The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word MANAGEMENT

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Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France
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. (...) Read more? Sign up for free

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  Linda Juspandi
 

The Hardest Thing In Project Management: Managing Cross-functional Activities

I totally agree. However, management of cross functional activities is the hardest thing and are often missed...
For example, security requirements (physical & electronic) often come from the client security department and not the accommodation property group. If it does come from the property group...it is a matter of them forwarding the brief directly to us.
The thing is that some of the reqs are actually in conflict with one another...but unless we go through them in fine combs...we won't know. It is so time consuming (in particular with door schedules etc etc)...
Anybody ever experienced this too...??

  David Dicanot, Analyst, France
 

Why Projects Fail: Project Definition and Resources, ...

Hi, I share the fact management is a main part of (...)

  P V ANANTHARAMAIAH
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management: Motivating the Teams

I too agree. Most of the time (at least 70% of the (...)

  Xolani Nxanga
 

What's Most Important in Project Management? Managing the People

The common thread I have picked up is that the mos (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

There is No Most Important Thing About Project Management...

Management (to be effective) requires authority co (...)

  Marcelo Charlin
 

The Weakest Link in Project Management is the Unexpected

@: I agree with you Paul. I would add that in my v (...)

  Smeeksha
 

The Most Important Thing is Project Management with Conviction

The most important thing is project management wit (...)

  Sukru MINDAS, Project Manager, France
 

What's Most Important in Project Management: Stakeholder Analysis

@ : I agree with you when you say that the most di (...)

  Hector Rodriguez, Analyst, Paraguay
 

What's Most Important in Project Management? Continuously Managing the People

@ : I agree that in most cases managing the people (...)

  Ted Garrison, Management Consultant, United States
 

What's Most Important in Project Management - Leadership

Leadership is the key. is not about control, but (...)

  afolabi adeosun
 

What's Most Important in Project Management

I could not agree more. Soft skills are an importa (...)

  M Swain, Consultant, United States
 

Most Important in Project Management? The Project Scope

@ : I agree project definition (the scope) is mos (...)

  Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines
 

Most Important in Program and Project Management are the People

I beg to disagree that management is the most impo (...)

  MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff, Business Consultant, Brazil
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management is MANAGEMENT

@ : I partially agree withyour disagreement. Never (...)

  Makhosandile Ndzuzo, Director, South Africa
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management: Managing Relationships

@ : Performance of work necessarily involves the m (...)

  Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word MANAGEMENT

@: all what you said is right David, but don't you (...)

  Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France
 

Managing Cross-functional Activities is Part of Management

@: you are perfectly right Linda in saying that ma (...)

  Elizabeth Elikem Addae, Student (University), Ghana
 

Most Important Thing in Project Management: MANAGING the People

@ : I agree with you that the most important resou (...)

  Dirk Schleef
 

Important in Project Management: (Managing the) Communication

In the beginning of project management, but also i (...)

  C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia
 

The Focus of Management in Project Management

Yes, I do concur with the initiator of this discus (...)

  Kevin M. Adolfo, Management Consultant, Philippines
 

Management Support is also an Important Element of Project Management

Based on my experience, the projects that I handle (...)

  Schubert Pereira
 

Many Things are Crucial for Project Management Success

@ : I tend to agree that there is no single thing: (...)

  Alex Yap, Accountant, Malaysia
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management: The Right Project Manager!

I think having the right project manager is the mo (...)

  Serge Kuznetsov, Teacher, Russian Federation
 

Organizational Project Management

Indeed project management has much to do with mana (...)

  Marcelo Fenoll Ramal, ICT Consultant, Brazil
 

Sponsor and Client must Work Together

There is no magic project management that can save (...)

  Rosemary Barasa
 

Most Important in Project Management: Planning

The most important thing for every project is to p (...)

  FAYEZ, Management Consultant, Saudi Arabia
 

Management is Most Important in Projects and Has Many Aspects

I agree that the management of the project team, i (...)

  benjamin, Manager, Taiwan
 

Management of Subcontractors is also an Important Element of Project Management

How to let all subcontractors to work as one team (...)

  Grace Alleyne
 

Most Important in Project Management: Project Definition and Resources

@: I do agree with you. Unrealistic timelines are (...)

  M Swain, Consultant, United States
 

Most Important in PM: Management of Commitment and Expectations

@: I agree that an unrealistic time frame is the n (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Managing the Most Important Things in Project Management

Project management principally engulfs: - Schedul (...)

  Greenhow, Consultant, Sweden
 

Most Important Thing in PM: Communication

@ : I agree with you that managing different group (...)

  abdelmouneam haj bakoor
 

The Most Important in Project Management: the Humans

Indeed everything that has been said is right. But (...)

  Zoniaina, Coach, Madagascar
 

What's Most Important in Project Management: Managing Agreement about the Output and Managing the Interaction

- Output: to mobilize, drive and manage, we have t (...)

  Peter Brunner, Management Consultant, Switzerland
 

Important in Project Management: Managing Strategic Decisions about the Project

We have seen many aspects needed in managing a pro (...)

  Rebecca Katticaren
 

Management Skills of Program Manager

I agree that in program management the most import (...)

  Dieudonne Bolisomi Ebengo Mbaku
 

What's the Most Important in Project Management: Project Issues and Risks Management

A project is a vulnerable and sensitive packages o (...)

  Ahmed Zahran, Business Consultant, Egypt
 

What is Most Important in Project Management: Control

Although I agree with most views demonstrated here (...)

  Horbinski
 

Most Important Thing is Management in a Project

I agree in that the tools are there to make clear (...)

  Damodaram Kuppuswami, Consultant, India
 

Leadership in Project Management

@ : In my view the 70% of management is the leader (...)

  Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management: the Word Management

@: I fully agree with you Peter, projects exist wi (...)

  Mario de Obaldia
 

The Most Important Thing in Management is ..

- Part 1: With a team that is inherited and immuta (...)

  RUBEN ACOSTA, Manager, Mexico
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management is Management, BUT...

Yes, I agree with the title of this discussion, bu (...)

  Leodegardo M. Pruna, Professor, Philippines
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management is the Word PROJECT

@: if we are to consider the words in project mana (...)

  Vincent Miholic, Manager, United States
 

The Vital Importance of Complete Connection and Communication

While implied in most responses, @'s is the only o (...)

  SHEJA Innocent, Director, Rwanda
 

Personal Motivation of Project Manager

Every manager has to check himself, because (s)he (...)

  redouane sibai, manager, Morocco
 

An Overall Vision of Management

Mr. DE JAEGER, I agree with your proposal about th (...)

  vickie rodriguez, Student (Other)
 

Having your Team Members Rresponsible for their Task

I agree with the comments on managing people getti (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Most Important Things in Project Management

In my opinion the following things are of paramoun (...)

  Emmanuel Mwirichia, Manager, Kenya
 

What's Most Important in Project Management?

- I have managed a number of projects and ambiguou (...)

  MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff, Business Consultant, Brazil
 

The Most Important Thing in Management is Management

@: Further to my previous publication, I would sta (...)

  Joseph Mohammed, Student (Other), Trinidad and Tobago
 

People / Communications

We have a "communications plan" among the PM docs. (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Most Important Thing in Project Management

@ : Thank you, all that I can say and reiterate is (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

Project Management is a Complex System Consisting of Many Interlinked Components

Folks, I think all of you are missing a very impor (...)

  Peter Brunner, Management Consultant, Switzerland
 

Systemic Project Management

@: Great comment - this is in sequence of what Kam (...)

  ATBA Bouchaib, Technical Studies Service Manager, Morocco
 

The Most Important Thing in Project Management

@: hi, great this holistic approach! However I thi (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

The Most Important Thing About Project Management is that it is a SYSTEM

@: Atba, in a system, there IS no single "most imp (...)

  MSc Alberto Carrizo Kacheff, Business Consultant, Brazil
 

Project Management is a Complex System..

@: distinguished colleague, may I bring to your at (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Many Important Things In Project Management

Yes, agreed. Any project is to be considered as an (...)

  Zoniaina, Coach, Madagascar
 

The Most Important in PM: Focus on Output and Interactions

All above propositions are right! We are differen (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

Project Management as a Complex System

@: Upon what scientific basis are you making your (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
 

System or Activities

@ : To me: - A project is primarily a (temporary) (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

Most Important Thing About Project Management...

@: Jaap, none other than Peter Drucker (in his 197 (...)

  Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
 

Project ≠ Project Management..

@ : Hi Paul, the intention of my last reaction was (...)

  Jean-Michel DE JAEGER, EMBA, PMP, Project Manager, France
 

Project Management versus Operations

@: hi Paul, I really understand your point of view (...)

  Maxx, Project Manager, Germany
 

Important thing in Project Management: the word MANAGEMENT -- WHO does WHAT by WHEN?

My view on projects is as simple as achieving othe (...)

  Paul D Giammalvo, Professor and Consultant, Indonesia
 

Projectization of Operations....

@: Jean Michel, many of our mining and oil and gas (...)

  K.Narayana Moorthy, HR Consultant, India
 

Project Management

In my opinion Mr. DE JAEGER, project management is (...)

  C.L. Kappagomtula, Professor, Malaysia
 

Managing a Project is Truly a Cakewalk, Provided You Reign the Triumvirate

Yes, managing under demanding conditions is the si (...)

 
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