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KPB 730 ASSIGNMENT
BY
DANIEL JOHANNES CORNELIS VILJOEN
23056674

SUBMITTED IN FULFILLMENT OF PART OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE OF B.Sc (Hons) (CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT)

IN THE
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

DATE OF SUBMISSION
07 MAY 2008

I understand that this assignment contributes to the assessment of my competency on work lectured on this course and co-determines my qualification for the receipt of a degree. I accept the rules of assessment of the University of Pretoria and the consequences of transgressing them. I thus, hereby, confirm that the attached assignment is my own work and any sources consulted are adequately acknowledged in the text and listed in the bibliography.

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Prepare a submission to a client, who is project management averse, to convince him/her to appoint you as the Project manager on his/her next project. ____________________________________________________________

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Cambridge Court 13, Hatfield
Pretoria, 0083

2008/05/06

Mr. Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews Band CC
Central Park 16
New York, 0057

Dear Sir:

In regard to the new proposed project in Central Park:

In general, I, the project manager will be responsible for the overall success of the project by ensuring the project finishes on time, within budget and to the correct quality. Numerous forms make up the duties of a PROJECT MANAGER: Process Responsibilities

Once the project starts, the project manager successfully manages and controls the work, including: •Identifying, tracking managing and resolving project issues. •Proactively communicating project information to all stakeholders. •Identifying, managing and mitigating project risk.

Ensuring that the solution is of acceptable quality.
Proactively managing scope to ensure that only what was agreed to is delivered, unless changes are approved through scope management. •Defining and collecting metrics to give a sense for how the project is progressing and whether the deliverables produced are acceptable. •Managing the overall schedule to ensure work is assigned and completed on time and within budget. People Responsibilities

In addition to process skills, a project manager has good people management skills. This includes: •Having the discipline and general management skills to make sure that people follow the standard processes and procedures. •Establishing leadership skills to get the team to willingly follow your direction. Leadership is about communicating a vision and getting the team to accept it and strive to get there with you. •Setting reasonable, challenging and clear expectations for people, and holding them accountable for meeting the expectations. This includes providing good performance feedback to team members. •Team building skills so that the people work together well, and feel motivated to work hard for the sake of the project and their other team members. The larger your team and the longer the project, the more important it is to have good team-building skills. •Proactive verbal and written communicator skills, including good, active listening skills. Again, I am responsible for the success of the project. If the team has poor morale and is missing deadlines, you need to try to resolve it. If team members don't understand exactly what they need to do and when it is due, then I am responsible. Multiple Roles

Depending on the size of your project and the way your company is organized, my time may be allocated one of three ways. • A full time role on a large project.
Project management responsibilities for multiple projects, each of which is less than full time, but the combination of which adds up to a full-time role. •Fill...
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