The management functions involved in a project typically include scope, quality, time, cost, risk, procurement of human and material resources, and communications management. Each function represents a separate discipline calling for special qualifications and body of knowledge. The intricacies involved in managing projects generally are known to many project managers, other practitioners and stakeholders; however, the requirement for each function depends on the size as well as the nature of the project in question. Yet, in managing projects in conflict regions many project management practitioners today espouse some traditional approaches of project management which might not be tenable in conflict regions and which could be recipe for failure and frustration. For this reason, when managing projects in conflict regions great emphasis must be placed on the project team’s approach and techniques which must be backed by broad based specialized considerations.
Thus, it is highly imperative that projects team and other stakeholders managing projects in conflict regions are equipped with the requisite insights, skills, techniques and competencies for coping with the evolving dynamics of project management and the peculiar characteristics of beneficiaries in fragile and conflict-affected regions.