The application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements is known as project management(“What is Project Management | PMI”, 2017). It is a broad and evolving concept. Managing the project in a proper way is important to execute the deliverables.
Project management is made up of:
Goals: Concerned with delivering deliverables. For example: Delivery of objectives.
A way of thinking: Encourages a style of thinking which is structured, logical and directed towards achieving the goal.
Lifecycle: Project management processes is divided into five groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, Closing.
Practices and approaches: There are project tools and toolkits of practices and processes which can be used by project managers in defining, planning and controlling projects.
Styles of behavior: A certain style of behavior can be adopted such as thinking ahead and planning, focusing on outcomes, risk and quality, overcoming obstacles etc(Newton, 2013).
Project management skills are definitely vital, but the importance of effective communication should also be considered(Kliem, 2008). Poor communication can have a costly impact on projects and can be an obstacle in achieving the final output. A good understanding of the communication process is significant. Communications occur throughout the project lifecycle and in various forms, different levels. Communications are affected by the context of the environment. So effective communication is very important to achieve success in completing a project.
Kliem, R. (2008). Effective communications for project management. Boca Raton: Auerbach Publications.
Newton, R. (2013). The project management book. Harlow: Pearson/Education.
What is Project Management | PMI. (2017). Pmi.org. Retrieved 11 August 2017, from https://www.pmi.org/about/learn-about-pmi/what-is-project-management