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Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve specific goals.The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the preconceived constraints. Typical constraints are scope, time, and budget. The secondary and more ambitious challenge is to optimize the allocation and integrate the inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives.
A project is a temporary endeavour with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.
As a discipline, Project Management developed from several fields of application including civil construction, engineering, and heavy defense activity. Two forefathers of project management are Henry Gantt, called the father of planning and control techniques, who is famous for his use of the Gantt chart as a project management tool; and Henri Fayol for his creation of the 5 management functions which form the foundation of the body of knowledge associated with project and program management.
In the 1950s organizations started to systematically apply project management tools and techniques to complex engineering projects. In 1956, the American Association of Cost Engineers (now AACE International; the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering) was formed by early practitioners of project management and the associated specialties of planning and scheduling, cost estimating, and cost/schedule control (project control). AACE continued its pioneering work and in 2006 released the first integrated process for portfolio, program and project management (Total Cost Management Framework).
The International Project Management Association (IPMA) was founded in Europe in 1967, as a federation of several national project management associations. IPMA maintains its federal structure today and now includes member associations on every continent except Antarctica. IPMA offers a Four Level Certification program based on the IPMA Competence Baseline (ICB). The ICB covers technical competences, contextual competences, and behavioural competences.
In 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) was formed in the USA. PMI publishes A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), which describes project management practices that are common to "most projects, most of the time." PMI also offers multiple certifications.
The project management team has a professional responsibility to its stakeholders including customers, the performing organization, and the public. PMI members adhere to a ‘Code of Ethics’ and those with the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification adhere to a ‘Code of Professional Conduct.’ Project team members who are PMI members and/or PMPs are obligated to adhere to the current versions of these codes.
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) is often referred to as the defacto project management methodology due to the popularity of the PMI project management certification process.
While there are differing opinions regarding whether PMBoK is a project methodology or not, it is certainly used as the basis for many project management methodologies. It defines project management ‘best practices’ and is intended to be applicable to any project regardless of the SDLC or product methodology used.
PRINCE2 is a project management methodology originally developed in 1989 for the UK government. It has been adopted as a standard IT project management methodology in nongovernment organizations throughout the world. It is still most common in the UK and Europe. PRINCE2 is broken into eight high level processes (i.e. Directing a project, Planning, Starting up a project, Initiating a project, Controlling a stage, Managing product delivery, Managing stage boundaries, and Closing a project). It is intended to be used in a flexible manner, relating to the product and other project constraints. Typically users of PRINCE2 do some tuning of the methodology to their specific environment to simplify the process and introduce some organization specific processes and templates.
Many consulting firms and vendors provide their own project management methodologies. These methodologies are generally ‘home grown’, based on the firm's experience. Sometimes they are tool focused or tied to an SDLC. If you are a user of their tool or services, there is potentially value in considering these as options.
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the peak body for project management in Australia. Formed in 1976 as the Project Managers' Forum, AIPM has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 30 years.
Project Management employers and recruitment in Australia:
Companies employing Project Managers could be: Government, Enterprise, Corporate, Small to Medium companies across any vertical from Construction, Banking and Finance, Telecommunications, IT, Mining, Councils
Vendors include: EMC, Hitachi Data Ssytems, Netapp, IBM, HP and Dell as well as many other
Storage Service Providers: Telstra, Optus, Verizon,
Systems Integrators: Dimension Data, Cloud Solutions Group,
Terms Used In Association with Project Management
Agile, Aggregate Planning, Allocation, Budget, Budget Cost of Work Performed (BCWP), Budget Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS), Business Model, Business Analysis, Business Operations, Business Process, Business Process Modelling (BPM), Capability Maturity Model (CMM), Change control, Change Management, Case Study, Construtability, Costs, Cost Engineering, Construction, Cost Overun, Critical Path Method (CPM), Critical chain project management (CCPM), Dependency, Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), Duration, Deliverable, Earned Schedule (ES), Earned value management (EVM), Effort management, Enterprise modeling , Estimation, Event Chain Diagram, Event Chain Methodology, Extreme Project Management (XPM), Float, Focused Improvement, Fordism, Henery Gantt, Gantt Chart, Goal, Goal Setting, Graphical Evaluation and Review Technique (GERT), Hammock activity, HERMES, Integrated Master Plan (IMP), ISO 10006, Iterative and Incremental development, Kickoff meeting, Level of Effort (LOE), Linear scheduling method (LSM) , Lean manufacturing, Management, Management process, Management science (MS), Megaproject, Motivation, Nonlinear Management (NLM), Operations management, Operations Research (OR), Organization, Organization development (OD), Planning, Portfolio, PRINCE2, Process, Process architecture, Process management, Product breakdown structure (PBS), Product description, Program Management, Project, Project accounting, Project Cost Management, Project management , Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Project management office (PMO), Project management process, Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Simulators, Project management software, Project Management Triangle, Project manager, Project network, Project plan, Project planning, Project stakeholders, Project team, Proport, Quality, Quality, Cost, Delivery(QCD), Reengineering, Resources, Risk, Risk management, Risk register, Schedules, Scientific management, Scope, Scope Creep, Scrum, Six Sigma, Software Engineering, Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Systems engineering, Task, Task Analysis, Timeline, Unified Process, Value Engineering (VE), Vertical Slice, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), Wideband Delphi, Work, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Work Package, Workstream,
Typical jobs we recruit for in Project Management
Senior Project Manager, Project Assistant, Project Coordinator, Project Management Office, Project Manager Stakeholder Management, Project Manager Business Intelligence, Project Manager Data Warehousing, Project Manager Banking, Project Support Analyst, Project Scheduler, Project Planning, IT Project Manager, Project Manager – Software Release, Project Manager – eDRMS, Project Manager – Risk Manager, Test Project Manager, Infrastructure Project Manager, Portfolio Manager, Scope Project Manager, Senior Project Manager, Junior Project Manager, Project Advisor, Project Manager – Applications, Senior Technical Project Manager, Integration Project Manager, Project Manager – Systems Project, Contract Project Manager, Project Manager – Telecommunications, Project Manager – Storage & Virtualisation, Master Project Manager, Migration Project Manager