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  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya communication is vital for a successful project
    2014-11-19 12:11:00

  • Epola Huguette Congo - A good team - A good distribution of tasks - Good communication - A timetable
    2014-11-14 11:11:03

  • Janvier Nyandamu Rwanda Good, the project manager should adapt, focus, understand the theory, be creative and revise.
    2014-11-12 17:11:03

  • Antonio Mendoza Qatar Project manager who is good in communicating, proactive and consider the inputs from different individual will have much success in his field.
    2014-11-09 13:11:43

  • Amir Razmi Iran communication, communication and communication
    2014-11-07 10:11:16

  • Nothando Gumpo United Kingdom So many qualities that make a great project manager however the following really are a key for me Being organised, excellent communication skills, good team player! able to lead or manage a team etc
    2014-11-05 02:11:21

  • Kenneth M Akahoho Ghana The skills required to manage the online music festival might include: • time management skills • resource management skills • excellent written and oral communication skills • excellent negotiation skills • financial management skills • team management skills • client and customer liaison skills • reporting and presentation skills • problem identification and solving skills • planning skills • computer and technical skills Real life examples you might use to reinforce your project management skills: The ability to meet a stated objective: • Handing in an assignment on time • Decorating a hall according to a client’s/friend’s requirements The ability to effectively manage time, people and resources: • Managing a school concert • Organising a fund raising event The ability to work within set time frames: • Coordinating an office Christmas party • Organising a school year book The ability to create succinct purposes and aims for projects: • Outlining the purpose and goal of a website designed to promote your company • The brainstorming process used when completing a group project or assignment The ability to cost out a project in order to complete it in set time frames: • Working within budget to complete the school’s annual yearly musical production • Working within a given budget to design the school’s intranet The ability to meet organisational objectives: • Meeting the school’s requirements for the production of their intranet system • When organising the school’s annual musical production gathering, using and evaluating feedback from students about their needs and wants The ability to identify essential tasks that must be completed: • Using a discussion team to brainstorm the activities involved in organising a sporting day • In the countdown to the publishing of the school newsletter the creation of daily meetings to identify and prioritise work The ability to use a number of project management tools such as CPM, GANTT charts and PERT diagrams • choose any project where you used such tools and expand on how they helped you organise your workload and resources
    2014-10-26 13:10:53

    • Antonio Mendoza Qatar Project Manager who realy plan, organize and value the risk and control prior implementing any project will have a higher percentage of success.
      2014-11-09 13:11:36
  • Ralph Webster South Africa Bossperson, CEO of Musicale Musak, has convinced the board of her need for a Project Manager. She has placed an advertisement in The Sage newspaper. If you would like to view suggested answers to some of the questions posed in this animation,
    2014-10-20 08:10:06

  • George Fragos Greece management,communication,technical skills.
    2014-10-08 07:10:05

    • Kenneth M Akahoho Ghana yea
      2014-10-26 13:10:19
  • Philip Tersor Akoso Nigeria is there a particular software used for project management
    2014-09-23 09:09:01

    • Stephen Chima Nigeria yes there is , is called Primavera 3 and Primavera 6, it does almost every thing u want to track on project management.
      2014-11-04 08:11:34
    • REAGAN IKIE Zaire You can use Microsoft Project
      2014-10-03 07:10:56
  • Shewangizaw Zenebe Ethiopia What are the qualities that the best project manager deserve? Like resisting hardship, able to work with minimum supervision, result oriented, the one who have the influencing, skill, ready to transfer knowledge , trustworthy behavior and never frustrate.
    2014-09-18 13:09:23

  • Percy Mwale Zambia Can proper PM be done in the absence of IT?
    2014-09-11 14:09:22

  • ANNETTE ROBINSON United States of America What would you do in the interview. Would you have examples charts you may have completed while in school? or would you go to the interview empty handed?
    2014-09-08 22:09:36

  • Jacqualine K Mwale Botswana What is the relationship between Infomration Technology & Project Management ?
    2014-07-28 07:07:57

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan The relationship between the two is that they involving the management of correct and accurate information.
      2014-08-26 19:08:11
    • Philip Pam Nigeria i think I T is a component part of project management
      2014-08-25 21:08:48
    • AMAL RAJEENTH RAJA Qatar Both require a time frame, resources of material and man power & costing factors to meet the requirement of client effectively & successfully.
      2014-08-10 09:08:00
  • Jacqualine K Mwale Botswana Could anyone explain time management skill with examples?
    2014-07-28 07:07:07

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Adapt, Focus, understanding new changes.
      2014-08-26 19:08:14
    • Lana Lawrence Saint Lucia As Mr. Amal mentioned, The Gannt chart is one of the techniques used to manage time. For instance if you have several tasks that need to be done to complete a medium -scale project, you would need to know which tasks can be conducted in parallel or sequentially to ensure that the overall completion of the project is not hampered. Of course with assessing associated or imposed constraints and injecting resources to expedite is also very useful
      2014-08-25 20:08:58
    • AMAL RAJEENTH RAJA Qatar draw outline of foresee issues in advance and have a prepared GANNT chart will manage the time effeciently.
      2014-08-10 09:08:54
  • Jacqualine K Mwale Botswana Can project management skills be ranked from the most critical to the least important?
    2014-07-28 07:07:08

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes.
      2014-08-26 19:08:02
    • AMAL RAJEENTH RAJA Qatar YES. It is completely a one man show. Enjoy the skills
      2014-08-10 09:08:21
  • Jacqualine K Mwale Botswana Project management skills can be ranked but SWOT analysis and giving priorities is where you ranked most.
    2014-07-28 07:07:02

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Planning and control Although the five M's capture the essence of the major tasks of production management, control summarizes its single most important issue. The production manager must plan and control the process of production so that it moves smoothly at the required level of output while meeting cost and quality objectives. Process control has two purposes: first, to ensure that operations are performed according to plan, and second, to continuously monitor and evaluate the production plan to see if modifications can be devised to better meet cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, or other objectives. For example, when demand for a product is high enough to justify continuous production, the production level might need to be adjusted from time to time to address fluctuating demand or changes in a company's market share. This is called the “production-smoothing” problem. When more than one product is involved, complex industrial engineering or operations research procedures are required to analyze the many factors that impinge on the problem. Inventory control is another important phase of production management. Inventories include raw materials, component parts, work in process, finished goods, packing and packaging materials, and general supplies. Although the effective use of financial resources is generally regarded as beyond the responsibility of production management, many manufacturing firms with large inventories (some accounting for more than 50 percent of total assets) usually hold production managers responsible for inventories. Successful inventory management, which involves the solution of the problem of which items to carry in inventory in various locations, is critical to a company's competitive success. Not carrying an item can result in delays in getting needed parts or supplies, but carrying every item at every location can tie up huge amounts of capital and result in an accumulation of obsolete, unusable stock. Managers generally rely on mathematical models and computer systems developed by industrial engineers and operations researchers to handle the problems of inventory control. To control labour costs, managers must first measure the amount and type of work required to produce a product and then specify well-designed, efficient methods for accomplishing the necessary manufacturing tasks. The concepts of work measurement and time study introduced by Taylor and the Gilbreths, as well as incentive systems to motivate and reward high levels of worker output, are important tools in this area of management. In new operations particularly, it is important to anticipate human resource requirements and to translate them into recruiting and training programs so that a nucleus of appropriately skilled operators is available as production machinery and equipment are installed. Specialized groups responsible for support activities (such as equipment maintenance, plant services and production scheduling, and control activities) also need to be hired, trained, and properly equipped. This type of careful personnel planning reduces the chance that expensive capital equipment will stand idle and that effort, time, and materials will be wasted during start-up and regular operations. The effective use and control of materials often involves investigations of the causes of s and waste; this, in turn, can lead to alternative materials and handling methods to improve the production process. The effective control of machinery and equipment depends on each machine's suitability to its specific task, the degree of its utilization, the extent to which it is kept in optimum running condition, and the degree to which it can be mechanically or electronically controlled.
    2014-07-26 08:07:53

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Planning and control Although the five M's capture the essence of the major tasks of production management, control summarizes its single most important issue. The production manager must plan and control the process of production so that it moves smoothly at the required level of output while meeting cost and quality objectives. Process control has two purposes: first, to ensure that operations are performed according to plan, and second, to continuously monitor and evaluate the production plan to see if modifications can be devised to better meet cost, quality, delivery, flexibility, or other objectives. For example, when demand for a product is high enough to justify continuous production, the production level might need to be adjusted from time to time to address fluctuating demand or changes in a company's market share. This is called the “production-smoothing” problem. When more than one product is involved, complex industrial engineering or operations research procedures are required to analyze the many factors that impinge on the problem. Inventory control is another important phase of production management. Inventories include raw materials, component parts, work in process, finished goods, packing and packaging materials, and general supplies. Although the effective use of financial resources is generally regarded as beyond the responsibility of production management, many manufacturing firms with large inventories (some accounting for more than 50 percent of total assets) usually hold production managers responsible for inventories. Successful inventory management, which involves the solution of the problem of which items to carry in inventory in various locations, is critical to a company's competitive success. Not carrying an item can result in delays in getting needed parts or supplies, but carrying every item at every location can tie up huge amounts of capital and result in an accumulation of obsolete, unusable stock. Managers generally rely on mathematical models and computer systems developed by industrial engineers and operations researchers to handle the problems of inventory control. To control labour costs, managers must first measure the amount and type of work required to produce a product and then specify well-designed, efficient methods for accomplishing the necessary manufacturing tasks. The concepts of work measurement and time study introduced by Taylor and the Gilbreths, as well as incentive systems to motivate and reward high levels of worker output, are important tools in this area of management. In new operations particularly, it is important to anticipate human resource requirements and to translate them into recruiting and training programs so that a nucleus of appropriately skilled operators is available as production machinery and equipment are installed. Specialized groups responsible for support activities (such as equipment maintenance, plant services and production scheduling, and control activities) also need to be hired, trained, and properly equipped. This type of careful personnel planning reduces the chance that expensive capital equipment will stand idle and that effort, time, and materials will be wasted during start-up and regular operations. The effective use and control of materials often involves investigations of the causes of s and waste; this, in turn, can lead to alternative materials and handling methods to improve the production process. The effective control of machinery and equipment depends on each machine's suitability to its specific task, the degree of its utilization, the extent to which it is kept in optimum running condition, and the degree to which it can be mechanically or electronically controlled.
    2014-07-26 08:07:59

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia The “five M's” Production management's responsibilities are summarized by the “five M's”: men, machines, methods, materials, and money. “Men” refers to the human element in operating systems. Since the vast majority of manufacturing personnel work in the physical production of goods, “people management” is one of the production manager's most important responsibilities. The production manager must also choose the machines and methods of the company, first selecting the equipment and technology to be used in the manufacture of the product or service and then planning and controlling the methods and procedures for their use. The flexibility of the production process and the ability of workers to adapt to equipment and schedules are important issues in this phase of production management. The production manager's responsibility for materials includes the management of flow processes—both physical (raw materials) and information (paperwork). The smoothness of resource movement and data flow is determined largely by the fundamental choices made in the design of the product and in the process to be used. The manager's concern for money is explained by the importance of financing and asset utilization to most manufacturing organizations. A manager who allows excessive inventories to build up or who achieves level production and steady operation by sacrificing good customer service and timely delivery runs the risk that overinvestment or high current costs will wipe out any temporary competitive advantage that might have been obtained.
    2014-07-26 08:07:01

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