Project management is a carefully planned and organized effort to accomplish a specific (and usually) one-time objective, for example, construct a building or implement a major new computer system. Project management includes developing a project plan, which includes defining and confirming the project goals and objectives, identifying tasks and how goals will be achieved, quantifying the resources needed, and determining budgets and timelines for completion. It also includes managing the implementation of the project plan, along with operating regular ‘controls’ to ensure that there is accurate and objective information on ‘performance’ relative to the plan, and the mechanisms to implement recovery actions where necessary. Projects usually follow major phases or stages (with various titles for these), including feasibility, definition, project planning, implementation, evaluation and support/maintenance.
Functional side of Project management can be represented as an IDEF0 diagram.
Project operations are influenced by Control and Mechanism:
• Planning project
• Corporate management
• Directing a project
The Project Management Framework embodies a project life cycle and five major project (IDEF3 diagram) management Process Groups encompassing a total of 42 processes.
There are certain skills to have when conducting project management. It’s best to have a team of planners when doing project planning. Therefore, it’s important to have skills in forming, leading and facilitating groups.
MIT System Dynamics in Education Project, http://sysdyn.clexchange.org
The Principia Cybernetica Project (PCP) http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/
Whole Systems http://www.worldtrans.org/whole.html
Strategy Dynamics http://www.strategydynamics.com/
iThink & Stella (Macintosh n PC) http://www.iseesystems.com/
Vensim (Macintosh n PC) http://www.vensim.com/
Mystrategy (PC) http://www.strategydynamics.com/mystrategy/
Simgua (Macintosh, PC n Linux) http://simgua.com/download.php
Seven stages of managing “I” includes in all the transformational process, which ends with the states of perfection and clarity.
These states are:
• Commanding “I”
• Blaming “I”
• Inspired “I”
• Pacified “I”
• Satisfied “I”
• Satisfying “I”
• Clear and fulfilled “I”
All this stages represent the process of “clearing ego”.
All Adam’s sons are limbs of one another,
Each of the self-same substance as his brother,
So, while one member suffers ache and grief,
The other members cannon win relief.
Thou, who are heedless of thy brother’s pain,
It is not right at all to name thee man.
Official name - The Russian Federation
Population - 141,914,509
Official Language - Russian
Currency - Russian rouble (RUR)
Capital city - Moscow
GDP - purchasing power parity $1.302 trillion
RUSSIA has much to attract foreign investors — a fast rate of growth in gross domestic product, a large population and a substantial expansion in purchasing power. But its unique and sometimes murky business environment has left Russia with a reputation as being a difficult place to set up shop.
Based on Carl F. Fey and Stanislav Shekshnia here are eight commandments aimed at helping Western companies prosper.
1: PRACTICE AUTHORITATIVE, NOT AUTHORITARIAN, LEADERSHIP. 2: BUILD A STRONG ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE WITH VISIBLE FOREIGN ELEMENTS. 3: WORK TO CREATE AN EMPOWERED ORGANIZATION, STEP-BY-STEP. 4: RESPECT LOCAL RULES, BUT PLAY YOUR OWN GAME. 5: STAND FIRM ON MAJOR GOALS AND BE FLEXIBLE ON DETAILS. 6: LEARN TO LIVE AND MANAGE IN A CRISIS. 7: RECOGNIZE THAT CORRUPTION IS OMNIPRESENT IN RUSSIA AND MUST BE MANAGED. 8: CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AT ALL LEVELS.
Getting to know people is important in Russia, where politicians and government agencies continue to have arbitrary power over business.
People think of doctrine and belief,
Toss between doubt and confidence,
Suddenly the voice from above says:
“O ignoramus! The path is neither in this, nor in that!”