Unit 1 Assignment 1
The Need for project Management
1. What are some of the principal reasons why Project management has become such a popular tool in recent years?
Project Management has become a very essential and popular business tool in recent years. Every successful project must have a person in charge to keep the project organized. Project management includes areas in integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management. Also, The Project Manager deals with standards and regulations of the project, project environment, management skills and interpersonal skills. A project manager must have strong leadership skills. All of these are key ingredients for project organization because without it, a project may not flow efficiently or financially.
2. What do you see as the primary challenge when introducing project management philosophy to most organizations? Why is it difficult to shift to a project based approach in many companies?
The primary challenge when introducing the project management philosophy to most organizations is, some companies do not operate with one person organizing or being in control of a project. There my be instances when several people want to take charge. Some individuals do not take kindly to the thought of answering to one person. If companies operate without a project-based approach it can be difficult to organize and structure any projects or the company for that matter, towards a project management direction or operation. Individuals need to understand the concept of "time is money.
Project Management normally leads to more successful projects, and projects being done on time, on budget, to expected quality. Trying to do a project without a PM can be hazardous to the organization or the tasks.
Project management has grown more popular in recent years for many reasons: