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Projects are the means through which we drive change.

Project Management Vacancies 20th Of April 2017

LIST OF ACTIVE VACANCIES

 

 

  1.        Bradfield Consulting

 

 

  1. Bridge International Academies

 

 

  1. Plan International

 

 

4.   MacTay Group

 

           

5.   Mostephen Global Services 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER:::: KINDLY BE INFORMED THAT THESE ARE JOBS ON PUBLIC DOMAINS. PLEASE VALIDATE AUTHENTICITY WHEN APPLYING

5 KEY PHASES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

You’ve been asked to manage a project for your organisation. The task might feel daunting at first, and all of a sudden it seems the questions are endless. How will you manage all of the details? No phase is more important than the other and each phase plays a crucial role in getting your project off the ground, through the race, down the stretch and across the finish line. Project management is solely based on the idea that a project goes through a number of phases characterised by a distinct set of activities or tasks that take the project from conception to conclusion. Below are the FIVE phases a project should undergo:

  1. Initiation: In this phase, ideas of the team identifying the needs of a project are formally accepted. Ideas for projects will be carefully examined to determine whether or not it benefits the Organisation. During the initiation phase you’ll appoint a project manager who in turn, based on his or her experience and skills will select the required team members. This is when you will research whether the project is feasible and if it should be undertaken.
  2. Planning: This phase typically begins with setting goals. These should outline the objectives of the project. Write out your goals in your project plan so it’s clearly communicated and easily shared. Effective planning is very critical to any project’s success and more so for small projects. It is an ongoing process and never ends during the lifetime of a project.
  3. Execution: Putting Project Plan into action is nothing but Project execution.  A project deliverable is developed and completed, adhering to a mapped-out plan. It requires co-ordination among the team members and resources. This is the phase where deliverables are developed and completed.
  4. Monitoring and evaluation: This is about measuring project progression and performance and ensuring that everything happening aligns with the project management plan. A large portion of your time is spent observing, talking, and listening so you can evaluate, document, and report the project’s progress and limitations. Project managers use key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate performance and objectively communicate how the project is progressing.
  5. Closure: This includes a series of important tasks such as delivering the product, relieving resources, reward and recognition to the team members and formal termination of contractors. Once a project is complete, a PM will often hold a meeting sometimes referred to as a “post mortem” to evaluate what went well in a project and identify project failures. This helps to understand lessons learned so that improvements can be made for future projects.

 

PROJECT MANAGER’S JOB DESCRIPTION AND SALARY

 

If you love organising schemes, resources and people, a career as a project manager may suit you. As a project manager it is your responsibility to deliver projects on time and in budget, by planning and organising resources and people. Project Managers are tasked to initiate projects from the most fundamental stages and carry them through total completion and documentation. The job involves managing personnel, hiring, planning, working with contractors, navigating the regulatory climate, and answering for all aspects of the project. A project manager’s role depends on the organisation and its industry.

 

 

 

Job description of a Project Manager

 

No matter how varying the functions of a Project Manager, there are some functions that are relatively common. These functions are evolving over time but still there are some general ones, which are more or less common.

  • Setting objectives in line with your organisation or client needs, which may include scope, content, timings and budget;
  • Develops project plans and facilitates resolution of all issues to reach project goals.
  • Meets financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Monitoring project progress and performance.
  • Managing project scope and change control and escalating issues where necessary.
  • Participate in client meetings, contract finalisation, and development of requirements and specifications.

How much do project managers make?

PM’s work in so many industries and on a vast diversity of projects, it is difficult and sometimes misleading to discuss the average salary of Project Managers.  Project Managers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings.

According to Salary Explorer’s report, the average monthly salary of a project manager in Nigeria is 729,157 Naira.