Nature & Organisation of Project Management

Main topics of study:

Nature & Purpose of Project Management

Types of Project:

  • Engineering & Mining
  • Manufacturing
  • Management
  • Research

Project Objectives:

  • Performance & Quality
  • Budget
  • Time to Completion

Balancing Project Objectives:

  • Time/Cost Relationship
  • Quality/Cost Relationship

Effective Project Organisation & Communications:

  • Communications
  • Need for a Project Manager’s Role

Project Organisation Categories:

  • Functional
  • Matrix – The Case For & Against
  • Project Team – The Case For & Against
  • The Hybrid Option
  • Organisation of Central Administration

Project Manager:

  • Title & Role
  • Seniority
  • Personality
  • Use of Information
  • Knowledge & Awareness
  • Support & Co-Operation
  • Project Services Group

Multiple Project Managers:

  • Customer’s Project Manager
  • Customer/Supplier Chains
  • Contract Matrix
  • Joint Ventures

PRINCE 2:

  • Project Management Processes
  • Organisation
  • Roles