Employing sound project management practices greatly increases the chances of accomplishing the goals and objectives of any initiative. Project management methodology fosters an understanding of the mission and enables teams to figure out exactly what it will take to accomplish it. By identifying tasks, resources, responsibilities and timelines, team members and stakeholders are better able to coordinate and execute on the work to be accomplished, ensuring that requirements are achieved, on-time and within budget. Conversely, not using this methodology may lead to unmet requirements, exceeded budget, missed deadlines, and stakeholder-customer dissatisfaction.
Whenever an organization faces a challenge and needs to create a unique product, service or result, project management should be considered. What operational aspects of your business need to be improved or fixed? Do you need to create a new service or product or build additional capabilities?
Here are some examples of strategic situations and considerations that can lead to project initiatives:
Many organizations understand the basic concept of project management but leaders typically assume that projects are just part of everyone’s regular job. Often, they don’t know what they don’t know about project discipline and the real-world practices needed to undertake and complete successful projects. So, before organizations consider pursuing project management as part of normal operations, they might do well to consider the following project due diligence questions:
If the answer to any of these questions is “No”, SPS can help by providing you with the project management bandwidth and expertise that you need to manage your project(s). SPS offers you the option of either leading and coordinating your projects directly or helping you to develop you own in-house project management capabilities through coaching and mentoring of your designated project leaders.
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