Project Management is the use of knowledge and skill applied to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control a project. It encompasses all necessary resources for the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives. It is a finite endeavor undertaken to create value in a unique product or service—contrary to a process that is permanent or semi-permanent. Management of a project is quite different than a process and requires specific technical skills and philosophy.
Applying the Strategy
A project is a carefully defined set of activities that use resources (money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, motivation, etc.) to achieve the project goals and objectives. The primary challenge in project management is to achieve each of these project goals and objectives while adhering to classic project constraints—scope, quality, time and budget. The secondary challenge is to optimize the inputs needed to meet the final objectives.
In today’s economy, all business lines and sectors have incorporated Project Management to aid them in accomplishing their pre-defined objectives within the defined time limits. It has also brought profitability by providing:
- Clear, communicable plans for achieving specific project goals and in turn, business goals.
- Development that is phased in systematically with ongoing, measurable progress.
- A team approach at managing tasks and issues based on skills required for each task.
- A built-in mechanism for ongoing communication, review and analysis of a project – assessing requirements and matching appropriate resources as needed.
- A way to incorporate Quality Assurance within the project life cycle thus producing true, meaningful output on time.
How QPS Can Help
Project Management is an in-demand skill set and one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in North America. It breaks down the chaos of an overwhelming workload into manageable elements – scope, cost, quality, time, human resources, communication, procurement, integration, and risk. How? By using a phased approach to executing a project per a defined life cycle using educated teams and quality assurance tools.
QPS brings certified Project Management professionals with decades experience in successful project management for manufacturing and service industries. We pride ourselves on getting the job done right; determining the project and objectives for the goal, incorporating the right resources and tools, creating the proper communication channels, and educating the team—on time and within budget. It comes down to making a project successful at the lowest cost to you.
- What are your business objectives?
- How can you best allocate resources to avoid waste?
- How can make your goals and remain competitive at the same time?
What Project Management Can Do For You
Managing a project is extremely time consuming for those keeping one eye on today and another on tomorrow. The professionals we dedicate, the tools and skills we teach, and the project-specific focus we provide are value-added to your business. QPS starts at the business plan and determines your needs based on your goals. We work along side your business to deliver project success at a lower cost than if you did it alone, and we will find ways to help grow your business.
QPS has many seasoned strategic consultants to choose from, each with industry-specific knowledge who can help you plan your project and complete it on your schedule. Our Project Management Professional (PMP)® will help you determine which project will benefit your business and how to get started. Business excellence is what we strive to accomplish with a team focused on successful project completion at minimal cost to you.
QPS works with its clients to create to deliver project performance at its best! We offer Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification, on-site and public training opportunities as well as coaching. Let us help you get started on building a more effective and profitable business today. Contact us