What is a Project Manager? - Thabo Senyolo & Partners

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What is a Project Manager?
Thabo Senyolo & Partners
There are many different types of project managers of which the construction project manager is specifically adapted for the build environment and is known as the Construction Project Manager. Construction Project Manager plays a lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing a project.

Construction project management therefore,  is a professional service that uses specialised, project management techniques to oversee the planning, design, and construction of a project, from its beginning to its end. The purpose of a construction project manager is to control a project's time / delivery, cost and quality—sometimes referred to as a project management triangle or "triple constraints”

As construction project managers TSP oversee all aspects of the building process, working closely with the other built-environment professionals to develop plans, determine costs and establish timetables. We are responsible for ensuring the project is completed on budget and within scope.
To understand project management, one must begin with the definition of a project. A project can be any series of activities and tasks that:
  • Have a specific objective to be completed within certain specifications
  • Have defined start and end dates
  • Have funding limits (if applicable)
  • Consume resources (i.e., money, people, equipment)
Project management, on the other hand, involves project planning and project monitoring and includes such items as:
  • Project planning
  • Definition of work requirements
  • Definition of quantity of work
  • Definition of resources needed
  • Tracking progress
  • Comparing actual to predicted
  • Analyzing impact
  • Making adjustments
Over the years TSP have implemented successful project management and achieved the project objectives:
  • Within time
  • Within cost
  • At the desired performance / technology level
  • While utilizing the assigned resources effectively and efficiently
We deliver the following services in broad terms:
  • Identify responsibilities to ensure that all activities are accounted for, regardless of personnel turnover
  • Minimise the need for continuous reporting
  • Identify time limits for scheduling or programming
  • Identify methodology for tradeoff analysis
  • Measure accomplishment against plans
  • Identify problems in the early stages so that corrective action may follow
  • Improve estimating capability for future planning
  • Know and advise when objectives cannot be met or will be exceeded
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