Critical To The Successful Management - Implementing a Successful Project

Critical To The Successful Management – Implementing a Successful Project

Introduction

The essay is all about the project management and the factors that affect its success in an organisation. A number of factors will be elaborated in the essay that affects the management of the project and its implementation. The role of the project manager and his roles and responsibilities will also be taken into consideration in the essay as he is the person who leads the project and its effect. Various strategies that can be adopted by the manager for executing and managing the project of precautionary construction management in sustainability will be discussed.

Topic- Precautionary construction management for sustainability

Managing a successful business project is an essential part of making and implementing the theme of the project effectively in the organisation. The management of project relies upon several factors that make it formulate a plan and implement it wisely by considering each and every factor. This management of the project is based on an effective management plan that is made by the project manager so that it can be implemented in an appropriate manner by taking the future circumstances into the evaluation. A project manager is a person that plays an incomparable role in the project management as he is the key person in the organisation. He takes the initiative to motivate and boost up the morale of other employees in the organisation to work for the achievement of the project. The project manager in Vinci construction takes the huge responsibility for the management of his project in respect of maintaining sustainability by taking precautionary construction (Kerzner and Kerzner, 2017).

Sustainability refers to the management of balance among the culture, society, environment, economy and politics. These needs are managed by the project manager in the Vinci construction by making effective strategies and taking the involvement of the entire team so that the project could be easily implemented and executed. The most vital and crucial factor that needs to be taken into mind is personnel or manpower in the organisation. They are the asset of the organisation who performs each and every activity of the organisation. The high level of involvement of employees in the project makes the easy delivery of result in the organisation. This also helps in bringing the new and effective ideas in the organisation that helps in implementing the project in a better way and make it reach the respective goal (Alias, et. al., 2014). 

Manpower needs to be motivated timely by the manager in the organisation by fulfilling their needs and wishes. This help in getting and deriving good outcomes from the individuals and a better understanding would take place. The manpower can be motivated by providing the facilities they require and by appraising their performance. This will make them work for their own interest and interest of the organisation. This will help in implementing and managing the project with creative support and ideas. Another factor that directly affects the success of the project is the power of communication and influence. The communication skills and influential power of the manager make the employees increase their morale and stimulate them to work hard. The communication power will help in gaining the trust of the individual that will make them work for the interest of the organisation and will take to the successful completion of the project (Turner, 2014).

The communication should be made in both the ways that are formal and informal. This will help in building healthy relations among the employees and make them work as a team. The good coordination will affect the management of the project as this will make them deliver the success of the project in an appropriate manner by using their skills at the best level. The interaction scenario of the people helps in building healthy relations among the employees and employer. This will help in implementing the project of precautionary management in an appropriate and effective manner. Another factor that needs to keep into mind such risk evaluation. Risks take place in an organisation or in an industry with the passage of time and changes that place in the circumstances. These risks need to be evaluated or assumed while managing the project so that proper actions could be made for the management and mitigation of risks (Walker, 2015).

Mitigation of risk needs adequate planning that leads to the arrangement of pre-planned activities so that risks can be minimized. This need the involvement of every employee so that planned activities could be made with the creative ideas of every employee in the construction industry. The risks can be through politics, technology, environmentally etc. that need to be minimized on regular basis to maintain sustainability. These issues directly affect the project of precautionary construction as this is to maintain sustainability by balancing the factors. The risks that can take place in the future need to be communicated to the employees so that they can give their opinion to resolve them. This will also make the employees to be prepared in advance so that the uncertainties could be managed in a positive manner in future so no negative effect could take place (Cleden, 2017). The management of risk impacts the success of the project in a vital manner as this directly impacts the existence of the project.

Factor such the planning; allocation of work; budget formulation etc. also affect the success and failure of the project. An appropriate and diligent planning is required in the business so that each and every activity could be achieved and proposed in a healthy manner. The planning will ensure the selection of medium, sources through which the project has to be implemented and executed. This help in deriving the best outcome from the project by implementing it with the use of best resources. The organizing of work is also a factor that affects the project of precautionary as this requires allocating of activities and work in a proper manner. This also helps in adjusting the budget and distributing the cost to each variable in a proportionate way (Costantino, et. al., 2015). 

The above-mentioned factors are essential for the management of work as this help in getting the best from the project. This needs to be implemented by embracing the numerous strategies so that it could help in getting the best result out of it. The first and foremost activity that needs to be adopted is providing training and education to the employees in the organisation. This will help in reducing the negative impact in the organisation and lead to deliver the best result to the organisation. This can be made by the manager by implementing the communication plan in the organisation and by conducting a meeting with the employees. This will make them have involvement in the organisation, as well as the motivation level of the employees, gets increased.

The guidance practice needs to be adopted in the organisation for implementation of the project as this will help in making the employees know about the project. This will help in making the members of the project to know about the reasons for the project and the precautionary construction that needs to be undertaken for the sustainability. They should also provide information in respect of need of sustainability so that it could help in putting and influence on them. This will ensure the better performance and good result for the execution and management of the project. The employees in the organisation need to tell about the principle and precautionary steps that can be taken up by them for the maintenance of sustainability (Mir and Pinnington, 2014). This will be improved by having a good flow of communication so that every message could be transferred from one person to another in an easy manner. This can only be done by the project manager as he is the owner and responsible person for the project execution in an effective manner. He needs to motivate the people and make them aware of each aspect of the project and precautionary steps that could be taken for maintaining sustainability.

Indian Railway Case

Many of the construction projects are going on in the Indian Railways. Doubling of the railway tracks that are the single line is one of the construction projects that are under the practice of Indian Railways. Many of the railway tracks in India are the single line. By seeing a large number of trains and traffic on these tracks government decided to double these lines. There will be less traffic after the construction of a double line. Doubling line is not an easy task because there is a threat to the labours life who is involved in such construction project (Shih, et. al., 2014). The single line is also disturbed because of the construction of another railway line. Therefore following a deadline is one of the most important priorities of this construction project. Indian Railways provide this construction project to the local contractors available in India. There can be the different type of pros and cons that are associated with this construction project (Shih, et. al., 2014).

Pros

  • The traffic will be reduced after the completion of this project on various lines that are single.
  • Better connectivity between the cities will be accomplished.
  • India is having a vast range of railway track network, therefore, doubling the single line will be beneficial for the country economy (Gangwar & Sharma, 2014).
  • Contractors are having experience of constructing such type of railway lines.
  • Proper is labour supply is also available at affordable cost in India for accomplishing such type of projects (Shukla, et. al., 2012).
  • Enough funds are provided by the government through the parliament for completing such type of projects.

Cons

  • Corruption is one of the factors that affect such type of construction project.
  • Bureaucrats and the contractors combined involved in construction projects affects the railway track quality.
  • Sometimes proper standards for constructing such type of railway tracks results in accidents of trains (Gangwar & Sharma, 2014).
  • Slow system present in India which results in not fulfilling the deadlines of the construction projects.
  • The overall railway line gets disturbed if a project is not accomplished in the decided time frame.

Conclusion

The essay concludes that the management of a project is vital by evaluating the factors that directly impact the success or failure of the project. Various factors have been explained with its effect on the project so that it could make easy execution of the project. The role of the manager has also been elaborated in the essay with the strategies that need to be adopted by them for the execution of the project in an appropriate manner. This will help in getting the best results with the use of precautionary constructions for maintaining sustainability.

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