One of the most elusive concepts facing organizations in implementing project management is understanding exactly what ‘enterprise project management’ represents. The concept is appealing, but what does it take to make it work?
Projects@Work magazine editor Aaron Smith interviewed Mark Mullaly about the results of the Organizational Project Management Baseline study, and its implications in developing organizational project management capabilities.
While there is no one right way to manage project, many in the project management community find it challenging that a lmore inormal approach could be as valid as a formal, highly structured approach.
How do organizations know that their project management capabilities are reasonable and effective? Understanding context helps to define the project management practices that are most effective for a given project.
People do what works, and processes that don’t create or sustain value aren’t going to last very long. There is no right way to manage projects; we need to find the ways that work for us.
Improving project management is about getting stuff done better. All too often, we need to look at what we are doing wrong rather than trying to borrow what others are trying to do as being right.