With project planning and management working together to find the best fit for an organizations business venture, the most profitable outcome can be the ending result. The main reason for this not occurring is because at some companies, the deligation of tasks involving a project’s planning has separated it from the management level.
The need for project planning and management to be connected is to help prevent any type of miscommunications involving the project and what the goals and scope of it should be when it is documented. One of the causes for a project to fail is because it was not planned correctly and the goals and or scope were not obtained when the project was completed.
Another good reason to have project planning and management working together is that there is generally more experience in the management of a company than with the staff of a project. They have been around longer and know more about what will work in the real world. They also realize not everything that looks functional and the best path to follow on paper is not always the best choice for a project when it is scaled up on the production floor.
The working together for project planning and management is also the best way to make sure all of the required details are included in the business venture’s plan that are characteristic only to the organization running the project. There are many things, including risks that might only happen to a specific company that some of the project team might not be aware of or know about. By management taking an active role in the project planning process, they can make sure it is done right the first time.
With project planning and management actively involved, the chances are significantly increased the business venture will met its scheduled deadlines. They are also the ones that can make it easier to have the budget increased so the second portion of what is considered a successful project can be met. This will look good for both the project team and the management side of the business.