Success-one step at a time
In practice companies have used following steps in their implementation of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) and achieved rapid and significant successes with their change initiative. This process provides you with an example from which you can develop your own implementation process for your change initiative.
- Study and analyze the organization.
- Work with key players to plan the implementation.
- Install and configure software and other tools.
- Give practical training, potentially to many different types of individuals, for task, project, and portfolio planning and execution.
- Provide mentoring, especially for project and functional managers.
- Initiate formal processes for certifying the quality of internal experts.
- Create a PMO (1) to manage methodology and quality.
- Adapt Human Resources processes to reflect the importance of project management.
Praxis showed that organizations, which had used this implementation plan, were able to quickly produced significant results. But be aware. Rapid success might kill your change initiative.
Read more about it in my next blog. Part 4 will be online available from Dec. 10th on.
(1) PMO = Program Management Office
Program management is the process of managing several related projects, often with the intention of improving an organization’s performance. Program management may provide a layer above the management of projects and focuses on selecting the best group of projects, defining them in terms of their objectives and providing an environment where projects can be run successfully.