Relationships between Operations and Project Management
Copyright © 2017 by Tomislav N. Krnich
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What is the relationship between business operations and projects?
- A change in business operations may require a project to implement the change.
Name two changes in business operations that may require a project to implement them.
- A new product.
- A new service.
Are business operations within the scope of a project?
- No, because business operations are permanent (on-going), while projects are temporary.
Are there any intersections where business operations and projects meet?
- Yes, at various points in the product or service life cycle.
What are two specific intersections where business operations and projects meet?
- At the start of a project.
- At the end of a project.
At the start of a project, what is exchanged between the business operation and project?
- A transfer of business operational resources to the project.
At the end of a project, what is exchanged between the business operation and project?
- A transfer of project resources to business operations. (Not to be confused with project management resources
At the intersection for a business operation and project, what two resources are exchanged?
During a product life cycle, name four activities where a business operation and project can intersect.
- When developing a new product.
- When upgrading a product.
- When developing a business operation.
- When improving a business operation.
What type of endeavours are business operations and projects?
- The business operation is an on-going (permanent) endeavour.
- The project is a temporary endeavour.
What type of outputs are produced by business operations and projects?
- The business operation produces repetitive outputs.
- The project produces non-repetitive [unique] outputs.
In the context of human resources, what type of tasks are performed in business operations as compared to projects?
- In business operations, human resources perform repetitive tasks.
- In projects, humans resources perform non-repetitive tasks.