The key challenge to organizational PM is that companies tend to view projects in isolation by ignoring the obvious (and sometimes not-so-obvious) linkages. Here we present a list of essential factors to ensure the organization can begin to not just benefit from the discipline of project management, but be able to maximize the benefits that organizational PM can provide.
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Organizations do a lot to implement what is viewed as project management. But do organizations have an organizational project management capability? To understand whether we do or not, we have to understand what this actually means, explore where organizations are today and evaluate how close we actually are to the attainment of this goal.
Large organizational change associated with projects causes a generally predictable pattern of workforce response. Your savvy of this response can help you get your job done. Read on for more about early Control phase interactions during organizational changes.
How do we adapt in the face of consistency, or of anarchy or of brutal regimentation? As project managers, the only thing we really have control over is ourselves. Given this, how do we change our approach in a way that enables us to be effective in producing project results, rather than bashing our head repeatedly against an unfeeling and unchanging wall of bureaucracy? Here we take a look at adaptation in the face of organizational consistency.
Organizational charts can become a tangled mess of lines and overlapping boxes. The project manager must untangle this mess so the project can progress. Sounds like a little R&R is what we all need...
We now look to PMOs to take more of an active role within the entire lifecycle. For that expanded role to be successful, the PMO needs to be more than simply the guide and controller for project execution; it needs to be accepted into a leadership role within the organization--partners with business units and accepted experts on portfolio execution.
The availability of certification opportunities should not stop project managers from taking advantage of the most valuable of all the training that they can get: organizational culture training. So what should organizations and PMOs do to make their project managers much more savvy in addressing the corporate culture booby traps?
Recognizing the need for and benefits of a tailored methodology helps an organization instill discipline and consistency in the ways in which project managers manage change delivery. This article explains the benefits of implementing a customized methodology, the factors that affect the ways in which it undertakes these changes, components of a project management methodology, the stages of its implementation, and a few points for avoiding pitfalls.
Governance means more than just establishing control—it must allow enough flexibility for change.
Under a six- to eight-year plan that kicked off in 2003, global sciences giant Schering-Plough Corp. is trying to transform itself into a new kind of healthcare company