A project may be completed on time and within the set
budget, but if it does not meet the specified quality or
performance criteria it will at best attract criticism and
at worst be considered a fail
Assist. dr. Ioana BELEIU
50% - grade received for
the practical activity at the seminar (70% a
project plan made using Microsoft Project
+ 30% activit
Why is project planning important for a project?
To whom does the project manager have to sell a project
A project may begin in many ways
a flash of inspiration on the part of an indiv
Improving project performance
(considering their ability to meet basic objectives of time, cost and quality, and then to improve
these over time)
Group 1 the flatliners. Despite good intentions to
The project manager must make sure that roles and
responsibilities are clearly defined for the project. The
organisational structure should be kept as-simple-as-possible.
Role: Project Manager
Project completion and review
Project completion is often the most neglected phase of the
project life cycle.
Once the main part of the work is completed, it is very tempting
to move on rather than ensure that the
What is a project?
What are the characteristics of a project?
Do you remember the project life cycle?
What is the difference between projects and
Project stakeholders definiti
What do you think control is in the context of
The concept of control
While this work on control predominantly takes place during
the execution phase of the project, it should be given
Project risk management
the concept of uncertainty related to projects is one of the key
features that distinguishes projects from repetitive operations
An evaluation of risk is important as it shows at an early st
What is a Standard?
A standard is a document, established by consensus and approved by a recognized body,
which provides for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines or characteristics for activities
or their results, aimed at the achievement of the opt
Chapter 9 Stakeholders and quality
Motorolas RAZR (and subsequent derivatives) has been one of
the best-selling mobile phones ever. By mid 2006, sales had almost
topped another retail phenomenon, Apples iPod, and nearly
50 million units had been sold. Not
Chapter 10 Risk and opportunities management
On the morning of 1 February 2003, NASAs space shuttle
Columbia was returning to earth from a routine mission.
Damage to the heat-resistant panels on the left wing
of the shuttle sustained shortly after take-of
I love deadlines. I particularly like that whooshing noise they make
as they go ying by.
Sir Richard: Standard Foreign Office response in a time of crisis.
In Stage One we say that nothing is going to happen.
Sir Humphrey: Stag
6.1 Deconstruction of a project
Work breakdown structure
With some small projects, many people are able to break these up into lists of things
to do in their heads. This has the advantage of being relatively quick and in many cases
works as long as the sc
Chapter 4 Stakeholders, strategy and success
Stakeholders: success and failure
The challenge to achieving total success comes from the complexity of the objectives
and the requirements of many different groups of stakeholders for the project, not l
Chapter 5 Initial planning
At the start, verbal promises were made on both sides, the rm offering the support of
managers and the provision of data, the student on the scope of the work to be undertaken.
Within weeks of starting the project though, th
Chapter 11 Project organisation: structures and teams
The distinction between the terms team and group is made to indicate the differences
in operating characteristics of each. A group is simply a collection of people. A team
meets the follow
Chapter 1 Introduction
Does it matter what activities do and do not constitute projects? Almost any activity can
be claimed to be a project. One practitioner put it very simply: a project is whatever
I call a project. One step on fro
About the Cover
Simple wooden A-frame makes
work more comfortable and
Lift-assist device eliminates
In-line tool used on a
horizontal surface makes the
wrist and arm more comfortable
Scissors lift provides a portable,
CHAPTER 1: CHARACTERISTICS OF A HIGHPERFORMANCE TEAM
I am sure that everyone in would like to be part of a
high-performance team. This chapter outlines for you:
The characteristics of teams that succeed.
The benefits of teamwork.
The role of the team l
Health and Safety at
A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more
than a body saying that it needs work. ~Geoffrey Norman
Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health
Activities specific to Personnel Department
Labor omnia vincit
Assist.prof. Zaharie Monica
office 251 (2nd floor)
This reading material does not cover all the
information in the exam required reading materials,
nor all the discussions during classe
Scientific management - chapter in the book Management, by Robbins S.P. and Coulter M.,
2002, Prentice-Hall, New Jersey.
Organized endeavors directed by people responsible for planning, organizing, leading, and
controlling activities have existed for thou
= allocates workers to jobs and coordinates employment
The labor market differs from most product markets:
labor services are rented, not sold,
labor productivity - affected by pay and working conditions
Work measurement and Methods study
- time and motion study-
- design an optimum work method
- standardisation of proposed work methods + time standards
Examining a job and
finding the most efficient
method to perform it.
Creating efficient work processes is an abiding obsession for managers. Witness the
fascination in the 1990s with re-engineering and more recently with outsourcing.
Maximising outputs and controlling inputs lies at the heart of man
The labor market
The labor market differs from most product markets in several important ways. Among these
labor services are rented, not sold,
labor productivity is affected by pay and working conditions, and
the suppliers of labor care
IHTREHZIIJL—I'IDH l'IZI THERE i-TUEI'I'
1. what is preductivity?
Pnsitictivity may be deﬁned as t'ellews:
PRODUCTIVITY = INPUT
This definitien applies in an enterprise. a secter ef eeenernic activity er
the ecenemy as a whele.
After you have read this chapter, you should be able to:
Identify the two general types of compensation and the
components of each.
Give examples of two different compensation
philosophies in organizati
Enhancing occupational safety and health
Stressors inside and outside the workplace
In this section we take a brief look at the links between health in the workplace and
health outside work. It is sometimes difficult to decide the extent