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People in Projects by Project Management Institute

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Bridging the Gap—Defining an Action Plan toward Effective Resource Utilization

Previously we have discussed the problem (the “warm body” concept) and the goal (instilling skills in the right person). How do we get from our current state to our desired state of enhanced productivity and results? We would submit the following as the project plan for this very important effort:

  • Assess the organization. Measure the current state of project management maturity within the organization.

  • Select the leaders. Measure the character traits and skills of those people interested in pursuing a project management career with the organization.

  • Specify the objectives. Determine the specific objectives for project management improvements, both for the organization ...

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