A Web Based Solution To Aid Project Management In An Academic Environment – design and implementation
Project Management is a necessary process for any business that embarks on any sort of project. Without management projects are likely to struggle to meet the goals set by those sponsoring the project and therefore be considered a failure. I have experienced project management in the context of a business during my industrial placement year. Several projects carried out in the course of a university degree also require project management to ensure deadlines are met. I had experience of project management in an academic context from several group projects conducted during my first two years
at university. There were many other projects or coursework’s that had to be completed to successfully pass modules during these two years. I often found that I had periods of constant work and struggle to complete these projects. Also my experience of project management in groups had not been a good one and I often found such projects stressful. It occurred to me that employing project management approaches similar to those used in business might help to relieve stress and help me to better coordinate my time and effort. I envisaged that a simple software tool would be useful in achieving this since most businesses used some sort of project management application to coordinate their projects.