Enterprise Project Management (EPM) is a centralized management of a portfolio of projects to ensure that the allocation of resources to projects is directed and balanced toward the strategic focus of the organization
web-based management of projects continues to increase as outsourcing does
virtual teams continue to increase
advances in technology such as wireless communication provide new avenues
Risk Management More attention now turning to managing risk on projects. Organizations need to balance choice of projects with variety of low, medium and high risk projects across their portfolio
Outsourcing A common strategy is to outsource standard work or parts and reserve inside work the is complex and deem proprietary Companies need to consider; contract management, RFP’s, change control and partnering
Multicultural Projects Outsourcing Project Management Discipline Organization Culture Information Technology Risk Management Training
Nature provides a good model for future organizations; organizations must deal with complexity, share information and knowledge, and cope with continuous and discontinuous change—centered around chaos theory, ecology and biology
Successful organizations will be structured to naturally support volatility and continual surprises. IT is causing the world to become connected and connectivity increase volatility. To keep pace, companies will need to adapt quickly
evolution; organizational models will be built around networks, and will be designed to evolve
This is the end of this series of Project Management presentations.
It was based upon the textbook “ The Project Management Process ” by Gray and Larson, referenced in the first few pages of most of the slide packs. It’s a little dated, especially as it assumes a waterfall development framework.
However most of this content is about the social and interpersonal aspects of project management, which are agnostic of all pm processes and frameworks. So it still delivers pertinent and relevant messages. Go read it.
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