Creating a Methodology
Some the cooperate cultures affects the development of a new way of doing things known as enterprise project management. They include non-cooperative environment between different department in executing projects and poor coordination between similar projects within the organization. It leads to wastage of time and resources that could otherwise be well taken care of by using project management. This kind of culture was deeply rooted in the hearts of executive staffs thus; they were slow to accept the new strategy. They felt that they would be overwhelmed because they will be required to perform different tasks for different projects. In addition, the methodology brings in transformation in the company concerning leadership, communication, strategy, resources and goals and objectives (Good pasture, 2010). The top management does not always welcome changes in organization thus the project strategy would not have seen the light of the day. Coordination is necessary in the sense that several projects may be carried out at the same period an action that call for cooperation and sharing of resources be it material or knowledge to achieve productivity by different departments.
Recommend To both the Senior Executives (I.E., the Company) and John Compton (I.E., the President)
Project management office should report to the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). This is because of the fact that it involves the overall planning, coordination and execution of methodology that leads to better service delivery. The overall executive officer makes the budget allocation for the various projects whose estimates come from the project office established. It will be very important in the sense that both parties are able to communicate effectively in the event of carrying out the endeavor. There is dire need to use the available adequate resources to the maximum level while at the same time addressing the quality issues. Enterprise project management is therefore crucial in this process since it look at a project from all angles giving a detail account on what should be done concerning the underlying plan. John Compton should intervene and establish a workable network between the company’s chief executive officer and the project management office. This will facilitate resources and idea flows within and outside the premises (Dinsmore & Rocha, 2012). Evaluation of the strategy undertaken will be conducted at ease using the available information. Careful considerations should be put into place to observe management and resource constraints when coming up with a strategic plan to perform the company’s business in a day-to-day basis.
The reason behind this is triggered by the nature of enterprise project management (EPM). The steps to be followed includes kick starting the project (SU), initiating the planned project (IP), giving direction (DP), stage control (CS), coordinating boundaries between stages (SB), delivering of the products (MP) and project closure (CP) (Taylor, 2011). All these stages are part of the obligated duties of the chief executive officer acting through the employees (Dinsmore & Rocha, 2012). There is coordination of all the above stages, which is done at the apex management level where objectives are formulated. Communication is essential in all these stages to arrive at a formidable solution. The methodology followed in implementing the strategy is sometimes tailor made in such a manner that employees are lenient to the operations of the new model. Thus, the company chief executive and president must generate a procedural manual and policies for guiding the company’s activities of leading to the goals.
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