Project Management:

Business Systems Approach


Strategic Project Management (SPM)

SPM vs. Conventional Project Management


Adapted from
Strategic Project Management,
Tony Grundy and Laura Brown




Conventional Project Management


Link with business strategy

direct and explicit

vague and distant

Project definition

usually portrayed as a 'given'

highly flexible, creative, depending on options

Project planning

follows on directly from project definition

only done once a project strategy is set

Attitude to detail

absolutely central it is all about control

10 Key Project Leader Skills

important but only in context tries always to see the big ('helicopter') picture

Importance of stakeholders

emphasis on formal structures: project manager, team, sponsor

far-reaching stakeholder analysis requires continual scanning

The importance of uncertainty

coped with through critical path analysis (after activity planning)

uncertainty analysis done first, then activities planned






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