The Art of Industrial Project Management by Ateeya Manzoor
A project can be defined as an endeavor to do something new to bring in a change, enhance an existing situation or setup a new venture. Since doing something new is always considered as a change it become important that this happens smoothly. Since changes or innovation are very unlikely to happen with ease if taken lightly therefore it becomes imperative that this activity is performed systematically and with complete care.
In other words we can say that doing a project systematically means 'project management'. And as the term suggests industrial project management is a technique of working for the betterment of a new or improved industrial venture in an organized way. Ateeya Manzoor says that for a project to be successful it needs to be handled in the right phases in addition to being supervised by experts. Since corporations think of expanding every now and then to beat the never ending competition it becomes almost next to impossible to manage projects and initiatives on your own.
To make your job easier there are several consultancies these days that specialize in industrial project management. This would mean nothing but shedding off your worries by outsourcing the task of managing an improvement initiative to another organization. That's because it is a well known fact that only those who specialize in an area are the best to bring in guaranteed success. There are several stages of project management, let's discuss them in a little detail.
The process starts with the conceptualization of an idea post the finalization of which one needs to get engaged in various activities. As a project manager one needs to prepare a complete layout in terms of the intention of the project and its scope. You are then required to estimate the allocation of resources, prepare schedules, assign tasks and get procurement assistance.
The project management team also needs to do risk management which means predicting any threats or hurdles in order to take proactive measures to fight them in future. This would ensure business continuity thereby saving the corporation from a potential loss. Quality assurance is another key bone in the project management process. This is because excellence is the most important aspect that facilitates the long-run success of a project.
Not to be forgotten is the role of design and engineering team that provides valuable contribution during the duration of the project. This team performs tasks like process control, single line diagrams, layout preparation, and programming and peripheral equipment interfacing. One additionally needs to do field management, check equipment status and monitor systems start-up. Selection of an appropriate site and relevant market research also happen during this time.
The activity of industrial project management is vast and involves several other responsibilities, such as getting required approvals, obtaining information about relevant subsidies and managing the funding aspect. Needless to say once you reach close to the completion/implementation of a project it is imperative to do a satisfying project marketing and advertising in order to ensure substantial long-term returns. While this may sound a little extensive; however it is also mandatory to devise a mechanism that keeps a check on the viability and tracks the operations of the project. At last but not at the least - you get satisfaction for having handled a project that fetches benefits on a constant basis. All you need is complete commitment to do one!
Ms. Ateeya Manzoor is a Skilled Strategic, Risk Manager associated with Mayfair Management Group with over 20 years of experience. Through her 20+ year career spanning Bay Street and Main Street, she has worked on projects in the technology, legal, hospitality, property development, engineering, oil and gas and professional development industries.
Her talent is to anchor in businesses requiring structure or a fresh perspective. Clients value her vision and unrelenting commitment to delivering tangible results.
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