Role and Responsibilities of Project Manager in a Steel Project...

Role and Responsibilities of Project Manager in a Steel Project A project manager is usually a person who has the overall responsibility of managing a project successfully during its various stages in its life cycle consisting of initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling, and closure. Because of the vastness of a steel project, there are several project managers in a steel project each having responsibility of an area of the project. A project manager is normally a person who keeps all the elements of a project together. Project manager is the ‘man in-charge’ of the project and is required to take responsibility as the project leader. Project manager reports to the management of the steel project and is responsible for the project progress to the management. The job of the project manager includes appraising the steel project management timely all the issues concerning the projects through a well laid out reporting system. The project manager is to run all the affairs of the project during its life cycle and is responsible to complete the project successfully utilizing the authority delegated to him by the steel project management. Project manager is to operate within the triple constraints of the project which are time, resources, and quality. The role of the project manager encompasses several activities which include the following. Complete planning for the project. Sequencing of project activities and creating an environment which is conducive to produce results. Developing of an efficient, honest, and motivated team of employees which works hard for achieving the objectives of the project. Developing budgets for getting finances from the steel project management to fund the expenditures needed for the project. Management of available resources in an efficient manner. Developing schedules for different stages of the project and management of...

Organizational Discipline...

Organizational Discipline Discipline is required for any activity where people work together toward a common objective. The opposite of discipline is anarchy, where each person does what he wants without concern for others. Any organization depends on group cooperation, and cooperation cannot be achieved without discipline. Discipline is the structure and order within an individual or within a group that allows for true cooperation, real support of the mission and the members of the team or organization. Organizational discipline is the orderly and systematically conducting the affairs of the organization by the organizational members who strictly adhere to the essential rules and regulations. These employees/organizational members work together and cooperate harmoniously with each other as a team so as to achieve organizational vision and mission as well as organizational goals and objectives and they truly understand that the individual and group aims and desires must be matched so as to ensure organizational success. While punishment plays a role in maintaining discipline, such usage does not help in an organization which has a mission to succeed. Disciplinary authorities in an organization should know that an employee motivated by fear would not perform efficiently in his job and may not perform well under conditions of emergency. Hence emphasis on training in place of punishment is a better way to achieve organizational discipline. The objectives of the organizational discipline are (i) to obtain a willing acceptance of the rules, regulations and procedures of an organization by its employees so that organizational goals can be achieved, (ii) to impart an element of certainty despite several differences in informal behaviours pattern and other related changes in an organization, and (iii) to develop among the employees a spirit of tolerance and a desire to make adjustments. Organizational discipline is an...