Project Planning and Management is a discipline being used by all organizations in the wake of the realization about the benefits of good project planning and execution. More and more people are becoming aware of the importance of having a professional project manager, who is able to drive projects from conception to completion. Most entrepreneurs and company executives are too busy to execute daily responsibilities of managing an organization, which makes it pertinent to have commissioned project managers who can oversee projects and guide it through pitfalls, if any. Understanding effective project management techniques helps organizations carry out large-scale projects on time, in the stipulated budget and with minimal disruption to the rest of the business.
For projects to be successful it is important to have an experienced project manager, an efficient team, user-friendly tools and last but not the least, immaculate planning. It is established that the success of a project depends 80% on fool-proof planning. Project Planning is a pivotal point in any project life cycle, which lays strong foundations for the project to be successfully delivered. It is during the project planning stage that every team member understands what his/ her roles are and how these can be achieved. In the planning phase project plans are documented, requirements are finalized and the project schedule is agreed upon. Project Plan is the living document based on which a project runs its life cycle. A sound project plan will help you manage the scope, cost, time, quality and resources on your project. No project can be expected to succeed without a robust project plan and exceptional project management. The various tools available for project management are an added advantage for any project manager.