What follows are my thoughts about the realities of project execution – the implementation of our project plan. This paper is designed as a primer for NZIM Diploma in Project Management students who are about to attend Module Three (Project Execution) of this NZQA-approved Level 5 qualification.
My first thought is that no project execution will be better than its plan, although of course there is a point beyond which the value of our time spent planning diminishes, at which point it’s better to implement rather than augment. Otherwise our plan might resemble my daughter’s exam study schedule that is continually revised as time slips by until the night-before panic.
Yet for some people, planning is their forte. I recall a road project in Auckland where the project manager who planned the project handed the plan to his deputy to implement. The … Read More »