Chapter 2 Strategy, Operations and Change. Navigating between destiny and reality. Chapter overview. An inspiring strategy Operational reality Credibility of change Justifying the project Project classifications Embedding governance Project maturity . An inspiring strategy.
Navigating between destiny and reality
An inspiring strategy
Credibility of change
Justifying the project
strategic dialogue of the organisation
involve corporate management
identify and exploit differential strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
future, value and results oriented
integrated organisation wide
provide coherence and momentum
qualitative in design
‘relative’ long-term focus
target action-oriented, measurable activities.
Variable effort accepted
Prone to inertia and delays
Managed through standard operating procedures
Localised (functional) impact
Establishing a sense of urgency
Creating a guiding coalition
Developing vision and strategy
Communicating the change vision
Generating short-term wins
Anchoring new culture
Extent of planning
accountability—the capacity to call people to account for their actions
transparency—visible and open processes
predictability—uniform compliance and enforcement within laws and regulations
participation—stakeholder input and reality checking.
Define strategic management and its relationship to project management.
What are the challenges in trying to balance operational work along with project work?
What are examples of possible justification criteria in selecting projects?
What role does governance play in project management?
Explain how project organisations can demonstrate maturity, why this is important, and the possible benefits accruing from the maturity model concept
Debate the linkages between strategic management and project management
Discuss the challenges in introducing and managing change
Identify additional project justification criteria and how they might be measured
Debate the ‘onerous’ conditions governance places on project management
Learner’s to self-critique their project management maturity against Table 2.7
Write an assignment differentiating between strategic management and project management
Develop a framework scaling workplace projects
Write a report on how project management maturity will be developed
Create a governance charter to direct and control future projects
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