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What is difference between project management and Strategic project management?
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My understanding of strategy is using your strengths for benefit. In organisational project aspect, performing SWAT analysis and using outcomes of all four areas(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) efficiently and effectively to achieve project goals.
Anyway, we indirectly keep performing this always and unconsciously use it in project management.
Are their any other significant differences in Project management and strategic project management? Your response is highly appreciated..
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"strategy is using your strengths for benefit" this definition may only be partial. In my view:
Organizations have Objectives, and Strategy is the way they choose to achieve those Objectives. Some of those strategies/strategic initiatives will be Projects and Programs. Done right, I think all Project Management should be Strategic Project Management - in that it helps the organization achieve its objectives
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To build on Samuel's answer, strategies are selected to achieve goals. Goals are then broken down into smaller objectives. (Some organizations swap goals and objectives. Most of them see objectives as a subset of goals.) Each objective is assigned a tactic.

Therefore a strategic project would be a project that support a goal strategy. A tactical project would be at the level of objective. Why would a project be strategic? Probably because it crosses against multiple objectives (tactics) under the same goal. It could also cut across multiple goals (strategies).

Can you imagine managing a multi-strategy project!?!
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Strategic project management does not exists as a concept. I can write a lot but my recommendation is going to the basic and search for the right definitions. If you are PMI´s member you have a lot of books to read about it. If you ask me, to understand what strategy is and why a project is started readk Michael E Porter´s work starting by "Porter, M. E. (1980) Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors. Free Press, New York, 1980"
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I understand that organizations have strategic objectives and organization select projects to achieve strategic objectives of organization. My question is about strategic part in process of project management. How strategy is used to achieve project goals?
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Apr 25, 2016 7:22 AM
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It's the other way around, Malhar: projects are used to as part of the strategy. You might be able use tactics to achieve project goals.
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Apr 25, 2016 7:04 AM
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I understand that organizations have strategic objectives and organization select projects to achieve strategic objectives of organization. My question is about strategic part in process of project management. How strategy is used to achieve project goals?
It's the other way around, Malhar: projects are used to as part of the strategy. You might be able use tactics to achieve project goals.

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