Feedback – Organisational Roles In Project Environment

Q List 5 roles associated with a project environment. Include in your answer the responsibilities of each role (50 marks) A The 5 roles associated with a project environment are: 1. Sponsor 2. Project Manager (PM) 3. Project Team 4. Suppliers 5. Users 1. The sponsor has involvement throughout the project from business need to […]

Feedback Please – Organisational Structure

A weak area of mine and struggle to think of examples. Q Explain these types of organisational structures when used in a project context: Functional, Project and Matrix (30 marks) A Functional – This type of structure is organised around functional groups and is very structured and process heavy. It has clear reporting lines and […]

Feedback Please – Health & Safety Plan

Q Explain the purpose of the health and safety plan (10 marks) A The purpose of the health and safety plan is to secure the health and safety and welfare of people at work and to protect them from risks to health and safety. The health and safety act of 1974 specifies this to protect […]

Feedback Please – Attributes Of A Project

TQ: List 5 key attributes of a project and describe how each differs from Business As Usual. A: The 5 key attributes of a project are: 1. They are unique 2. They have a finite lifespan i.e. a clear start and end date 3. They operate under a set budget e.g. CAPEX 4. They seek […]

Chartered Project Professional – Competence 3: Conflict Management

If you are already a project professional with a track record of managing complex projects, programmes or portfolios and can demonstrate experience in 10 mandatory and two elective competencies, then you could be ready to become a Chartered Project Professional. You will also require advanced technical knowledge and understanding of the theory of current practices […]

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How To Become A Better Project Manager

Project management is an increasingly competitive field as more and more businesses are looking for qualified PMs to help them reliably deliver their most important projects. As demand is high, interest starts to grow as people realise that this is a challenging, interesting and lucrative career option. So it is important to make sure that […]

Chartered Project Professional Competence 2: Change Control

If you are already a project professional with a track record of managing complex projects, programmes or portfolios and can demonstrate experience in 10 mandatory and 2 elective competencies then you could be ready to become a Chartered Project Professional. You will also require advanced technical knowledge and understanding of the theory of current practices […]

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A Guide To Agile Project Management

There are many project management training courses today, which teach an array of different project management techniques. One of the fastest growing techniques is agile project management. Despite the approach having been around for many years it is still considered a new approach to project management by many organisations. There is a manifesto to follow, […]

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How To Prepare Your Team For A Project

Once you have put in the project groundwork, chosen your project team and chosen the most suitable methods and approaches, the next step is to make sure that your team is well-prepared to undertake the project. You need to do this by clarifying the values you want your project team to stand for and the […]