MBA - 'operations' and 'project management' difference
I am confused which one to choose as specialization in my distance MBA, either 'operations' or 'project management'. I wish to go forward in my network testing career as manager. Please clear me about these specializations.
Answered by2011-10-06 13:03:41Project Management deals with the management of a specific project, which has a commence date, number of tasks and a completion date.Whereas, Operations Management refers to the ongoing management of daily works of a company, such as technical support, network management, etc. and has no set end point. Project management is part of Operations Management.
The difference is between the tasks.
(1) A team experience is crucial to the success of any undertaking versus individual experiences. Individuals have to gel as an efficient and effective team in a specialized knowledge area. Otherwise, each individual with different experiences will do their own thing.
On the other hand, a project manager who has sufficient experience in handling several different teams successfully can make different individuals gel to work as a team. Factors such as culture, specialized knowledge integrity and sound project management and operations management skills are necessary though for project managers tasked w...more
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