Project Management – MB0049
Q.1List and explain the traits if a professional manager.
Ans--Being a good manager is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. The first time you try to fit the pieces together; it takes a while to get everything to fit smoothly. The second time you attempt to makethe pieces fit, you are a little more familiar with the pattern. Each time after that, it becomes more andmore natural to easily match everything together and have it all turn out right.The pieces of the puzzle a manager has to put together are:1. Advertising2. Recruiting3. Holding productive meetings4. Motivating a person who is in an emotional or financial slump5. Handling types of personalities they don’t relate to6. Recruiting people that are happy on other jobs, but are ready for change. All of these techniquescombined together make a great manager. In fact, great manager shave ten characteristics, and if each of these ten characteristics is developed, you will become a great leader and a great manager.Let’s start off with quality number one. The very first thing we find in a great manager is a totalcommitment to building a team that functions in unison toreach their goals. Great managers realize theyare a team. Their team is made up of individuals that have different
Q.2Describe in brief the various aspects of programme management?
Answer: When we consider the portfolio of projects as a programme, there are many aspects of themanagement that we need to consider closely. The main considerations will be on resources, risks,quality of the projects at every stage of the execution in terms of meeting the expectations of the client as per the contract and monitoring the change processes that get enmeshed during implementation. Let uslook at each specific in detailA) Risk Management:Evaluating and mitigating the risks associated with the programme is very important. This may haveimpact on the planned changes to the business operations) b)Process:Process governing the delivery of the project should be well defined. They should ensure that the qualityand purposes are fully met.c) Change Management:We saw in earlier chapters that change is a part of any project and hence a programme as well. Thisdeals with keeping a track of the changes and developments external to the project environment andstudying their impact on the programme.D)Personnel Management:Human resource is one of the most important resources in programme management. We need to ensurethat people are adequately trained and placed at the right place. This is essential to ensure on scheduleand smooth delivery of the projects.e) Support Services:We need to ensure that the support services like human resources and IT are able to adapt to the changesthat take place in the projects as well as business operations as a whole
Q.3Compare the following: a) Traditional vs. Projectised Organization b) Reengineering Vs.E-engineering
Ans-- Traditional organizationsThey have the formal organization structure, with departments, functions, sections having a hierarchy of managers and their assistants. All of the managers function on continuous basis catering to a series of