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International Projects in Civil Engineering

PM1 : International Project Management

International Projects in Civil Engineering PM1 : International Project Management

Contents

Contents  What is a Project?  What is Project Management?  The Role of the
Contents  What is a Project?  What is Project Management?  The Role of the

What is a Project?

What is Project Management?

The Role of the Project Manager

Project Management and Operations Management

Project Management Office (PMO)

Project Management in international Civil Engineering Projects : PMBOK by PMI

Enterprise Environmental Factors

 Project Management in international Civil Engineering Projects : PMBOK by PMI  Enterprise Environmental Factors

What is a Project?

What is a Project?  Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result
What is a Project?  Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result

Temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service or result

A project has a beginning and an end

The end is reached when the project achieves its

objectives or when its objectives will not or cannot be met or when the need for it no longer exists

A project produces a unique product (for in

instance Offices buildings in spite there are

similar: each one is a project)

The product that results from a project can be an

item by itself or a component of another item

one is a project)  The product that results from a project can be an item

What is Project Management?

What is Project Management?  Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, techniques and tools
What is Project Management?  Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, techniques and tools

Project Management is the application of

knowledge, skills, techniques and tools to project activities to meet the project

requirements

Managing a Project typically includes:

Identifying requirements

Addressing the various needs, concers and

expectations of the stakeholders as the project is

planned and carried out

Balancing the competing project constraints suc as : scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources

and Risk

carried out  Balancing the competing project constraints suc as : scope, quality, schedule, budget, resources

The Role of the Project Manager

The Role of the Project Manager  The Project Manager is the person assigned to achieve
The Role of the Project Manager  The Project Manager is the person assigned to achieve

The Project Manager is the person assigned to achieve the project objectives

The role of the Project Manager is distinct from a functional manager , operations manager or site manager

Depending on the organizational structure the Project Manager may report to a Functional Manager, Program Manager or Portfolio Manager

The Project Manager must posses the following

characteristics:

Knowledge

Performance

Personal

Manager  The Project Manager must posses the following characteristics: • Knowledge • Performance • Personal

The Role of the Project Manager

The Role of the Project Manager  The Project Manager is the person assigned to achieve
The Role of the Project Manager  The Project Manager is the person assigned to achieve

The Project Manager is the person assigned to achieve the project objectives

The role of the Project Manager is distinct from a functional manager , operations manager or site manager

Depending on the organizational structure the Project Manager may report to a Functional Manager, Program Manager or Portfolio Manager

The Project Manager must posses the following

characteristics:

Knowledge

Performance

Personal

Manager  The Project Manager must posses the following characteristics: • Knowledge • Performance • Personal

Project Management and Operations Management

Project Management and Operations Management  Operations are an organizational function performing the ongoing
Project Management and Operations Management  Operations are an organizational function performing the ongoing

Operations are an organizational function performing the ongoing execution of activities to produce a repetitive product or

service

Projects require project management while operations require business processes

management and/or operations management

Deliverables and knowledge are transferred between Projects and Operations

Operations are permanent endeavors while

Projects are temporary endeavors

transferred between Projects and Operations  Operations are permanent endeavors while Projects are temporary endeavors

The Project Management Office(PMO)

The Project Management Office(PMO)  The PMO is an organizational body or entity assigned various responsabilities
The Project Management Office(PMO)  The PMO is an organizational body or entity assigned various responsabilities

The PMO is an organizational body or entity

assigned various responsabilities related to the centralized and coordinated management of the

(those) Project(s) under its domain

A PMO may be delegated the authority to act as an integral stakeholder and a key decision maker

A PMO supports Project Managers in ways such

as:

Managing shared resources

Identifying methodology, best practices , standards, policies, procedures and templates

Coordinating communication

Identifying methodology, best practices , standards, policies, procedures and templates • Coordinating communication

Enterprise Environmental Factors

Enterprise Environmental Factors Enterprise Environmental Factors refer to both internal and external factors that
Enterprise Environmental Factors Enterprise Environmental Factors refer to both internal and external factors that

Enterprise Environmental Factors refer to both internal and external

factors that surround or influence the project’s success. Enterprise Environmental Factors include but are not limited to:

Organizational culture, structure and processes

Government or industry standards

Infrastructure

Existing Human resources

Personnel Policy

Company Work authorization system

Marketplace conditions

Stakeholders risk tolerances

Political climate

Organization stablished communication channels

Commercial databases

Project Management information

climate  Organization stablished communication channels  Commercial databases  Project Management information