For Agile & Classical Project Management
"Project Management without status reports is like an aeroplane without instruments. You would basically fly blind."
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Anders
The essence of project management is the anchor point for every project manager and the thread that runs through the whole of the project.
One reason why projects fail may certainly be the ever increasing complexity of projects. But it can also be that the used project control instruments are simply not good enough.
In order to not get lost in all this complexity a rigorous project control is necessary. But what makes a good project status report?
Projects are a set of deliverables that build on each other. Sometimes, some of
these deliverables are delivered late or — once delivered — of unsatisfactory
This is quite an innovative and far-reaching thought for project controlling. Independent on which hierarchical level you view a project you can always use the same template layout.
In one word, projects are change. Projects change an existing situation into a
new situation. In the technical world this is called State-Action-State and
this concept is widely applied. The concept of State-Action-State is also
useful to understand the categories of projects in a company.
Project tend to be complex and require many activities. In order to be efficient it makes sense to specify roles and responsibilities so that task ownership is clear. In every company ...
The area around the project is called the context of the project. It is important to distinguish between what happens within the project and in the outer context of the project and to understand how project and context mutually impact each other...
If you believe that the eternal struggle is between heaven and earth, or between fire and water, then you are wrong. The eternal struggle goes on in companies between line functions and projects.
The management and control of projects require experience, skills and support. The more of this is provided in a systematic and prepared form by a company the more likely is efficient project work and project success. A score helps to establish ...
© Prof. Dr. Ulrich Anders
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