Many senior managers and executives talk about the need for a change in their corporate project culture. But just how important is this to an organization's success? A corporate project culture that assigns special projects to people without the tools, training or resources to execute them is extremely unproductive and damaging to the organization as a whole. Organizations that maintain this type of project culture lose millions of dollars on special projects. The losses aren't always financial; these organizations may also experience difficulty in retaining customers, both internal and external.
To increase organizational effectiveness organizations must be able to manage projects in a culture that supports and rewards staff for the work they perform on projects. This is necessary to to make sure that your organization's changing customer requirements are continually being met and that the strategic plan is successfully executed.
Business Improvement Architects will help your organization build a culture that supports project management. Our Project Management Culture Assessment (PCMA™) helps you identify your organization's ideal project culture to support your strategic directives and then helps you develop a plan that will re-shape the existing culture to achieve it. The assessment will help you create a project management environment in which all employees are able to understand their roles and responsibilities on assigned projects and can seamlessly implement each project successfully.
Changing project culture is a journey that requires organizations to stay the course since change is constant. This change process never really ends but the journey is as rewarding and worthwhile as the destination.