We have been saying the same things for year. At times some treated us like committing a sin – how dare us saying the PMBOK is not enough.
One of the clearest messages emerging from a range of sources is that ‘project management’ as defined by the PMBOK® Guide and other similar documents is simply not enough! As Professor Peter Morris has been advocating for more then a decade, organisations need to be able to effectively manage projects.
The concept of strategically managing projects describes the organisation’s ability to select, nurture and deliver the right projects and programs effectively. This includes an emphasis on the ‘front end’ of the overall process to ensure the right projects and programs are selected and initiated for the right strategic reasons and the ‘back end’ to make sure the outputs from a project are used effectively by the organisation to realise the intended benefits. Traditional ‘project (or program) management’ deals with the messy bit in the middle – delivering the required scope efficiently.
Project management skills are well defined as are…
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