Academic journal article Manager

The Holistic Approach

Academic journal article Manager

The Holistic Approach

Article excerpt

IN advance of next month's 'Manager' article, this brief overview illustrates the necessity of having a holistic approach to project management.

Training needs to provide pragmatic solutions to many of the issues that surround project management-from interpersonal skills (see Fierce Conversations' ideas (Pages 28-29) through to the technical skills and knowledge reguired (as discussed in David Shannon's governance article (Pages 18-19).

Furthermore, a generic approach to the discipline is not always appropriate and only a customised approach is really effective.

Customisation

This is the added value activity where companies such as KnowledgePool earn their fees. After all, the other ingredients, technical skills and interpersonal skills, are readily accessible but putting them together to suit the customer is an art -just like good cuisine.

Below is an example of the tailor-made programmes developed by KnowledgePool:

Department of Education and Skills (DfES) ~ Project and Programme Management (PPWI)

This solution equipped staff with the relevant skills and knowledge to perform their role effectively and efficiently in a PPM role. …

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