Conceiving projects

Where do projects come from? Are they part of a master plan or a response to a challenge or a problem? Most organisations' projects are a combination of both. Some companies prefer a selection of projects that suits their strategy; others prefer a mix that responds to their immediate operational needs; and many fall in between. In all cases, the lowest common denominator is a list of projects.

As the list lengthens, the implications for the way a company controls its projects grow. For instance, its structure may have to change in order to

A company structure

A company structure

Note: BAu = business as usual.

accommodate managing resources across several projects or it may have to become more flexible about setting priorities.

There are several ways of meeting the challenge of identifying projects.

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Project Management Made Easy

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