1.4 ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND THE MATURITY OF THE PROJECT ORGANISATION

To my view, one aspect of project management that does not get enough attention is the project context in terms of organisational capability and capacity. Some organisations seem to have the view that you can send a candidate off for one week’s training in project management and everything will be OK. Even if the PM comes back with their underpants on the outside like Superman, they are going to find it difficult to deliver when the organisation does not have structures, processes and capability to support them. Some organisations have taken to adopting versions of the PRINCE2 manual, but lack of support often means that these get the label ‘PINO’ – PRINCE In Name Only. ...

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