WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
Project management has emerged because of the demand from various stakeholders for the development of new methods of management. It has been perceived by many organizations that management-by-project can provide them with powerful tools that improve their ability to plan, implement, and control the activities within the framework of time, cost and quality. Meredith and Mantel (2000) highlighted that there are three driving forces for adopting project management:
All the above three forces combine to mandate the use of teams to solve problems and used to be solved by individuals. Therefore it leads to the need for a better management system to control both the outcomes and processes. Because of these driving forces, it also leads to the demand for:
In Australia, the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is leading the interests of the project management profession in the region with the vision for project management to be recognised as the preferred process for achieving objectives at all levels across industry, government and the community.
Advantages of Project Management
Problems with Project Management
AIPM Home page at http://www.aipm.com.au