PMBOK define Project management as the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to activities of the project being undertaken to meet the project requirements. Project management is accomplished through the proper application, implementation and integration of 10 knowledge areas and 47 logically grouped project management processes, which are broadly classified into five Process Groups and these five Process Groups are:
a) Appropriate project selection within given resources.
b) Evaluate project benefits
c) Preparation of project approval documents for example project charter
d) Allocating project manager
b) Resources requirements
c) Activities planning, sequencing, estimate activities duration
a) Forming project teams
b) Assign tasks
c) Managing team members
4-Monitoring and Control
a) Tracking project progress
b) Comparing actual status with planned status
c) Analyze variance and impact on project timely completion, if the deviation so large then fix the issue at the early stage.
5- Project Closure
a) Verify all jobs done, project milestones achieved
b) Contract closure
c) Document Lessons learnt; it will be used for next projects as guideline
d) Administrative and financial closure of project. project handed over to client oprganization.
Project management typically includes, but it is not limited to:
Identifying and documenting requirements;
Addressing project needs and wants, concerns, outcomes and expectations of all the key and potential stakeholders in all phases of the project.
Setting up communication channels among all stakeholders that are either for or against the project. Stakeholders may supportive adversarial and neutral in nature. through effective communication adversarial stakeholders may turn into supportive stakeholders. ineffective communication may turn supportive stakeholders into adversarial stakeholders. similarly indifferent stakeholders may turn into supportive and adversarial depending upon extent of communication between project managers and stakeholders.
Managing both supportive and adversarial stakeholders in order to satisfy project requirements;