Project management indiscipline

I always wonder what the important of project management and why people keep implementing it in a project. What are the advantages or disadvantages of it? I came across many books, thesis, and articles about the useful of project management. What are the disadvantages? Project management loopholes or people involved with it do not master the skills yet by doing the wrong implementation. I do not know much too or else I could be researching a university thesis now.

Project Management is the discipline of planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. A project is a finite endeavor of having specific start and completion dates undertaken to create a unique product or service which brings about beneficial change or added value.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while adhering to classic project constraints—usually scope, quality, time and budget. The secondary and more ambitious challenge is to optimize the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives.
A project is a carefully defined set of activities that use resources (money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, motivation, etc.) to achieve the project goals and objectives. Regardless of the methodology used, the project development process will have the same major stages: initiation, planning or development, production or execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

I wonder if any delay or shortages of the above said resources could trigger the delay of executing the project. Or maybe the project manager has the skills to make sure it progress amid of the missing resources? hmm..or maybe,, some party may end up the winners and some will be the losers in order to balance the project shortages.

Interestingly, monitoring and controlling stage consists of those processes performed to observe project execution so that potential problems can be identified in a timely manner and corrective action can be taken, when necessary, to control the execution of the project. I found this very important stage is lacking in our society project management.

Monitoring and Controlling cycle

My view on project management is that it can be very useful and effective if being implemented correctly and everyone is playing on the rules and regulations. Otherwise, some people will try to manipulate it in order to gain advantages.

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2 Responses to Project management indiscipline

  1. smoothmanager says:

    That’s an interesting article…

    Anything that is done unprofessionally will yield worse results if not done in the first place..

  2. focus says:

    thanks a lot, this has has been the most helpful in my assignment

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