The importance of culture for project success

Research has shown that an organisation’s culture directly impacts its bottom-line (Kotter & Haskett 1992 cited by Cooper, 2000). In projectised organisations, where the bottom-line is determined via the delivery of successful projects, this phenomenon can be a blessing or a curse (Ikeda, 2006), depending on whether the organisational culture is supportive of project management, … Read more

Agile development

One of the requests from the collaborating companies to the usability and UX methods were they should fit the Scrum development rhyme. To understand agile development, we have to understand what it breaks with. If a software project adapts a traditional development framework e.g. the waterfall approach, the requirements have to be defined upfront. Nowadays, … Read more

Projects management

1. INTRODUCTION Projects management is defined by the British Standards Institution “A project is a unique set of coordinated activities, with a definite starting and finishing point, undertaken by an individual or organization to meet specific objectives within defined schedule, cost and performance parameters. (Paul D Gardner, 2005 P2) The history of project Management dated … Read more

Procurement Management Plans

INTRODUCTION: The purpose of the Procurement Management Plan is to define the procurement requirements for the project and how it will be managed from developing procurement documentation through contract closure. The Procurement Management Plan defines the following: ‘ Items to be procured with good reason statements and timelines ‘ Type of contract to be used … Read more

Challenges faced by the Project Manager when working within the alternative organizational structures

Executive Summary The objective of the report is to critically review on the different challenges faced by the Project Manager when working within the alternative organizational structures used to implement projects. In simple terms, Project Management is the process of planning, organizing and controlling of the scope, budget and time of the recruiting program project. … Read more

Project management

Question 1 1.1 Project A Project can be defined as a complex human endeavour to create change with in a set budget and time to provide specific goals and out comes that is unique to an organisation. 1.2 Project Management Project Management is a set of principles to effectively manage the process and activity of … Read more