Project Monitoring -Why is it necessary?
February 15, 2009 10:53pm CST
Assuming the members of a Project are all responsible and knowledgeable people, why do you think Project Monitoring is necessary? I have a fundamental priciple as the raison d' etre for a need for project monitoring. It lies in the Second Law of Thermodynamics whose statement in one way is "All systems left to themselves will move towards entropy(Disorder)". Now take PM as a requirement that suggests itself because of this principle embedded in Nature. You leave a Project unmonitored, it will move towards chaos at worst. Silp out of hand at best. So, Project Monitoring is a necessary Evil?
• United States
31 Mar 09
I do think project monitoring is needed. I don't think they all have to be monitored but most of them do. I think that people take things sometime and make it their own. This is not entirely a bad thing as long as it is monitored. Sometimes there are certain things needed from projects that are vital to it's success. They must be finished and to expectation.
16 Feb 09
i dont think any task can carry out propery and timly without adequate management. management in means of estimation of time and resource is very important for tragated activity. projects are targted activity and need managment. the detailed study of project management can be learned under pmp cource and pmp certified professional are highly paid. i hate that knowledge is made a business. larger projects were being carried out by experienced people withou thoes degrees also. it just happen that we are only after degrees and thoes who are manageging dosent have ground knowledge and always create caos and make their team life measurable. well this keeps changing and so life.
16 Feb 09
Strictly speaking all management and project management at that is all a lot of common sense. A scientifically well trained person can just by s night-cap reading pick up the principles of good management if at he needs. But then as you have rightly pointed out they have made it big time money spinner through PMP courses and all. Good ol' experience is still irreplaceable, even if you are armed with a degree.