'Operationalising' your business with proven project management techniques
[Johannesburg, 20 March 2013] -
Businesses frequently utilise project management; they often do not recognise it and, accordingly, do not avail themselves of project management tools and techniques to make their job easier, says Mike Fox-Martin, CEO of FOXit.Distinctions are often made between operations management and project management, citing the temporary nature of projects versus an ongoing view in operations, the uniqueness of projects versus the repetitive nature of operations, and so on. While these assertions are generally valid, projects and operations share several common characteristics, including but not limited to:* Performed by people combined into teams;
* Limited by constraints such as resources and time;
* Both ideally follow a “plan-do-check-act” cycle; and
* Both are specifically undertaken to achieve an organisational objective.