Everywhere you look, projects are underway. From constructing the world’s tallest building to creating a prototype of the newest car, every project needs a manager to guarantee its success; someone who is meticulous about details from the start to end. To put simply, project management is about getting things done. It is the application of methods, knowledge, skills, and experience to attain project objectives.

A project is a collaborative creativity that is carefully designed to achieve planned objectives that will produce outputs for the betterment of the company. A project can be called successful if it reaches the goals according to the set criteria within an agreed timescale and budget.

What differentiates project management from just ‘management‘ is that it has an end goal and a finite timespan, unlike management which is an ongoing process. Because of this a project professional needs a deeper knowledge and a handful of skills; most important technical skills, and certainly people with sharp management skills and good business instincts.

Importance of project management

Project management brings leadership and clear direction to projects. It also gives a proper plan for accomplishing strategic goals. With project management, how much would be needed, when it has to be executed, and all the objectives are clearly stated. Moreover, it leads the right people to do the right things at the right time. In other words, good execution of the project produces a good result.

Project management also ensures a project’s progress is followed and reported accurately.

Without project management, clients are vulnerable to chaos, uncertain objectives, a lack of resources, impractical planning, high risk, poor quality deliveries, projects going over budget, and projects being delivered late.

Project management brings success. It makes and empowers happy, motivated teams who know the value of their work so that they do their best performance. Moreover, project management ensures that the right things are well-delivered; things that deliver a real return of investment. That ultimately makes for happy and satisfied clients.

Need help in handling project management? The Swiss Quality can help develop and improve your project management allowing you to prioritize and execute strategic projects that will deliver tangible and sustainable benefits.

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