CHAPTER 25A Process of Organizational Change: From Bureaucracy to Project Management Orientation

ROBERT J. GRAHAM, PHD, PMP, R. J. GRAHAM AND ASSOCIATES

Once upon a time … there was an organization that was attempting to change from a functional to a project management organization. The organization flourished in the bureaucratic mode with limited competition and stable products and services. However, it found itself in the intensive world of deregulated financial services. As more and more projects were developed to respond to the new environment, the company executives discovered that their project management practices were reflections of their bureaucratic past rather than of their project management future.

Attempts to teach managers the ...

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