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Difference between Project Management and Process Management

Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2020
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1. Project Management :
Project management, as name suggest, is simply management and control of project activities to meet defined goal and has start and end date to meet predefined objectives.

2. Process Management :
Process management, as name suggests, is simply management that focuses on all ongoing operations of company or business or organization processes and tasks.

Difference between Project Management and Process Management :

Project Management Process Management
It mainly focuses on management of project work individually till project is complete. It mainly focuses on management and streamline complex processes or workflows.
It is a temporary management process and management work is over when project gets completed successfully. It is an ongoing process i.e. continuous process or permanent.
Project manager have more responsibilities than process manager. Process manager have less responsibilities than project manager.
Project allows and has to create changes as per requirement and whenever needed to increase performance and quality. Process management does not allow and has to avoid any type of change so that there wont be any variation in results.
Various activities of project management includes configuration management, estimation management, risk management, resource management, etc. Various activities of process management includes process synchronization, process communication, deadlock handling, suspension of processes, resumption of processes, etc.
Types of project management includes Kanban management, Lean management, Six Sigma management, agile management, etc. Types of process management includes document-centric process management, human-centric process management, integration-centric process management, etc.
Process of this management includes planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects after its completion. Process of this management includes designing, analyzing, improving, monitoring and optimizing process.
Its benefits include improve team collaboration, improve planning and scheduling, increase customer satisfaction, schedule and budget accurately, etc. Its benefits includes increased efficiency, increased productivity, cost efficiency, increased revenue, etc.

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