What follows is a simple diagnostic. See whether your organization could build the Great Pyramid, or whether it would botch the Sydney Opera House!

1. My organization exists in a complex political environment of numerous committees and influential stakeholders.

Yes: No score

No: One point

You can’t help your environment, but if your organization is like this, it will find projects very difficult to plan and deliver successfully. The project planning process will need to be sold to these committees and stakeholders, so that when a project reaches the execution stage it answers to only one committee: the Project Steering Committee.

2. My organization obtains the funds before initiating a major project.

Yes: No score ...

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