Project Facilitation & Management

Project management

Project management is the process and activity of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals in scientific or daily problems. A project is a temporary endeavor designed to produce a unique product, service or result with a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by funding or deliverables), undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives, typically to bring about beneficial change or added value. The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual (or operations), which are repetitive, permanent, or semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services. In practice, the management of these two systems is often quite different, and as such requires the development of distinct technical skills and management strategies.

The primary challenge of project management is to achieve all of the project goals and objectives while honoring the preconceived constraints. The primary constraints are scope, time, quality and budget. The secondary — and more ambitious — challenge is to optimize the allocation of necessary inputs and integrate them to meet pre-defined objectives.

Project Facilitation

Project performance considerably depends on how the team is facilitated to make decisions, solve problems and respond to risks and changes. Project Management Facilitation provides a teamwork improvement mechanism that constitutes attitudes, performance, abilities, cultural patterns and results of the team.

Some projects come up with a need for facilitation when there is lack of effective decision making and problem solving.

Facilitation in project management means a process of intervention in the working environment to increase productivity and efficiency of the team and to prevent project failure. This process aims to ensure success in project delivery. It should result in forming a well trained and experienced team committed to the implementation of the approved recommendations.