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GartnerGroup Entire contents © 2000 by Gartner Group, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this publication in any form without prior written permission is forbidden. The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. GartnerGroup disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. GartnerGroup shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies in the information contained herein or for interpretations thereof. The reader assumes sole responsibility for the selection of these materials to achieve its intended results. The opinions expressed herein are subject to change without notice. Strategic Planning, SPA-12-1300 K. Harris, P. Phelan Research Note 4 December 2000 Project Management: A New Look for a New Economy Project management is in the throes of change. Traditional methods and skills are not enough to ensure success in projects that span multiple enterprises or enable emerging business capabilities. The percentage of projects that fail to meet objectives hovers near 50 percent. Combined with growing complexity of project team structures and the project work itself, the impact on financial and business initiatives is increasing (e.g., financial returns are lower than planned or negative and business deliverables are less robust or later than planned). Enterprises must develop a discipline in project management that assures project success or they will continually compromise their financial and business goals (see Note 1). Project management has been viewed by many enterprises as the near-exclusive domain of the IS organization, with a focus on ensuring reliable technology implementations. In leading enterprises, project management is becoming more broadly adopted and is now viewed as a needed discipline in every business area. Further, enterprises expect that a stable of skilled project managers and robust project management will enable them to successfully navigate and absorb multiple waves of change. • Knowledge work is becoming the pervasive work style, and individual employees have more authority and span of control. Project management techniques and methodologies are needed by knowledge workers to manage individual and team projects. • Increasing fusion of technology and business processes result in initiatives that are broader in the scope of project management required. • Many initiatives span multiple enterprises and competitive, as well as cooperative, boundaries. Project management is expected to provide the wide array of skills and approaches needed to manage complex enterprise relationships and partner agreements, as well as the project work. Core Topics
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