Project management discipline:
A good project management discipline will not eliminate all risks, issues and surprises, other than will give standard processes and procedures to deal with them and help prevent the following:
1. projects finishing late, exceeding budget or not meeting customer expectations;
2. Inconsistency between the processes and procedures used by projects managers, leading to a few being favored more than others;
3. Successful projects, despite lack of planning, achieved by high stress levels, goodwill and important amounts of overtime;
4. Project management seen as not adding value and as a waste of time and money;
5. Unforeseen internal or external events impacting the project.
In sum, project management is about creating an environment and conditions in which a defined goal or objective can be achieved in a controlled manner by a team of people.