Project Management

At Express Cloud, we believe that a project methodology is similar to a recipe for cooking. It identifies what is required and how these components will be combined to create the perfect meal. In short, a methodology comprises of the following components:

  • Documentation - such as project initiation and scoping documents
  • Method - a set of regular project management approaches needed for strategy and to control the project (Vital Path Evaluation, Threat Management Procedures etc)
  • Sequence - the order in which the stages will be performed
  • Overview - a image of how the documentation and approaches match collectively
  • The application of a structured project methodology - when improving and implementing new data - helps to impose discipline on the integration of activities within every stage, assisting to ensure success.
  • As a result, the objective of the methodology can give an organisation the chance to:
    • Divide the project into smaller sized stages, making it easier to manage
    • Measure the progress in terms of time, fees and high quality
    • Take corrective action if expected to bring the project back on track
    • Allocate the resources (human and physical) to the project

The opportunities mentioned may be directly linked towards the motives of why projects fail but a sturdy project methodology does not replace the requirement for superior project management skills (just as a cracking recipe will not replace the need for a good cook). However, project methodology does deliver a systematic framework for all activities in the project.

Here at Express Cloud we believe that project management is the core discipline of any venture, involving preparation, organisation, motivation, and controlling resources to achieve targets. Our teams have carried out numerous projects, allowing us to come up with a simple definition for project management. We believe that it is "a project which is often a short-term endeavor. It uses a defined beginning and finish (normally time-constrained, and generally constrained by funding or how achievable it is), undertaken to meet distinctive ambitions and objectives. It ordinarily brings about advantageous transformations or added worth."

The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business (or operations) that are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to make items or services. In practice, the management of those two systems is often rather unique, and as such requires the improvement of distinct technical skills and management techniques.

Principal Challenge Of Project Management

The principal challenge of project management is to achieve the project’s targets and objectives, even though honoring the preconceived restrictions. The principal constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary - and ambitious - challenge is to optimise the allocation of important inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

With us you will find numerous approaches to ease managing project activities such as lean, iterative, incremental, and phased approaches.

Regardless of the methodology employed, we'll guide you with careful consideration regarding all project objectives, timeline, and cost, along with the roles and responsibilities of all participants and stakeholders.

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