Beginning Of Project

Posted: February 22, 2012 in Projects

Beginning a Project

The selection of leader or the project manager is one of the first and foremost decisions that have to be made. Selecting the right people in right place/spots in the project helps to ensure its success.

One of the first decisions that must be made is the approach to the project. There are several approaches that are effective and that can be used to manage project activities such as agile and phased approaches.

Irrespective of technique or approach chosen to manage the project, careful consideration needs to be given to clarify project objective, goals, and the roles and responsibilities of all participants and stakeholders.

Another critical area to be covered in a project is the risk factor. Identifying significant or consequential risk and development plans to minimize those risks is an important part at the beginning of project.

At the beginning of the project the first process that occurs is Initiation Process. The initiating process determines the nature and scope of the project. If this stage is not performed well it is unlikely that the project will be successful in meeting the business needs.

Initiating Process Group Processes

The initiation stage should include a cohesive plan that encompasses the following:

  •  Study and analyze business needs with measurable goals.
  • Review of the current operations.
  • Conceptual design of the final product.
  • Equipment requirement.
  • Financial analysis of the coast and benefits, including a budget.
  • Stakeholders and support personnel for the project.
  • Project charter including costs, tasks, deliverables and schedule.

  

Role of Project Manager in Beginning Stage

A project manager is the person who has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project. The job title is used in construction, petrochemical, architecture, information technology and many different industries that produce products and services.

The project manager must have a combination of skills including an ability to ask penetrating questions, detect unstated assumptions and resolve conflicts, as well as more general management skills.

The role of the project manager in the beginning of project encompasses many activities including the following:

  • Planning and Defining Scope
  • Activity Planning and Sequencing
  • Resource Planning
  • Developing Schedules
  • Time Estimating
  • Cost Estimating
  • Developing a Budget
  • Documentation
  • Creating Charts and Schedules
  • Risk Analysis

Successful delegation is critical to successful project management and is one of the important factors in the beginning of the project. Utilization of the human resources available is critical to the success of a plan.

A project manager is the person accountable for accomplishing the stated project objectives. Key project management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraint for projects, which is cost, time, and scope.

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Comments
  1. vimal kumar xavier says:

    its great idea n thanks, i look forward for more like this

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