Maximizing the effectiveness of project management processes requires a combination of organizational will and well-defined, consistent methods. If your environment lacks elements outlined here, look for ways to establish them.
Some attributes of high-performing project management organizations include:
An effective project manager selection process. There are few “accidental” project managers in these organizations, because they appoint project leaders based on what they know an individual needs to have for successfully transitioning to project leadership.
Ongoing support and interest by higher-level managers (but not day-today involvement). Strong sponsorship of projects is crucial in avoiding the problems of “too ...