length of the project are equivalent to a more advanced and detailed project plan.

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT

‘Why is project management important?’ is an interesting question that clients sometimes pose.  They’ll ask: “Can’t we just brief the team doing the work and manage them ourselves? It’ll be loads cheaper.”

They wonder if they really need project management because on paper it looks like an unnecessary tax and overhead as project managers don’t really deliver anything and often get in the way of what they want the team to do! So if all that’s true, why is project management important?

Why Is Project Management Important?

Strategic Alignment

Project management is important because it ensures what is being delivered, is right, and will deliver real value against the business opportunity.www.iibmindia.in

Every client has strategic goals and the projects that we do for them advance those goals. Project management is important because it ensures there’s rigor in architecting projects properly so that they fit well within the broader context of our client’s strategic frameworks Good project management ensures that the goals of projects closely align with the strategic goals of the business.

Leadership

Project management is important because it brings leadership and direction to projects.

Without project management, a team can be like a ship without a rudder; moving but without direction, control or purpose. Leadership allows and enables a team to do their best work. Project management provides leadership and vision, motivation, removing roadblocks, coaching and inspiring the team to do their best work.

Clear Focus & Objectives

Project management is important because it ensures there’s a proper plan for executing on strategic goals.

Where project management is left to the team to work out by themselves, you’ll find teams work without proper briefs, projects lack focus, can have vague or nebulous objectives, and leave the team not quite sure what they’re supposed to be doing, or why.