Managing a project is much like managing any other business effort. The key functions are planning, organizing, and controlling the effort for it to be successful. A successful project is a quality product that meets the product’s specifications, stays within its budget, and is delivered on schedule. Over the last thirty years, the study of project management has become commonplace. Almost all college business majors and most engineering students are given an introduction to project management. The primary problem with much of the education on project management is the emphasis has historically been on the first two managerial functions, planning and organizing.
There are numerous examples of projects that have been well planned and organized initially, but when consistent control over all the elements is lacking throughout the project duration, the project failed. The ability to control projects is dependent on the ability of project management to obtain accurate, timely information and convert it into the required actions. This capability is usually described as an information and control system. To aid in the management of the program, this system should be in place as the project begins.
Salvo Global’s 3-day “Integrated Project Control” Master class enables project professionals to master practical strategies and tools to achieve integrated scope, budget, and schedule management to deliver successful projects.