An organization needs to have project management built into its culture to be effective. Evaluate the maturity of the project management culture in your organization and describe improvements that can be implemented based on your text readings. If you feel your organization does not yet have a project management culture explain why and suggest improvements that could be accomplished
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I work for a large insurance company that is turning into a pm organization. We are using a new six sigma lean approach.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 11:55 am ad1c9bdddf
My organization is not currently ready or prepared for implementing project management culture and new six sigma lean approach. The primary reason for this situation is the bureaucratic organizational structure and rigid culture with layers of bureaucracy, slow decision making and inefficiency in the organization. The management approach is very autocratic and does not provide empowerment to employees to make efficient and quick decisions. Delegation of authority is absent and the management still believes in the ...
Evaluates the maturity of the project management culture in an organization.
2. Behavioral Aspects of Project Management Paper
Consider the following scenario: You have just been brought in on a project, as the previous project manager has left. The project is behind schedule and over budget, and several key team members have quit in disgust, plummeting the morale of the rest of the team, who fear they will have to do the extra work without compensation.
Write a 1,750-2,400-word paper in which you explore how organizational culture and human behavior influence the success of projects, in particular projects beset with issues like those presented in the scenario. In this paper, answer the following questions:
a. How does organizational culture influence the selection, sponsorship, prioritization, and ultimate success of projects? In what ways could organizational culture create conditions that could lead to the scenario described above?
b. What role does project leadership play in the success of projects? Does this role change under the conditions described in the scenario? If so, how and why? If not, why not?
c. How can a project manager build and manage a successful project team? How does this change under the conditions described in the scenario?
d. What are some strategies that could be used by a project manager to successfully manage the relationships among project team members and the relationships among the project team and external resources (e.g., subcontractors, government agencies)? How would these strategies differ under the conditions described in the scenario?