Project Management Concepts
This section provides more background to the general theories and principles of Project Management and is included for those who want a deeper understanding of the subject. It is presented in the layout of a manual and covers the following:
Introduction and a summary of the five keys to success to managing projects.
How project objectives and terms of reference are established
Project Life Cycle
The life cycle that all projects progress through.
Five Project Stages
An full description of the five stage approach to structuring and managing projects - proposal, scoping and planning, organise and start-up, implement, and close. With descriptions of each stage.
Overview of project planning techniques
The various roles in project organisation described.
The three structures used to organise for projects - Projectised, Functional, and Matrix.
Project control approaches described.
General description of Programme Management and how it relates to Project Management.
Overview of the main principles and approaches to risk management.
Factors behind successful projects.