What is Project Management?
Project Management as a whole can be described as the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to a broad range of activities in order to meet the requirements of a particular project. A project is described as a temporary endeavour, having a start and an end, which is undertaken to achieve a particular aim. Project management knowledge and practices are best described in terms of their component processes, being placed into five Process Groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing.
For building project management this means that a building project needs to, under the control of a Project Manager, be initiated once the specifications have been agreed upon with the client, planned in terms of product and processes, executed in terms of the contractors undertaking the work according to specification and budgets and brought to closure to the satisfaction of the client.