In organisation A, it is possible for the project managers to directly influence senior management to set out a business case for implementing a project management methodology, which would progress their own careers,whilst also having a positive impact on the organisation. The decision to implement a methodology was made within a very short timeframe in contrast with the longer timeframe required for the larger organisations (ie: Organisations B & C). This may be due to the smaller size of this organisation and the higher level of complexity that such a task entails in larger organisations.
In organisation B, project management is very haphazard and varied from project manager to project manager or project to project. They had a methodology in place that was developed internally and was used consistently across all projects.Organisation C is driven to a certain extent by demand from their customers to have a standard methodology in place, which may be due to the industry (technology services) that this organisation operates in. They are already certified for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) standard.
All three organizations are in a dilemma of selecting a project management methodology. You have been hired to advice the organizations on the choice of project management methodology. The selection could be either from the two most commonly known methodologies - the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK), developed by the Project Management Institute (PMI) or Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2) developed by the Office of Government Commerce in the UK or any other project management methodology that you think best suits their needs.
i. Is implementing a project management methodology considered a management level activity Who should be involved
ii. Should the chosen project management methodology be implemented in its entirety Please support your decision with an implementation plan.
iii. What issues might you encounter when implementing the chosen project management methodology
iv. What should be done to address the difficulties faced in attempting to implement the methodology
v. What benefits do you attribute to the use of the chosen project management methodology.