Adding a new PM process to an existing waterfall methodology can be time/resource intensive—and not have immediate support. Some practical changes can bring about project benefits that everyone can enjoy.
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Hybrid project delivery is focused on independent judgement and decision making rather than defined processes and techniques. How do you teach organizations to succeed in that environment?
It’s essential that organizations select the right approach to project management, and that's a complicated and challenging activity that shouldn't be taken lightly.
Too often we think of project management in the context of "doing projects right", but it does not really work. We have to do the right projects first and make sure the desired outcomes do contribute to the company strategy realization. Benefits realization management (BRM) can be a good solution to align project management with company strategy. There are some common mistakes, which companies make in BRM, and some action points to avoid them and improve the situation.
By applying agile principles to business cases — by making them “living” documents in practice, not just theory — project leaders can improve and expand their contributions to initiatives, and realize benefits across a number of areas, from elaborative estimation to more transparent, real-time decision-making.
Any fast-moving project will be continuously evaluating alternative approaches to achieving the business outcome. Anyone who implies that this is simple and clear-cut simply hasn’t been in the room when these decisions are being made.