Matrix Management Magazine
Many of us carry around in our heads a set of beliefs about projects that when we step back and examine them, it's immediately obvious they just aren't true.
How’s your organization functioning? Every organization, whether formally or informally is a matrix. Matrix management is more than just organizational and reporting structure, and management happens in more than one dimension. Changes must be made at all levels of the organization, not just the vertical level to achieve organizational success.
Is training needed to execute strategy? Is training part of strategy? Let’s answer these questions by first examining the process of developing strategy.
We all know that the point of any project is to produce a final deliverable that satisfies the customer, and is delivered on time and within budget. So, if it's a deliverable we're after, why not manage our projects with a focus on deliverables instead of activities or tasks? Focusing on deliverables at the main project level has several advantages.
When you consider innovation efforts in your organization do you struggle with creating solutions that go beyond problem solving?
Much of the focus today seems to be on training project managers and teams to employ a standard project management methodology.
Managing projects always involves meetings. Let's examine the cost to the organization when employees spend time in unproductive and ineffective meetings.
Often confused with force, which is an attempt to get someone to do something against their will, power is generated when an individual attempts to accomplish something with his or her will. Power at its core is personal power.
If your organization is ready to truly embrace an innovative culture, consider the adoption of an enterprise-wide system and move towards executing strategy in any economy.
A lot of leaders believe managers must have control over the people that work for them and that authority is required to get things done. But since most work is done on cross-functional teams where there is little or no “formal” authority, this won’t work.