What is the importance of different project types?
- On medium complexity projects, emotional resilience and communication are important;
- On re-positioning projects, motivation is important, whereas on renewal projects, self-awareness and communication are important;
- On fixed price contracts, sensitivity and communication are important, whereas on re-measurement contracts influence and communication are Important;
- On home-based, multi-cultural projects, motivation and managing resources are important and strategic perspective detrimental.
- Müller, R., & Turner, J. (2007). Matching the project manager’s leadership style to project type. International Journal Of Project Management, 25(1), 21-32. doi:10.1016/j.ijproman.2006.04.003
What does a Project Manager do?
What is a Project?
A project can be considered to be any series of activities and tasks that:
- Have a specific objective to be completed within certain specifications
- Have defined start and end dates
- Have funding limits (if applicable)
- Consume human and nonhuman resources (i.e., money, people, equipment)
- Are multi-functional (i.e., cut across several functional lines)1
A project is a sequence of unique, complex, and connected activities having one goal or purpose and that must be completed by a specific time, within budget, and according to specification.2
A project is a unique process consisting of a set of co-ordinated and controlled activities with start and finish dates, undertaken to achieve an objective conforming to specific requirements, including constraints of time, cost and resources.3
A project is a temporary organization that is created for the purpose of delivering one or more business products according to an agreed Business Case.4
A project consists of a unique set of processes consisting of coordinated and controlled activities with start and end dates, performed to achieve project objectives. Achievement of the project objectives requires the provision of deliverables conforming to specific requirements.5
A project is a temporary endeavour undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.6
What is a Project Manager
When is a project successful?
- is on time?
- is on budget?
- delivered a quality product?
- satisfies the users of the project deliverable(s)?
Project Management General
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Defining Project Management
There are lots of ways of looking at and discussing project management. This section will focus on providing clarification regarding common (and not so common) project management (related) definitions, concepts and terms.
Project (management) success
This section deals with the ever elusive project (management) success.
Project (management) organization
This section deals with all organizational aspects of projects and project management.
Project management process
This section approaches Project Management from a process perspective and takes you from start to finish and everything in between.
- Defining Project Management
- Portfolio Management General
Project Management Standards, Methodologies and Models
Project Management Standards, Methodologies and ModelsThe discipline of project management may, upon first glance seem a well defined profession. Nothing is farther from the truth in the sense that there are multiple standards, methdologies and models all trying to describe some, most or all (really?) aspects of "Project Management"Below you will find an overview of these standards, methdologies and models for as far as we at Ambidexter Management have been able to find.Some are international or national standards, some are proprietarry models owned by private companies and organizations, others are public domain and some are something else all together.For organizational sake we have, loosly arranged them as follows: (Complete List)
In this section you will find all project management related standards. The selection criterion was simple. If it has "standard" in the name and if it has a reference to projects or project management then it will be included.
Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS)
The GAPPS is a unique alliance of government, private industry, professional associations and training/academic institutes working together to develop globally applicable project management competency based standards, frameworks and mappings. The GAPPS standards and frameworks are intended to facilitate mutual recognition and transferabiltiy of project management qualifications.The aim of the GAPPS is to provide the global project management community with information that is freely available for use by businesses, academic institutions, professional associations, and government standards and qualifications bodies globally.
ISO Project Management Standards
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective. Developed through global consensus, they help to break down barriers to international trade.ISO provides several standards direlctly or indirectly related to Project Management.
National Project Management Standards
Several national standards organizations have developed and made avaiable project management (related) standards. In this section all those national standards will be listed
Project Management Institue (PMI) Standards
In this section you will find all standards and frameworks owned by the Project Management Institute.
International Project Management Association (IPMA) Standards
In this section you will find all standards and frameworks owned by the International Project Management Association.
- Global Alliance for Project Performance Standards (GAPPS)
In this section you will find methodologies (bodies of practice, procedures and rules specific to a certain discipline) related to project management. We divide them up in proprietary and public domain
Proprietary Project Management Methodologies
All these methodologies are either owned/used by a specific organization such as a corporation or a public entity.
Public Domain Project Management Methdologies
Although most so called public domain methodologies are not strictly public domain - there is often a registration mark holder or copy right holder - those that are placed in this category can be freely used and are freely available.
- Proprietary Project Management Methodologies