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Getting It Done: Project Management in Action by Project Management Institute

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Making the Leap

How to handle the challenges of moving to a large organization.

Amr Sadek, PMP

Whether you're a new project manager or an experienced one, moving from a small organization to a large one is challenging. It's not just that the company is bigger. It can also mean more layers of management, more dependencies and more complex processes. Below are four of the hurdles you might face, along with suggested solutions.

A DIVERSE MULTITUDE OF STAKEHOLDERS

In big organizations, you will usually need to work with stakeholders other than your direct team members. These stakeholders—such as R&D, marketing, sales, operations and support—may not all be housed in the same location, and they often don't share the same priorities.

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