Professional Project Manager
Many people work on projects and might not even know it. A project can be defined as a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Projects are different from other ongoing operations in an organization, because unlike operations, projects have a definite beginning and an end - they have a limited duration. With this in mind, weekend grocery shopping could be called a project. A vacation trip could be called a project. Managing the shopping and the vacation might be achievable by amateur Project Managers.
On the other hand, some people make a living at managing projects. They are hired because of their expertise in successfully completing projects and seem to always have the right answer for every situation. They work on the more critical projects with more at stake. These are the Professional Project Managers. Like any professional they have worked hard, studied, learned from the experts, learned from each other, and constantly strive to improve.
So if you are working toward being a Professional Project Manager, or a better Project Manager than today, stick around. You will find some great, posts, tools, tips and comments which I'm sure will benefit you and your projects. Here are some very useful definitions used in Professional Project Management:
Professional: Specially trained in a vocation, in which one makes a living.
Project: A special assignment, planned and carried out. A temporary endeavor
undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result.
Management: Getting things done through and with other people.
Product: An artifact that is produced, is quantifiable, and can be either an end item in itself or a component item. Additional words for products are materials and goods.
Process: A systematic series of activities directed towards causing an end result such that one or more inputs will be acted upon to create one or more outputs.
Procedure: An established method of accomplishing a consistent performance or result, a procedure typically can be described as the sequence of steps that will be used to execute a process
Operation: An activity in which a business unit is involved.