The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word MANAGEMENT


 
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The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word MANAGEMENT
Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France, Moderator
In my opinion the most important thing in project management that many people overlook is in the word MANAGEMENT. Of all the difficulties you face,
- Project methods and tools are useful in project management to organize, to plan, to follow-up, to report but they represent no more than 30% of your challenges as a project manager.
- The other 70% concern the management of the project team, integrating the project into the overall management of the firm, the management of the stakeholders, and of course the management of the client relationship....Sign up
 

 
The Hardest Thing In Project Management: Managing Cross-functional Activities
Linda Juspandi
I totally agree. However, management of cross functional activities is the hardest thing and are ...Sign up
 

 
Why Projects Fail: Project Definition and Resources, ...
David Dicanot, Analyst, France, Member
Hi, I share the fact management is a main part of a project success.
I would ask you what is the percentage of projects which failed or delayed b...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management: Motivating the Teams
P V ANANTHARAMAIAH
I too agree. Most of the time (at least 70% of the time), the project manager is fully exhausted with the internal challenges of the project team.
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What's Most Important in Project Management? Managing the People
Xolani Nxanga
The common thread I have picked up is that the most difficult part of any project is managing the people involved. This I believe is the area t...Sign up
 

 
There is No Most Important Thing About Project Management...
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
Management (to be effective) requires authority commensurate to the responsibility. At least in most owner companies, (as opposed to contractors) ther...Sign up
 

 
The Weakest Link in Project Management is the Unexpected
Marcelo Charlin
@Paul D Giammalvo: I agree with you Paul. I would add that in my view the weakest link can be an unexpected even...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing is Project Management with Conviction
Smeeksha
The most important thing is project management with conviction. At times for managing a project we write the system, guidelines and way of work...Sign up
 

 
What's Most Important in Project Management: Stakeholder Analysis
Sukru MINDAS, Project Manager, France, Member
@Xolani Nxanga : I agree with you when you say that the most difficult is managing the people involved, and for to g...Sign up
 

 
What's Most Important in Project Management? Continuously Managing the People
Hector Rodriguez, Analyst, Paraguay, Member
@Xolani Nxanga : I agree that in most cases managing the people that are involved is the key element to achieve the ...Sign up
 

 
What's Most Important in Project Management - Leadership
Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Leadership is the key. Leadership in project management is not about control, but the ability to perceive the exi...Sign up
 

 
What's Most Important in Project Management
afolabi adeosun
I could not agree more. Soft skills are an important ingredient in project management. Without the ability to successfully coarse, influence or manage...Sign up
 

 
Most Important in Project Management? The Project Scope
M Swain, Consultant, United States, Member
@David Dicanot : I agree project definition (the scope) is most important in project management. Elements of the pr...Sign up
 

 
Most Important in Program and Project Management are the People
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
I beg to disagree that management is the most important thing in project management. Management could be static if taken as a noun but dynamic if cons...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management is MANAGEMENT
MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff, Business Consultant, Brazil, Member
@Leodegardo M. Pruna : I partially agree withyour disagreement. Nevertheless, placing the right people, performing ...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management: Managing Relationships
Makhosandile Ndzuzo, Director, South Africa, Member
@Xolani Nxanga : Performance of work necessarily involves the management of relationships - be it between people, pe...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word MANAGEMENT
Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France, Moderator
@David Dicanot: all what you said is right David, but don't you think project definition and choice of resources are...Sign up
 

 
Managing Cross-functional Activities is Part of Management
Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France, Moderator
@Linda Juspandi: you are perfectly right Linda in saying that managing cross-functional activities is a particularly...Sign up
 

 
Most Important Thing in Project Management: MANAGING the People
Elizabeth Elikem Addae, Student (University), Ghana, Member
@Leodegardo M. Pruna : I agree with you that the most important resources are the people.
Managing the people ...Sign up
 

 
Important in Project Management: (Managing the) Communication
Dirk Schleef
In the beginning of project management, but also in any other phase, there must be project communication:
- ...Sign up
 

 
The Focus of Management in Project Management
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
Yes, I do concur with the initiator of this discussion, that the important aspect of project management centers around the word 'management'.
Ho...Sign up
 

 
Management Support is also an Important Element of Project Management
Kevin M. Adolfo, Management Consultant, Philippines, Member
Based on my experience, the projects that I handled became a lot easier because of the management support. Management support is indeed necessary from...Sign up
 

 
Many Things are Crucial for Project Management Success
Schubert Pereira
@Paul D Giammalvo : I tend to agree that there is no single thing:
- People resources are your most important ...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management: The Right Project Manager!
Alex Yap, Accountant, Malaysia, Member
I think having the right project manager is the most important factor in any project. It is implied that management is empowered and project team is w...Sign up
 

 
Organizational Project Management
Serge Kuznetsov, Teacher, Russian Federation, Member
Indeed project management has much to do with management of business organization, primarily via change management....Sign up
 

 
Sponsor and Client must Work Together
Marcelo Fenoll Ramal, ICT Consultant, Brazil, Member
There is no magic project management that can save a project when the sponsor and the client aren't working together.
If one of them wants to sab...Sign up
 

 
Most Important in Project Management: Planning
Rosemary Barasa
The most important thing for every project is to plan properly otherwise you plan to fail at all stages.
And that should include people planning ...Sign up
 

 
Management is Most Important in Projects and Has Many Aspects
FAYEZ, Management Consultant, Saudi Arabia, Member
I agree that the management of the project team, including the integration of the project into the overall management of the firm, the management of t...Sign up
 

 
Management of Subcontractors is also an Important Element of Project Management
benjamin, Manager, Taiwan, Member
How to let all subcontractors to work as one team is also an important thing in project management....Sign up
 

 
Most Important in Project Management: Project Definition and Resources
Grace Alleyne
@David Dicanot: I do agree with you. Unrealistic timelines are the bane of projects. Businesses are sometimes too ea...Sign up
 

 
Most Important in PM: Management of Commitment and Expectations
M Swain, Consultant, United States, Member
@Grace Alleyne: I agree that an unrealistic time frame is the number one bane of project management. The calendar t...Sign up
 

 
Managing the Most Important Things in Project Management
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Project management principally engulfs:
- Scheduling (critical chain management, event chain management)
- Measuring (of ongoing project act...Sign up
 

 
Most Important Thing in PM: Communication
Greenhow, Consultant, Sweden, Member
@Dirk Schleef : I agree with you that managing different groups of stakeholders depends ultimately on communication...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important in Project Management: the Humans
abdelmouneam haj bakoor
Indeed everything that has been said is right. But I consider what's most important in project management to be the humans, such as the leader, the pl...Sign up
 

 
What's Most Important in Project Management: Managing Agreement about the Output and Managing the Interaction
Zoniaina, Coach, Madagascar, Member
- Output: to mobilize, drive and manage, we have to align and to share the same idea of the output; the same perception; the same goal; the same... It...Sign up
 

 
Important in Project Management: Managing Strategic Decisions about the Project
Peter Brunner, Management Consultant, Switzerland, Member
We have seen many aspects needed in managing a project.
I would like to stress another point, that is relevant in large western companies. Any pr...Sign up
 

 
Management Skills of Program Manager
Rebecca Katticaren
I agree that in program management the most important word is "management".
But do not forget that a program manager cannot afford to get exhaust...Sign up
 

 
What's the Most Important in Project Management: Project Issues and Risks Management
Dieudonne Bolisomi Ebengo Mbaku
A project is a vulnerable and sensitive packages of investments. Any turbulence in its environment may request a crucial re-design.
Most of the t...Sign up
 

 
What is Most Important in Project Management: Control
Ahmed Zahran, Business Consultant, Egypt, Member
Although I agree with most views demonstrated here, I think that the magic word is "control". If a well established control system is set and enhanced...Sign up
 

 
Most Important Thing is Management in a Project
Horbinski
I agree in that the tools are there to make clear the management.
Project plans, communication plans, risk plans are all tools to make sure the P...Sign up
 

 
Leadership in Project Management
Damodaram Kuppuswami, Consultant, India, Member
@Ted Garrison : In my view the 70% of management is the leadership dimension. Increasingly the project management i...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word Management
Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France, Moderator
@Peter Brunner: I fully agree with you Peter, projects exist within organizations for itself, or for its customers,...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Management is ..
Mario de Obaldia
- Part 1: With a team that is inherited and immutable, discovering the strengths of the "tools" (people) and playing to the strengths.
- Part 2: ...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management is Management, BUT...
RUBEN ACOSTA, Manager, Mexico, Member
Yes, I agree with the title of this discussion, but 'management' must NOT be understood as 'control' anymore, but rather as: 'organizing'.
I thin...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management is the Word PROJECT
Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines, Member
@MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff: if we are to consider the words in project management, the more important thing would...Sign up
 

 
The Vital Importance of Complete Connection and Communication
Vincent Miholic, Manager, United States, Member
While implied in most responses, @Horbinski's is the only one to explicitly suggest the vital importance of clear c...Sign up
 

 
Personal Motivation of Project Manager
SHEJA Innocent, Director, Rwanda, Member
Every manager has to check himself, because (s)he can influence the impact of the project positively and negatively. So, let us look for our personal ...Sign up
 

 
An Overall Vision of Management
redouane sibai, manager, Morocco, Member
Mr. DE JAEGER, I agree with your proposal about the importance of management, considered in terms of a holistic and dynamic and not reduced to a toolb...Sign up
 

 
Having your Team Members Rresponsible for their Task
vickie rodriguez, Student (Other), Member
I agree with the comments on managing people getting all parties concern involved with shared knowledge and putting these ideas to work, having your t...Sign up
 

 
Most Important Things in Project Management
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
In my opinion the following things are of paramount important in project management:
1: Effective scheduling covering: critical chain management ...Sign up
 

 
What's Most Important in Project Management?
Emmanuel Mwirichia, Manager, Kenya, Member
- I have managed a number of projects and ambiguous objectives and outcomes really mess up the team.
- A lack of a proper hierarchy and understan...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Management is Management
MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff, Business Consultant, Brazil, Member
@K.Narayana Moorthy: Further to my previous publication, I would start with a getting to know what the client needs...Sign up
 

 
People / Communications
Joseph Mohammed, Student (Other), Trinidad and Tobago, Member
We have a "communications plan" among the PM docs. Yet, in my experience, we really don't "communicate" and think about "people" in the context of the...Sign up
 

 
Most Important Thing in Project Management
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
@MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff : Thank you, all that I can say and reiterate is from experience is: a business cannot...Sign up
 

 
Project Management is a Complex System Consisting of Many Interlinked Components
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
Folks, I think all of you are missing a very important point. Project management is a system - a combination of interlinked processes.
And in any...Sign up
 

 
Systemic Project Management
Peter Brunner, Management Consultant, Switzerland, Member
@Paul D Giammalvo: Great comment - this is in sequence of what Kambiz Poostchi in his book 'Spuren der Zukunft - Vo...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing in Project Management
ATBA Bouchaib, Technical Studies Service Manager, Morocco, Member
@Paul D Giammalvo: hi, great this holistic approach! However I think the heart has a central role in a body: a pers...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important Thing About Project Management is that it is a SYSTEM
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
@Atba Bouchaib: Atba, in a system, there IS no single "most important" part!
If your big toe has gangrene, it ...Sign up
 

 
Project Management is a Complex System..
MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff, Business Consultant, Brazil, Member
@Paul D Giammalvo: distinguished colleague, may I bring to your attention that management is not a system, rather a...Sign up
 

 
Many Important Things In Project Management
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
Yes, agreed. Any project is to be considered as an adaptive complex macro system comprising of connected micro systems (like ecosystem).
Every en...Sign up
 

 
The Most Important in PM: Focus on Output and Interactions
Zoniaina, Coach, Madagascar, Member
All above propositions are right!
We are different, our experiences are different. For me, "output" is the most important thing.
But, we can...Sign up
 

 
Project Management as a Complex System
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
@MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff: Upon what scientific basis are you making your claim that management is not a system?...Sign up
 

 
System or Activities
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@Paul D Giammalvo : To me:
- A project is primarily a (temporary) system, endeavour or organization.
- Pr...Sign up
 

 
Most Important Thing About Project Management...
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
@Jaap de Jonge (Editor): Jaap, none other than Peter Drucker (in his 1973 book "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities...Sign up
 

 
Project ≠ Project Management..
Jaap de Jonge, CEO, Netherlands, Editor
@Paul D Giammalvo : Hi Paul, the intention of my last reaction was not to dispute if project management is manageme...Sign up
 

 
Project Management versus Operations
Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France, Moderator
@Paul D Giammalvo: hi Paul, I really understand your point of view and your reference to Peter Drucker in his book ...Sign up
 

 
Important thing in Project Management: the word MANAGEMENT -- WHO does WHAT by WHEN?
Maxx, Project Manager, Germany, Member
My view on projects is as simple as achieving other business goals:
>>> WHO does WHAT by WHEN? <<<
Everything can be derived from that.
...Sign up
 

 
Projectization of Operations....
Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia, Member
@Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP: Jean Michel, many of our mining and oil and gas clients are "projectizing" opera...Sign up
 

 
Project Management
K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India, Member
In my opinion Mr. DE JAEGER, project management is basically tied up with 5 view points:
- SCOPE (contextual);
- MODEL (Conceptual);
- ...Sign up
 

 
Managing a Project is Truly a Cakewalk, Provided You Reign the Triumvirate
C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia, Member
Yes, managing under demanding conditions is the sign of any true leader. Even in projects, managing can become a 'cakewalk' (Editor: ~ something easy ...Sign up
 

 
 



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