simile: a military campaign.
campaign needs planning, the penalty for not doing that is failure; but,
as all great generals teach us, as soon as the campaign starts even the
best of plans does not stay whole because of military operations’
the general must continuously take decisions which go far beyond putting
into practice the original plan.
Nor is there only planning before a campaign:
one needs to consider reasons and feasibility of the campaign, to consider
strategic objectives, to choose the general staff, to organize the chain
of command and the various units, to establish communications, to properly
train soldiers, and so on.
The same is valid for a project (Project Management): reasons, feasibility, objectives,
the project team, organization, internal and external communications,
training, and so on
Ticino, Switzerland, Italy, Europe.
In particolar, we bring Project Management, Prince2 and the
other solutions to: Venice, Lugano,
and the UK, France,
Padua (Padova), Rome, Milan, Verona and Veneto in general.
of project management"
Again a simile: the prince and
(a Project Management methodology).
best theorists have stressed the importance of final responsibility: it
does not fall upon the general but upon the prince;
it is the prince that decides to start a military
campaign, that establishes political objectives, that finances the
campaign, and so on.
authors have drawn exactly the same conclusions: the Proj.
Manager projects, plans and brings the project to its conclusion; but it
is the Executive (he/she is the leader of the Project Board which is not a
democracy) who decides to start the project (Start Up process), who
establishes/approves final objectives, who has financial power, and so on
The Proj. Manager is a professional delegated to prepare a project and bring
it to a successful conclusion,
but one must never forget that the proj.
manager reports to the customer (which can be a superior of his); it is
the buyer who has final responsibility for the project.
a buyer should never say “I want this project, come back when you are
finished with it” to the Proj. Manager. The prince and the general stay
in contact to advise on matters of great concern (for instance,
financials), to ask for/receive money or decisions which should better be
taken by the prince; likewise, the proj.
manager and the buyer (in the person of the Executive in
stay in contact, the proj.
manager sends regular reports and relies on the Executive (by sending
recommendations) for primary decisions