International Project Management Day has been celebrated on the first Thursday of November since 2004. Recognizing the achievements of Project Managers highlights the crucial role these professionals play in delivering individual or collaborative programs.
Modern Project Management began in 1958 with the development of the Critical Path Method/Program Evaluation Review Technique. It escalated in the early 1960s when firms noticed the benefit of organizing work around projects and applying systematic tools and procedures.
Today, 97% of companies believe Project Management is necessary to succeed in business. With a growing demand for Project Managers worldwide, corporations predict over 87 million positions by 2027.
These accountable specialists integrate three strategic disciplines - Implementation, Motivation, and Execution - to achieve the best possible results.
Implementation is an essential discipline of Project Management. When carried out efficiently, it determines the objectives outlined in the planning phase are met, completed on time, and within budget.
Project Managers communicate regularly with teams to set and adjust priorities, maintaining status transparency with clients and key stakeholders. They define the task, manage the timeline, assess resources, delegate and document.
"Plans are worthless. Planning is essential." ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
These vested professionals define a project's success by blending approaches to ensure value. Skillfully coordinating resources and measuring performance ensures projects are completed within expected scopes. Effective implementation exposes any issues or challenges requiring refinement.
Team motivation can make or break a project. Individuals are driven by a desire to reach goals, finish tasks, and meet expectations. From day one, skilled Project Managers encourage members to share thoughts and opinions. To retain interest, precise and compelling communication is vital.
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” ~ Steve Jobs
Invested Project Managers embrace diversity and unique skills, set objectives for achievable goals, and celebrate wins. They liaise with a mixture of personalities, opinions, and dynamics. Sometimes it means persuading those with other ideas to unite and work towards common goals.
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Project execution is the final stage when all components come together, turning plans into action. It is the point where Project Management progresses from performing and supervising to producing. The importance of successfully completing this phase cannot be overstated.
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” ~ Michael Jordan
A well-executed project meets budgets, goals, and the immediate needs of stakeholders. It brings long-term value to the organization.
Planning - time, cost, and resources - is key to successful execution. Project Managers strive to keep work on schedule with exceptional organization, leadership, problem-solving, and managerial skills. They excel at addressing tasks and surpassing unrealistic client expectations.
International Project Management Day acknowledges professionals for disciplines from Implementation to Execution, with a dose of Motivation in between! Take a moment to applaud these specialists who manage your projects. You couldn't do it without them.