CTC provides solutions in six basic areas:
· Systems Management
· Establishing project management and project offices, set-up and optimisation of processes, portfolio management.
· Ensuring project quality, outside assessment and feedback.
CTC as an advisory firm will provide training, consultancy and technical support for those involved in protection and conservation of environment and natural resources and prevention and control of hazardous wastes, substances and behaviors working in the areas of:
· Personal and environmental hygiene
· Work areas occupational health and safety
· Waste disposal system of living areas, municipal and industries
· Establishment of green and healthy school compounds
· Establishing green, clean, safe and healthy work areas
While enterprises may not be able to control interruption event, we help in controlling the impact it has on the business. CTC Consulting works closely with companies to identify risk and limit its impact. We offer solutions and tools and answers to real world challenges in critical areas of exposure: Enterprise/ Business Continuity Management. CTC assists enterprises in building their Business Continuity Management [BCM] framework; coaching in identifying, prioritizing, and managing enterprise risks; leading to achievable strategic objectives and keeping business on track. Only with an industry specific, practical, executable, and periodically tested Business Continuity Plan, enterprises should be able to identify the business vulnerabilities and prepare the proper actions to mitigate the impact of any interruption. Building an efficient and effective Disaster Recovery Plan identifies the fastest, and minimal course of actions so that they can get back to business as usual should an incident occurs. We make sure safety and ergonomic programs are actually decreasing incidents significantly; helping protect the most valuable asset: the people. Claims and Litigation Support We help you conduct financial investigations and extract, authenticate, and preserve digital information. We help resolve insured and uninsured losses and resolve virtually any kind of dispute.
- Hard skills: Planning, management, efficiency assessment, SW support, and more.
- Soft skills: Self-management, leadership and motivation, teamwork, and more.
- Simulations: Training in realistic project simulation, intense experience and in-depth feedback.
The need for project management has been driven by businesses that have realized the benefits of organizing work around projects and the crucial need to communicate and coordinate work across departments & professions.
Many organizations do not employ full time Project Managers and it is common to pull together a project team to address a specific need. Taking a role in a project team can be an excellent learning opportunity and can improving a person’s career profile. Project management and projects are defined by the UK’s Association for Project Management as:
The process by which projects are defined, planned, monitored, controlled and delivered such that the agreed benefits are realized. Projects are unique transient endeavors undertaken to achieve a desired outcome. Projects bring about change and project management is recognized as the most efficient way of managing such change.
Projects almost always have the following characteristics:
- Clear objective(s)
- Constraints of cost, quality and time.
- A fixed time scales.
- A fixed budget.
- A team of people.
- Little practice or rehearsal.
- Change and uncertainty
Even if similar projects have been conducted several times they will still follow these characteristics and the uniqueness of a project may come from a new team of people, a different budget, new technology, a new customer/client etc.
Here is the main definition of what project management is:
· Project management is no small task.
· Project management has a definite beginning and end. It is not a continuous process.
· Project management uses various tools to measure accomplishments and track project tasks. These include work breakdown structures and gantt charts.
· Projects frequently need resources on an ad-hoc basis as opposed to organizations that have only dedicated full time positions.
· Project management reduces risk and increases chances of success.
Project management is probably best summed up as the ‘process by which a project is brought to a successful conclusion’. A project is considered successful when it meets the criteria stated at its outset.
The greatest challenge of project management is the integration and control of the three principal interrelated components of each single project.
· Projects must be within cost.
· Projects must be delivered on time.
· Projects must be in scope.
· Projects must meet customer quality requirements.
The cost, time, quality triangle implies a tension between the three components such that if any one of the components was to be changed, then it would have an impact on one, or both, of the others.
More recently this has given way to a project management diamond with cost, time, scope and quality as the four vertices and customer expectations as a central theme. No two customer expectations are the same so you must ask what their expectations are.
To ensure a successful project it is important to understand and appreciate the project context/ environment. This refers to the influences which will affect the project both internally and externally. These can be political, environmental, social, technological, legislation and economic.
Every project goes through certain phases of development (The Project Life Cycle). The five main phases consist of Start Up, Definition, Planning, Execution and Close-out. A clear understanding of these phases permits managers and executives to control the project more efficiently.
Project management will allow you to break the project down into separate phases, ensuring that each phase is given appropriate time and consideration.
The role of the project manager is one of great responsibility. It is the project manager’s job to direct, supervise and control the project from beginning to end. Project managers should not carry out project work, managing the project is enough. Here are some of the activities that should be undertaken:
- The project manager must define the project, reduce it to a set of manageable tasks, obtain appropriate resources and build a team to perform the work.
- The project manager must set the final goal for the project and motivate his/her team to complete the project on time.
- The project manager must inform all stakeholders of progress on a regular basis.
- The project manager must assess and monitor risks to the project and mitigate them.
- No project ever goes exactly as planned, so project managers must learn to adapt to and manage change.
Projects are temporary activities by nature, designed to deliver unique goals and business objectives, with project teams released to their operational roles at project completion. With less focus on project management skills development, enterprises may end up with low quality, over budget, unsuccessful projects.
Project management success requires discipline at both the individual at organizational levels. As project management experts, we understand how hard it can be to change behaviors. We will work with customers to solidify adoption of their process and build the discipline that will guarantee their long-term success. With a varied background in project implementations, we facilitate temporary project management resources to meet the needs for any contract length. Through our experienced certified project managers, we supplement project teams with: Leadership and Planning necessary for successful project completion and closure, Coaching of individual project managers, their teams, and/or their managers Planning and then supporting execution of an organizational change program, Acting as external “Project Management Office” to audit projects, assess risks, enforce compliance and coach enterprises PMO team during this transition period.
We can also tailor our services to client requirements, and we are able to provide training in project management in English, Amharic and afan Oromo. Our basic educational programme motto “Learn without limit” is highly internalized by our company leaders and continuously followed to deliver knowledge and skills for peoples at all ages in general and youth and women.
Under our license named “Sebeta Health Science and Business College” obtained from Oromia TVET (Technical Vocational and Education and Training) Bureau, currently our firm is providing various technical and vocational trainings in the areas of Clinical Nursing, Pharmacy Technology, Laboratory Technology, Accounting and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that certify trainees with level IV (diploma). This enables our graduates to play role in the social and economic development of our country. The college also offered scholarship for about 59 who were selected by the Woreda youth and women affair office. In addition, the college also provides short term trainings in various fields that satisfy the needs of the trainee.
This organized foundation for proper teaching learning environment has also positioned fertile ground to support the other areas of our contribution like education and professional developments skills training through various short course programs.
In general, our company is growing – not only in the number of its employees and co-workers. We pay great attention to personal and professional development. Our consultants and teachers are not only constantly advancing their education, but primarily are gaining more and more experience with the practical aspects of project management under Ethiopian and international conditions – which is the greatest added value.