The daily activity of a business is equivalent to running an on-going project. Both have set milestones and objectives. So why is it that when a project is set up, it fails to run as smoothly as daily business? Is it because essentially Project management is the way of managing change. Where daily business is just seen as more of the same. simply there are two key reasons why a project goes wrong. Firstly incorrect assumptions are made at the outset. Secondly, there is incorrect total quality management structuring to reflect the nature of the project. While the assumptions are individual to each project, project management can be broken down into a few approaches. It falls apart when the chain of command is not clearly understood by all. Project matrix management works best when it is viewed as an art and not science. Even a very small business or group of people need a leader to project manage. Remember, if you are the key decision-maker there is no point in you holding the position if you don’t make decisions.
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