To those of my readers who have faithfully followed my essays over a long period of time, you will recognize that I have focused over time on some very basic principles that are continually stressed in my essays on the topics Process and Project.
So, I thought at this point I would summarize in some distinct points what I call ‘A Primer for Processes and Projects.’
1. No process was ever created that could not benefit from process improvement using lessons learned.
2. A process is a set of activities or tasks which, when performed in a specific sequence, yields a desired result. The most important word in this definition is ‘desired.’ If a desired result is not achieved, process improvement is required.
3. Process Capability Maturity is a continuous process of improving and maturing a process so that it achieves consistent and repeatable results.
4. All projects are processes, but not all processes are projects.
5. Projects turn strategy into action for an individual or an organization.
6. The most important competency in project management is communication.
7. Technology is the key to success as a project manager.
These are principles to live by if you are dedicated to achieving good, sound, business and technological maturity. These are truly ‘success principles.’