Project, Project Management and Processes

A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to  create a  unique product, service, or result. These  temporary and unique characteristics determine if a particular endeavor is a project. Project management is  the application of knowledge,  skills,  tools, and techniques to project activities to meet  project requirements. This application  of knowledge  requires the effective  management of appropriate processes. A process is a set of interrelated actions and activities performed to achieve a pre-specified product, result, or service. Each process is  characterized  by its inputs, the tools  and techniques  that can be applied, and the…Read more …

What is Iterative Development?

This development style is more commonly known as iterative and incremental development, which we define as having the following: • It involves the iterative application of a set of activities to evaluate a set of assertions, resolve a set of risks, accomplish a set of development objectives, and incrementally produce and refine an effective solution. • It is iterative in that it involves the successive refinement of the understanding of the problem, the solution's definition, and the solution's implementation by the repetitive application of the core development activities. • It is incremental in that each pass…Read more …

Effective project management

Effective project management as per PMBOK requires that the project management team understand and use knowledge and skills from the following areas: The Project Management Body of Knowledge Application area knowledge, standards, and regulations Understanding the project environment General management knowledge and skills Interpersonal skills. Looking at the above areas if one has very good Interpersonal skills (Effective communication, Influencing the organization, Leadership, Motivation, Negotiation and conflict management, Problem solving etc) than it should not be difficult for him to master the other areas.Read more …