Mary B. Tripp November 11, 2019 Project Management
Now the consultant needs to create and implement the system that will be used to run the future projects. At the same time they need to integrate the existing projects into the system. The next step is staff training. All the employees are trained to use the system and a few of the employees and managers are chosen to run the Project Management Office (PMO). The PMO is the hub of the whole system. It manages the existing projects, implements the elements needed for new projects and manages the system itself.
Project management is a planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific objective like constructing a building or carrying out a new computer system to use. It includes developing a project plan, which includes defining and confirming the project objectives and aims. Identifying tasks and how goals will be achieved, knowing what resources are needed and determining the budgets all form a part of planning management. Plans follow major phases or stages including project planning, implementation and evaluation.
Developing the right project management tools to manage project performance is the first step to project structure and success. Unfortunately most companies do not start out with sophisticated and expensive project management software but rather start with a collection of home grown templates usually in MS Excel and Word format. Where do you start?
There are many advantages of project templates. They give a strong base and a good structure to your planning process. It is better to prepare it in a simple format so that everyone understands it. A well prepared template will boost the confidence level of the staff and members and also enable decision making.