From definition,a project is a short-term work having a defined start and finish carried out tomeet unique aims and objectives. A project is generally considered to be successfulif it attains the objectives according to their approval criteria within anagreed period of schedule and budget.
Project Management is a well-planned and structuredeffort to achieve a successful project. Today,Project Management is gaining grip as a recognized discipline that requiresdedicated resources.There is thereforethe need for statistical and mathematical analysis and this is where I findassigned interest in the programmefollowing my current qualification and I have the confidence that I would makea very successful project manager. Again, mydesire to pursue MSc. Project Management has been intensified working withAngloGold Ashanti Malaria Control Programme.
AngloGoldAshanti is a major gold mining company and as part of its corporate socialresponsibility initiated a 3 year malaria control programme from 2006 to 2009 to reduce the highlevel of malaria cases in and around its operational communities. In carryingout my role as insectary manager, I was able to measure and monitor the successof the programmethrough some entomological indicators. I have been part of the success storiesof the project and due to its rapid impact, the Global fund came in to support.With funding of about $345 million, we implemented the same model to 45districts across Ghana for 5 years.Havingworked for almost 12 years in health projects, I have the commitment to developmy professional competence to allow me perform excellently in this area in thefuture, and so I believe this programmeis best for me. By the endof this MSc.
Project Management Programme, I will be able to effectively,Ø Planmy projects and estimate time factors accurately.Ø Establishhow to estimate resources.Ø Developdocuments for evaluation. Ø Iwill be able to build a network of professionals internationally by discussingglobal relevant issues, share best practice and test out theories in my ownworking environment.
Ø Thisprogrammewill move me ahead in life both personally and professionally. Having studiedthe course structure and method of delivery, I am confident it offers studentswith the basic knowledge necessary to function in the wider project management level.I believe that a method of delivery with the combination of theory andpractical gives the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge in real life settings.I expectto use the individual and group activities to develop my perspective, share myexperiences and learn from experiences of others. The world is now a globalvillage and if one needs to stay and be recognized internationally then, aqualification from world class institution is required.With somany years of teaching and learning practice in a multi-cultural background,leading the field in 100% online postgraduate degrees, the University ofLiverpool has all that it takes to prepare me for a rewarding profession andrecognition in Project Management.