Essay on It Project Management vs Construction Project Management
This document serves the purpose of critically analysing the differences that exist between managing construction projects and I.T Projects
Over the past few years, project managers and Project management has shown tremendous growth. Project management has evolved over the past several years from an activity in an organization to a discipline in its own right. Many professional bodies exist today to represent project management as a discipline, Some of which include, PMI, Prince2 Foundation, PM Bok.
According to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), - Third Edition,
“Project management is the application of knowledge, skills, …show more content…
Construction managers direct and monitor the progress of construction activities. They oversee the delivery and use of materials, tools, and equipment; and the quality of construction, worker productivity, and safety. They are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses and, depending upon the contractual arrangements, direct or monitor compliance with building and safety codes and other regulations. And they continually track and control construction costs to avoid cost overruns.
For the purpose of this paper I will discuss the typical PM activities inside the construction project’s lifecycle.
SEE APPENDIX B FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LIFECYLE
During project initiation, the client plans how the authorized project is to be implemented. Planning begins by identifying what the project is to deliver and documenting the result in the “Project Requirements Definition”. The client then considers what approach to take to manage and carry out the work to implement the project, selects the project delivery method,