CAPDA view project management as the process and activity of planning, organising, motivating, and controlling resources to achieve specific goals. CAPDA see projects as:
- A temporary endeavour designed to produce a unique product, service or result
- With a defined beginning and end (usually time-constrained, and often constrained by budget and deliverables)
- Undertaken to meet unique goals and objectives.
The temporary nature of projects stands in contrast with business as usual operations which are semi-permanent functional activities to produce products or services.
CAPDA Project Managers typically concern themselves with the achievement all of the project goals and objectives while honouring the preconceived constraints of scope, schedule, quality and budget. CAPDA project managers will seek to anticipate challenges to the successful delivery of the project goals, and proactively address them. CAPDA project managers also seek to optimise resource allocation and integrate resources to meet pre-defined objectives.
CAPDA Project Managers are experience and qualified in a range of project management disciplines including:
- The traditional approachs to project management
- PRINCE2 and PMBOK methodologies
- Critical chain project management
- Lean project management with a six sigma focus
- Agile project management, such as Scrum