Aligning Project Management with the Business Strategy

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Samrat Basu
Student (University), United Arab Emirates

Aligning Project Management with the Business Strategy

What are the major alignment problems when we're trying to align project management with the business strategy of an organization?

  Vincent De Waele
Business Consultant, Belgium
 

Aligning Projects to the Business Strategy

Presuming you know the business strategy, I see following challenges to align your projects with the strategy:
- Identifying which strategy your project will benefit and how<.br>
- Between all the projects supporting one particular strategy, understand the desirability of every project as well as its feasibility.
- Defining the sequence of your projects (based on the previous topic) and see if this still fits your strategy.
- In projects selection, balancing short term opportunistic projects with long term strategic projects.

  Steven Balima, Madagascar
 

Aligning Projects with Strategy

Major alignment problems of projects with strategy are:
- Getting it right the first time (starting projects that are executing business or corporate level overall strategy)
- Identifying the reason (what is the project for? Is it to increase profit, make workforce feel needed? Or grow the business?)
- Establishing the starting point (if we embark on a project, it must be to execute a strategy).

  Samuell Yew
Project Manager, Malaysia
 

Aligning Projects with Strategy: The Role of the Leader

Does the project supports the business strategy? Are both aligned to the company's true north? When the answer is yes, ...

  William Walker
Management Consultant, United States
 

Aligning Projects with Business Strategy

The primary issue is ensuring that the "horse is pulling the cart" and not vice versa (i.e. the business strategy should...

  Ken Gordon
Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom
 

Aligning Projects with Business Strategy

Hi Samrat, as I understand your question, the issue is with the identification and prioritisation of projects that are s...

 

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