A project is a temporary organisation that is created for delivering one or more business products per an agreed business case. The project team often includes people who don’t usually work together – sometimes from different organisations and across multiple geographies.
Project management is the co-ordination, running and planning of all the people, teams and features that come together to create every kind of product.
Project management is the planning, delegating, monitoring and control of all aspects of the project, and the motivation of those involved, to achieve the project objectives within the expected performance targets for time, cost, quality, scope, benefits and risks.
This could be an exhibition your company is participating at or a new product your company is wanting to launch. But it can also be an internal project that needs managing. For instance, setting up a brand management portal or refurbishing a showroom or office building. All these projects need a project manager who has been given the authority and responsibility to manage the project on a day-to-day basis to deliver the required products within the constraints agreed.
In most companies, someone is appointed this great task but doesn’t always have the time to manage these projects alongside his/her daily tasks. So why not hire a project manager for this occasion?
As the client, you may have an idea in mind or have specific wishes. Our initial meeting will be a chat where we discuss all the ideas, budgets and time lines. This will be followed by a meeting with the departments who will need to be involved. We will need to have several project team leaders from within the company to assist with the rolling out of the project. This could be the product development team or the marketing department, depending on the product that will be created. After this stage, we will determine which suppliers are needed and contact your preferred supplier or bring our own network into the equation.
As the project manager, I will ensure that all the members of the project team are aligned, including external suppliers. The success of a project is greatly due to the project team and its members doing their job to a high standard, as well as the flexibility and communication between all parties.