Chart your Project on the Dragon1 Project Landscape Map
In this blog I am going to explore how and why visualizing the structure of a project itself and what benefits this will have for the decision maker.
Projects are still hard to manage
Every organization deals with projects and often an approach like Prince2 and software like MS-Project are used to get a grip on projects. But this is not sufficient.
So, from my own experience doing project management I often noticed that visualizations of the project itself were missing. I was surprised that in a steering group committee or project team there was not a supported or even common view of the project structure. Of course you have auditors, but they often were not on time to signal what had to be repaired to the project structure. And also a lot of project managers, because of time and budget pressure, were not in the position solving the project structure problem.
Why create a visualization of the Project itself?
With a visualization of the project itself you can measure, check, evaluate and change the structure of the project. You can organize the correct environment for the project to excel. You can build the structure correctly. Make sure everything is in place. With a visualization of the project it is much more easier to communicate everything is in place, than with the project plan in text only.
With a visualization of the structure of the project itself you can create a common view of the structure of the project and make it a supported one.
My suggestion it that the owner/client has to demand of a steering group that they have an updated Project Landscape Map for every project and that they will report on it monthly. The project landscape maps have to be filed for permanent access, surviving organizational changes. And this way of working has to be made part of the quality system of the organization.
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