Make a move

The dynamic and hyper-competitive nature of today's global marketplace is driving organizations large and small to continuously evolve their processes for--and approach to--operating. In doing so, an increasing number of executives are transforming their previous ad hoc organizations into project-centric machines. This article features four executives--speaking through a question-and-answer format--talking about the impact that adopting a project management approach has had on their organization's culture. It explores issues related to the project management components used to establish an enterprise project management (EPM) practice, the role executives play in regard to the efforts of project managers and project teams, the role project managers play in regard to executive decision-making, and the challenges involved in--and the benefits derived from--implementing an EPM practice. Accompanying this article are two sidebars: One profiles each of the four featured executives in relation to their organization'
registered user content locked

Log in or join PMI to gain access

or Register



Related Content

  • pulse-of-the-profession-2019-thumbnail.jpg

    Pulse of the Profession 2019

    What’s your PMTQ? Our Pulse of the Profession® research shows that organizations that combine technical skills with project management approaches drive more successful outcomes.

  • PM Network

    Bracing for a Storm member content locked

    By Gustafson, Katie The global economy has been called "buoyant" and "bullish." But what if it goes bust? Developing markets hit 4.5 percent combined growth in 2018 and seem on track to hit 4.7 percent this year,…

  • PM Network

    Familiar Faces member content locked

    By Bishel, Ashley Widespread use of facial recognition technology isn't just for phones anymore. Retail companies are launching projects to drive revenue, cut costs, eliminate theft and improve the customer…

  • PM Network

    Remade to Order member content locked

    By Fister Gale, Sarah McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook ordered change—and he wanted it fast. The leader of the world's second-largest restaurant chain last year gave his team less than a year to complete a massive…

  • PM Network

    R&D Race member content locked

    R&D can be the lifeblood of innovative initiatives, and an October PwC study shows that—across almost all regions and industries—the blood is pumping.


Publishing or acceptance of an advertisement is neither a guarantee nor endorsement of the advertiser's product or service. View advertising policy.