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Am I a Project Manager?

Am I a Business AnalystHow can the role of the Project Manager be defined?

Project management is the discipline of planning, organising, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.

A project is a temporary endeavour, having a defined beginning and end (usually constrained by date, but can be by funding or deliverables, undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, usually to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast to business as usual (or operations, which are repetitive, permanent or semi-permanent functional work to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often found to be quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and the adoption of separate management.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the preconceived project constraints. Typical constraints are scope, time, and budget. The secondary—and more ambitious—challenge is to optimise the allocation and integration of inputs necessary to meet pre-defined objectives.

Which courses introduce me to the world of Project Management?

Have a look at the following courses:

Managing Projects - the fundamentals of project management.

Managing IT Projects - Discover critical success factors and hidden risks inherent in IT projects.

How do I retain what I have learnt from ESI’s Courses?

When you sign up for one of our courses you have also the opportunity to sign up for our online training portal MyESI. Through this portal you can do pre and post course assessments and access tools, templates and your training history.

Learn more about MyESI

Read the white paper:
Top 10 Project Management Trends for 2011

View the webinar:
An Introduction to Managing Projects - Planning for Success

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