There is a buzz in the project management industry. Why? Well, it is no secret that many projects can’t answer this important question very well; what value do you provide the organization?
So, I’m kicking off a series on Organizational Project Management. What is that? It is a thought that somehow we should better align project work with the needs of the organization. Compare it to a bridge between project work and operations. Someone needs to be a toll keeper to monitor the traffic that gets to use this bridge.
Do you have examples of great projects or great companies that have a clear definition of which groups should be the toll keepers for Organizational Project Management?
Also, who is responsible to be a toll keeper on this bridge? There could be a couple of answers.
- Project managers responsible for getting the work done.
- Program managers responsible for coordination among projects
- Portfolio managers responsible for intake of the projects and measurement of the health of the project work.
- Business managers responsible for the project funding decisions
- The organization that has to use project results.
What is your answer?
Oh, and by the way, do you even like the name Organizational Project Management?
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