Optimizing Organizational Performance: Harnessing the Power of Project Management
April 30, 2008
Do you ever just stop, look around and wish you could read the “thought bubbles” over the heads of your employees? Do you sense that the flurry created by the busy employees running about may not be indicative of work that is aligned with your strategic objectives?
If so, you’re not alone.
According to AstroWix, most corporate-initiated projects are seeking to achieve "Mission Critical" business and financial goals. Each year, an estimated $10 trillion is spent on projects around the world and almost 50% of them fail.
Why? In many instances, the project was running over budget, missing deadlines, and often deemed unimportant or unrelated to the big picture goals.
So what does this have to do with project management?
Simply stated, a lot.
Project management, when viewed as a discipline and supported in an organization from the top down and throughout, empowers people, improves communications, assures that projects are prioritized and resources—both financial and human capital—are on path with the organization's strategic goals.
Senior executives in organizations around the world are focused on developing employees, products and services that will make their shareholders and customers loyal to their organizations. They seek innovation to remain competitive, and they must maintain a competitive lead in order to not drop backwards.
As a member of the management team, you can learn how to bring the field of project management into your organizational environment and lay the foundation for growth and innovation.
What You Will Learn
- Distinguish between program, project and portfolio, management needs and deployment
- Become a high-performance organization by utilizing the principles of project management
- Measure the success of project management
- Use project, program and portfolio management to create an environment primed for innovation
- Improve the flow and accuracy of knowledge that is critical to making important financial, operational and talent development decisions
Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to achieve performance excellence through project management and reach your strategic objectives.
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