Do you have an important development to get done?
Wikipedia describes Project Management as “the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria at the specified time. … The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals within the given constraints”.
In other words, the essence of project management is to provide you, the business owner, with the appropriate project structure to get something done.
Whether a project model is Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid, there is always a conflict between
- how much the project will cost
- how long it will take to complete
- and what the final product will look like
…and that’s why project management is critical to any significant change.
I am a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and have been working in change management projects for close to 40 years, in all variety of roles, from business owner, project manager, project contributor and end user advocate, in all three types of project model.