The paper "Project Management – Fire and Rescue Operation" is a great example of an assignment on management. “ A project manager cannot take ownership of a project without believing in it. If the project manager cannot buy into the project, then there is little or no chance that he or she can influence other project participants to buy in” Justification for project planning The ultimate purpose of planning is to build a model that enables the prediction of the activities and resources that are critical to the timely completion of a project.
A project can only be delivered on time, and within the stipulated budget if strategies are implemented to ensure that activities and resources are managed properly. According to Paul E. Harris (2010), Project planning is aimed at Identifying the total scope of the project and plan to deliver it, Evaluating different project delivery methods Identifying the deliverables required to deliver a project under a logical breakdown of the project, Identifying and optimizing the use of resources and evaluating if the targeted dates may be met, Identify risks involved, plan on how to optimize them and set priorities, Provide a baseline plan against which progress is measured Assist in stakeholders' communication, identifying what is to be done, when and by whom, Assisting management to think ahead and make informed decisions The project manager is mandated with the overall duty of overseeing the successful completion of a project.
According to Harold Kerzner (2009), the project manager ensures individual integrity and professionalism. He/she is expected to act in a professional manner at all times which includes adhering to all legal requirements, maintaining moral and ethical standards (Pg 342). The project manager is also expected to contribute to the project management knowledge base by sharing project management knowledge on such topics as best practices, lessons learned and continuous improvement efforts (Harold Kerzner 2009, Pg.
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