By developing a strong project management process and culture that is aligned to organizational strategy is essential to long-term project success. In particular, the process and culture needs to embed strong decision-making, objective selection criteria and strong review processes.
Through our extensive experience in working with PMOs in implementing IT projects, we have developed a range of insights and capabilities in relation to support the IT implementation project. In our experience, there are fundamentals to good project management but the exact approach must be tailored to individual implementation project.
The most successful business projects are always those that are driven by an employee who has the authority, vision and influence to drive the required changes in a business. It is highly unlikely that a business owner (decision maker or similar) will realize the changes unless one has one of these people in the employment. However, the project leadership role typically requires significant experience and skills which are not usually found within a company focused on day-to-day operations. Due to this requirement within more significant business change projects/programs, outside expertise is often sought from firms which can bring this specific skill set to the company.