How can project management be properly introduced into the higher education space?

A results-oriented management style is central to effective project management. Larson & Gray (2018) define project management as “a results-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborative relationships among a diverse cast of characters,” useful in both the private sector, for the development of innovative goods and services, and in the public sector, … Read more

Strategic planning and role of IT in Healthcare

Abstract Due to rapid advancement and competitive pressure, it is very hard for IT professionals to plan their architecture even a few years in advance. Building a future-ready IT infrastructure is not about focusing on specific technologies, rather more about the approach an organization take in its strategic technology planning and decision making. For preparation … Read more

Project management overview and potential setbacks

Project management Project management is a core process and a cornerstone of every organizations’ success in arriving into its planned and fore set goals and economic position. It’s very crucial to plan ahead in order to reduce the risks that may arise unexpectedly and severely affect organizations goal attainment. It involves overhead control and assessment … Read more

Importance of effectively planning (reflective)

1. Introduction Meredith and Mantel simply describe projects as “messy” (2009. Page 113) as no two projects are the same, yet all run the risk of failure. Rory Burke (2009) describes the project manager as “responsible for delivering the project on time, within budget, and to the required quality.” However, I believe that his description … Read more

Heathrow Terminal 5 project analysis

Section 1: Goal, Scope and Rationale The first time discussion about Heathrow Terminal 5 was emerged in 1982, which was relative to the expansion of Stansted and Heathrow (Donne,Michael(12 January 1982).”The battle of Heathrow”.Financial Times p.16) BAA officially announced its suggestion for construction of Terminal 5 in May 1992, submitting a formal planning application on … Read more

Project management with virtual teams and international projects

Technological advance has provided the necessary means so that organizations increasingly often make use of virtual teams, in order to gain competitive advantage. The members of this new type of teams must display certain traits and have specific skills in line with the characteristics of virtual teams and international projects. Establishing a model of personal … Read more

Project management definition and stages

1. What is the Project Management? A project is temporary in that it has a defined beginning and end in time, and therefore defined scope and resources. And a project is unique in that it is not a routine operation, but a specific set of operations designed to accomplish a particular goals / objectives. Hence … Read more

Agile development – overview and benefits

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

Planning an Overwater wedding package (project management case study)

1. Introduction Hospitality industry is known as one of the most widely diversified industries in the world as it has a broad category consisting of hotels, restaurants, event planning and cruise lines to theme parks worth to the tune of several billion dollars worldwide. As it has been shown from the above historical perspective, the … Read more

Overview of project management – definitions, scope, importance

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

Reflective essay on my course – project management

This course was a really new experience for me both from learning point of view and performance wise. The practical part of the course was really helpful where ones get a chance to implement all the knowledge gain during the lectures and through self-studies. I have learnt that innovation requires collaboration, creativity, practical implementation and … 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