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How Do Leaders Influence Your Organization's Culture?

Growing Your Business | Global Strategic Management Solutions

 The amount of training can dictate how successful project management is in your organization's culture. If taught what they need to know your project-management staff will be more knowledgeable and skilled along with having more discipline to do their jobs. Training is only one faction in your organizational culture though. Many things figure into you being able to deliver projects in a satisfactory manner. Two of these things happen to be culture and structure.GAPM-Trial

 Culture Dramatically Impacts the Success Rate You Achieve

The culture of your organization dramatically impacts the success rate you achieve. I am not just talking about one particular project when I say this. This goes for all the projects going on inside the organization. All culture means is in what manner things are performed in the organization. Culture will affect projects in many ways.

 Are Your Processes Good?

 Make sure your organization has effective processes in place for the people to be guided by. This will be the most important factor in the success of a project. When your organization uses an effective project-management process, it will have success more often on any of the projects it undertakes.  The whole project team typically understands how to develop and go by a plan, and should know how to utilize the general processes to successfully scope out changes, deal with issues and effectively cope with risk.


 Some organizations have the processes mentioned above but their people do not follow them. Simply put, control is the function of management to see the people are doing the things they should be doing. If the organization's management structure is searching out projects and involved in them, and your project managers are making sure the necessary processes are being followed, then the organization will be more successful. On the other hand if each of the project managers are left on their own and are only supported in a disorganized fashion, you will be at risk for failing big time.


 There are those organizations that do not do a good job training their project managers. Their overall training is usually not the best either. When your project managers lack the proper skills, you will be more likely to fail than to succeed.

 What their Roles Are

 When the organizations are successful the people understand what their roles are with the various projects and the duties they are supposed to perform. This not only involves the clients, but the stakeholders and sponsors too. The sponsors need to watch over the quality of their project in the organization. If the project manager is left in a vacuum when the projects are going on then the organization will not have success on a continual basis.

 Culture plays the more major role in whether your organization can be successful with its projects. If the projects are not finished in a successful manner, the project managers are not the ones to blame. They are working within a culture that is not supporting them enough in their efforts. All of top management must evaluate the effectiveness of the culture involved with the failing projects. If the culture does not change the project managers will continue to have a hard time succeeding.

 Your organization structure could hamper you from having success too. This structure usually sets the way for how effectively you work on the projects and how well you can share resources with other organizations.

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