The mining project management plays a fundamental role in the achievement of the strategic objectives that are defined at the moment of initiating a mining project. In this process, professionals with a holistic vision are able to apply key knowledge, techniques, and tools that allow large projects to be successfully carried out in the feasibility, planning, execution, and start-up phases (“Effective Mining Project Management Systems”, 2006).
Nowadays, one of the greatest challenges the mining industry faces is the mitigation of environmental impacts during the execution of mining projects. This is where well-planned and executed project management allows optimal progress to be achieved with a targeted approach that can ensure that the damage caused is minimized. During planning, the importance of using mining software tools to achieve these objectives has been recognized, as through strategic planning, in which careful economic and financial analysis is implemented and both technical and economic aspects are evaluated, it will be possible to achieve accurate results, increasing productivity and controlling costs effectively. In addition, it is important to highlight that well-executed planning has been found to be the key to keeping environmental impacts to a minimum without compromising project profitability.. (“Necesidad de gestión de proyectos en proyectos mineros”, 2016).
Thus, it must be recognized that integrated project management must consider not only economic aspects but also other essential aspects that include administration, planning, cost estimation and control, variation management, mitigation of environmental impacts, among others, to analyze and predict the main critical factors that affect the performance and results of project management in the mining industry.
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