This blog cares about project management and is a result of numerous project management courses organized by the European Initiative for Education and in which I worked as a trainer with people from all EU countries.I have been involved in European projects for the last 20 years. The first project started in 1998 in the frame of the Sokrates Programme of the European Commission. The involvement in these projects has been enabled by the existing skills and knowledge or project managemen. I got the first training in the frame of further training to run my own business and have enriched my knowledge within the last 30 years.
Starting with the year 2000, I worked in a project managment agency with a special focus on so-called “New Media”. These were projects to implement web pages or the first webshops.
Several years later the European Initiative for Education was founded and I got the president. Since 1998. I’ve been involved in more than 20 various projects. The experience of these last 20 years will be summarized and published here.
The “Association for Project Management” defines Project Management as follows
Project management is the application of processes, methods, skills, knowledge, and experience to achieve specific project objectives according to the project acceptance criteria within agreed parameters. Project management has final deliverables that are constrained to a finite timescale and budget.
Association for project management
A key factor that distinguishes project management from just ‘management’ is that it has this final deliverable – in the frame of Erasmus+ projects these are called “Intellectual Outputs”, but are the same as deliverables – and a finite timespan – the official project’s deadline (in most cases in connection with a public presentation of the Intellectual Outputs) – unlike management which is an ongoing process. Because of this a project professional needs a wide range of skills; often technical skills, and certainly people management skills and good business awareness.
About the Author: Peter Mazohl is the president of the European Initiative for Education and has a teaching praxis in project management for more than 30 Years.