- Published: Saturday, 09 November 2019 14:27
- Written by Rodney Williams
What does that mean?
That means the enterprise PMO aligns projects with corporate strategy. Strategy is the organization’s game plan. Strategy reflects an organizations awareness of how, when, and where it should compete; against whom it should compete; and from what purpose it should compete; it is the integrated vision and direction of the organization as well as the manner in which it derives, articulates, communicates, and implements that vision and direction ( Crawford, K. J. pg1 ). The link between strategy and projects is to improve the organizations project management maturity and to link the organizations projects to its strategic plans. However, there must be a career path for project managers and PMO. Currently in many organizations they have a retention / succession plan tool or methodology called Talent Management. Talent Management (TM) identifies employees and places them into cells or a category that support the organization. In addition, TM opens a career path conversation with each manager’s direct reports. If an employee’s cell or category placement, and career path align with PM and corporate strategy the organization places that individual on a fast track program to PM. Human Resources will ensure the fast track program is complete with competitive salaries and opportunities for professional development and promotion.