I arranged to meet a friend in a local coffee shop. He was late and sent a text message saying he was held up in traffic. While waiting, I started to think about what project management should be prepared for in 2010.
What was on my list?
- Having a strong project office
Organisations need to take a more strategic approach to project management. This will mean a range of different things to different companies; however it should include development of a project list with associated priorities.
Only key strategic projects should be worked on and delivered – ‘nice to have’ are no longer nice, monitored by senior executives but managed by the project office.
The project office should ensure consistent project management practices are used throughout the company. They will also help identify needs and prescribe appropriate training…
If you want to read more about what guest blogger Ron Rosenhead has to say in forecasting 2010 in project management, you’ll have to check out his article in today’s edition of Project Management Tipoffs. Subscribe today to this free monthly project management newsletter that addresses the issues affecting project management professionals.
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