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Creating the Project Office: A Manager's Guide to Leading Organizational Change / Edition 1
     

Creating the Project Office: A Manager's Guide to Leading Organizational Change / Edition 1

by Randall L. Englund, Robert J. Graham, Paul C. Dinsmore
 

ISBN-10: 0787963984

ISBN-13: 9780787963989

Pub. Date: 02/07/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Creating the Project Office is written for managers who are searching for ways to transform their organizations into more effective and efficient project-based workplaces. As this important book reveals, there is no more effective way to make that change than to create a project office tailored to the needs of the organization. While a project office

Overview

Creating the Project Office is written for managers who are searching for ways to transform their organizations into more effective and efficient project-based workplaces. As this important book reveals, there is no more effective way to make that change than to create a project office tailored to the needs of the organization. While a project office model leads to better products from projects, it is also a vehicle for generating overall organizational change -- by transforming the organization from function-based to project-based. This model incorporates projects into the very fabric of the organizational strategy and revitalizes organizations, creates competitive advantage, and increases shareholder value.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787963989
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/07/2003
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business and Management Ser.
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
1,190,616
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

The Authors and Contributors xvii

PART ONE: CREATING THE CONDITIONS FOR CHANGE 1

1 Leading Organizational Change 7

2 Clear Danger: Creating a Sense of Urgency and Economic Value 33

3 Powerful Forces: Building a Guiding Coalition 53

4 Focus: Developing and Communicating the Project Office Vision and Strategy 83

5 Tell the Tale: Harnessing Internal Support 109
Robert Storeygard, 3M

PART TWO: MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN 125

6 Contact: Managing the Change 129

7 Implementing the Project Office: Case Study 167
Alfonso Bucero, PMP

8 Keep Moving: Getting Your Arms Around Chaos 197
Colonel Gary LaGassey, USAF

9 In or Out? Staffing and Operating the Project Office 219

PART THREE: MAKING CHANGE STICK 245

10 Looking Forward: Embedding Project Practices in the Culture of the Organization 249
Dennis Cohen, Strategic Management Group

11 The Tale We Tell 277

Appendix: Templates for Project Office Planning 291

References 299

Index 303

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