Projects at Work

The Road Best Taken

An eight-year benchmarking effort identifies four enterprise-wide practices that have the greatest influence on project management maturity and results. By making improvements in these specific areas, organizations can use them as levers for significant change.


Mark Mullaly

President, Interthink Consulting Incorporated

Mark is a project management iconoclast -- love him or hate him, he stil…
This article completes a series that explores how increased maturity can influence better project results. The series is based upon results from the Organizational Project Management Baseline Study, a worldwide benchmarking effort to understand current capabilities, trends and best practices in the realm of organizational project management.
 
The best way to move a boulder isn’t to push, pull or carry it. It is far better to let the boulder itself do much of the work. Hence the principle of levers – if you have a big enough stick, you can move the largest and heaviest of boulders. The same holds true for organizations – if you have a big enough stick, you …


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