Project Management

In most companies, projects and project management are important to execute strategy but complex to manage:

These are absolute must to develop innovation, performance and differentiation from the competition. In this sense, project management became industrialized and a convenience.
In the same time, it is often a source of cultural and human difficulties. Each company is culturally "unique" and each project is defined as different.

This apparent contradiction between "Industrialization" and "uniqueness" makes very difficult to find good project managers, able to adapt themselves to the company culture while successfully delivering project value added. It is even more difficult to keep these talents by giving them career path and perspectives, project after project...




What is a project?
A project is a temporary period of time with a defined beginning and end, undertaken to meet unique objectives, typically to bring added value or beneficial change. The temporary nature stands in contrast with operations, which are repetitive, or permanent functional activities to produce products or services. A project is usually time-cost-scope constrained.


What is Project Management?
Project management is the discipline of planning, organizing, securing, and managing resources to achieve project. In other words, Project Management is the set of methods, processes and systems supporting project and program delivery.

Project Methodologies

Project methodologies are the “how to” plan, execute, control and close individual projects and programs. This tool kit needs to be compliant and integrated with the corporate framework of policies and other related processes such as HR and accounting to ensure a corporate fit. Many project methodologies exist, aboneo-consulting is specialized in two of the most popular: PMI (Standard) and SCRUM (Agile).


PMI's standards for project, program and portfolio management are widely recognized standards - and increasingly the model for project management in business and government.
Basically, PMI methodology is a mix of Knowledge Areas and Processes need to cover the life of a project from idea to closure.

Process Groups Knowledge Areas

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Scrum is an agile methodology and a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex projects. Scrum provides a small set of rules that create enough structure for teams to be able to focus their innovation on solving what might otherwise be an insurmountable challenge.

The fundamental process is simple, and at its core is governed by 3 primary roles.

Product Owners
determine what needs to be built in the next 30 days or less.

Development Teams
build what is needed in 30 days (or less), and then demonstrate what they have built. Based on this demonstration, the Product Owner determines what to build next.

Scrum Masters
ensure this process happens as smoothly as possible, and continually help improve the process, the team and the product being created.

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