How could a good project management approach be adopted? Basically, it is all about delivering a project while respecting the set deadlines, costs and requirements, and – above all – ensuring that end customers are happy and that a Return on Investment (ROI) is achieved.
A project aims at solving a problem or at taking advantage of a new opportunity. Regardless of the activity sector (i.e., whether manufacturing, marketing, business development, etc.), respective managers are, however, in charge of solving problems or taking advantage of existing opportunities. This is, therefore, not only reserved to IT resources (despite their ardent dedication). To that end, the right approach must be selected based on the project’s nature and expected results thereof.
What Are the Most Popular Project Management Methods Adopted?
The so-called traditional project management method has the longest history; whereas, the agility method has captured more ground with every passing day. Both methods have – however – their strengths and weaknesses, hence the emergence of hybrid approaches, merging the best of both worlds.
- Traditional Method: Also known as the cascade methodology given its sequential aspects, the completion of one step requires the implementation of the next. The traditional project management method is particularly suitable for complex projects or others involving stakeholders with specific and immutable constraints or enjoying dedicated deliverables, etc.
- Agile Method: The agile project management method prioritizes relevant requirements and grants a higher importance to those bringing the most added value to customers, while proceeding according to different iterations, reflected in regular deliverables that leave room for potential adjustments. This is particularly suitable for internal development or continuous improvement purposes.
Is the PM Required to Develop Their Interpersonal Skills?
It is not all about project management; but – above all – that of people involved in or related to the project, hence the importance of ensuring the development of effective interpersonal skills to make all the difference between a harmonious, productive climate and an inefficient environment.
Project and Change Management
Stakeholders do not only seek to benefit from potential deliverables, but want to witness the achievement of concrete results – in terms of ROI and customer satisfaction – as well. In a way or another, change management brings out potential challenges upon project implementation with a view to develop a dedicated response strategy and turn the situation around (through tackling resistance and refraining from waiting for the end of project to ensure desired involvement).
A Global Offering
We provide global offerings corresponding to 3 key players:
- Those who simply would want to familiarize themselves with key concepts given their potential interaction with project managers;
- Those who are project managers and would want to make sure to master all relevant fundamental techniques;
- Those who already have a relevant experience and would want to improve their skills to become project management experts.
The training courses we offer cover both the traditional and agile project management methods, and allow the development of dedicated skills to ensure project, program, portfolio and risk management and centers of excellence establishment.