We define project management as the planning, organisation and then management of the resources required to complete a specific task.
Projects are different to business-as-usual activities. They require people to come together temporarily to focus on specific project objectives. This group of people may be recruited from disparate parts of the business and may be at very different levels in the organisation. We embark on many projects where insufficient consideration has been given by the client not just on how the project is going to be delivered but also the impact on the organisation’s resources (people and budgets). This applies to the project delivery phase as much as it does to the post project implementation/embedding phase.