What is a project?
A project is a temporary period with a defined beginning and end, undertaken to meet unique objectives, typically to bring added value or beneficial change. The temporary nature stands in contrast with operations, which are repetitive, or permanent functional activities to produce products or services. A project is usually time-cost-scope constrained.
Why doing projects ?
In a fast-changing world, projects are key to implement innovation but also corporate initiatives. Project management expertise is an absolute must to successfully deliver these projects to reach innovation, higher performance and differentiation from the competition.
To optimize project chance of success, companies tries to industrialize project management and methodologies. But in the same time and by definition, each project is unique, each company is culturally unique, each team and project manager are unique…
This apparent contradiction between “Industrialization” and “uniqueness” of projects, makes very difficult to find the good project manager and methodology, able to adapt themselves to the company change while successfully delivering project.