Project Management Process – An Effective Strategy

Project Management Process – An Effective Strategy

Many models can gauge project management process maturity. There is nothing inherently wrong with these maturity models, but keep in mind that the models are generic. They cannot apply to all situations, and many organizations may be at varying levels of maturity depending upon the purview or aspect to which the model is applied or from which the organization is viewed. With that said, the following list reveals tips that are applicable for any process maturity level.

  •          Leadership recognizes that the process is a strategy
  •         People follow the process to accomplish the work
  •          The process instills discipline, integrity and accountability
  •          There is a single owner for each process, and he or she is known to the organization
  •          There is a change control method for the process
  •          The process has an “appeal” method by which process violations are approved and documented for special circumstances
  •          The process is periodically scrubbed, and the results are briefed to leadership

The program manager/leader is charged with making project management process strategic decisions that impact long-term program health.  He must also deal with real-time tactical issues. Most actions that program managers take have both strategic and tactical ramifications. The program manager must remain cognizant of the strategic direction in which he or she is driving the program with regard to program processes.

Adapted from The Handbook of Program Management  Handbook of Program Management by James Brown

Posted by Dr. James Brown in Leadership Skills, Project Strategies and Tactics.


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