Why is a project management method needed?

Many organisations understand the necessity of maintaining control over projects – especially given the high chance of failure. Whether it's a conference or implementation of a new system, all projects require a strong management infrastructure.

Understanding the common reasons that project fail, and the necessary steps to prevent project failure in the future is key, and should become a part of business strategies.

Why projects fail

In many cases, project failure is due to mismanagement, when a number of those involved on the management have conflicting ideas about how exactly the project should unfold. In addition, they may also have different ideas about when exactly various aspects of a project should be completed.

This leads to miscommunication and a higher rate of failure.

When a project fails, the cost can often be quite high for the company, regardless of whether or not it's known to the public. It often means needing to begin the project again – something that's obviously best avoided.

A project management method is the answer here, and can solve the majority of the key management issues that organisations are likely to encounter.

Putting a project management method in place

By utilising a good project management method, businesses have access to a tool that can be applied to any number of project undertakings. Essentially, it's a guide that takes a project through to completion with a set of controlled and visible activities.

The PRINCE2 framework is the best option for organisations, as it uses principles that can be applied to a number of projects. What's more, it's also been used by businesses and government departments around the world to effectively handle projects.

ALC Training/PDA can deliver PRINCE2 courses anywhere in the Asia-Pacific region and other locations across the globe where and when required.