Based on our many years of experience as a project management consulting and training company, we have developed our project management map. This summarizes the factors for success- rich project management needs.
Professional Project Management
Skills are the set of all methods, social and personal skills, which ensures a successful project planning and implementation, as well as successful team collaboration for us. Among the skills to manage successfully enable us projects were.
The objectives and the order have been resolved by the project and agreed with the client.
The dates in the project are planned realistically by the project manager, in consultation with the team and the client at least at milestone level and controlled.
The risk portfolio is continuously updated and monitored. The project manager is to be able to project team, even without disciplinary authority to successfully lead to the goal.
The project manager and the project members have the necessary "social intelligence" as well as methods and techniques for the successful management of conflicts.
The project manager understands successfully integrate key stakeholders and deal with their concerns and resistances Structure contains the definition and design of an effective and uniform project organization and project management processes that define general standards for managing individual projects and a total project portfolio. Therefore, it is important that.
In the organization of a unified meta- project management process including standard templates is to clarify the foundations of the project adhere working. The duties, powers and responsibilities in the project and in contrast to the "line" are regulated.
A multi-project management for cross-project prioritization and management of all projects there.
During the course of the project regular status meetings are conducted. Changes are controlled and documented on a change process in the project. Prepared The handover of the project to the customer /user/ production and the extent of the necessary follow-up is defined. After completion of the project, all project participants are relieved of their duties.
IT tools are the total used for planning and implementation and management of projects PM IT tools that allow for successful project management and to organize in a project enabling people and share knowledge. Above all, the following three points are important for this:
There is a project documentation on a common project tool and a project drive with a single storage structure.
In the project a common IT tool for project planning and control is used International and virtual project teams are supported by tools and applications for effective communication.
Culture is the collection of all formal and informal rules, values, beliefs, assumptions and principles that guides the behavior of project members.
The project has sufficient top management support.
There is a common understanding in the organization of the content and the importance of project management.
It comprised a common understanding of the organization relating to a project management role.
In the project common rules of cooperation are defined that are lived by each project participants.
The project participants have sufficient capacity for the project.
The project has an official start and an end.
At the end of a project, a Lessons Learned workshop is conducted.
Finally, an important note:
Depending on the current business situation or culture and project management maturity level of one or more of the factors mentioned four is temporarily play a more important role than another. Note, however: From our experience, however, many businesses wonder about them that much money and effort (only) into training your staff, expensive IT solutions and the optimization of processes, not a sustainable improvement of project management and project implementation can be obtained. Our recommendation is, therefore, even if you temporarily put the focus on one factor to consider in a medium-to long -term perspective is always the balance and interaction of all four factors.