Project management improvement efforts--creating project management value by uniqueness or mainstream thinking

Finding ways to optimize approaches to managing projects is an increasingly important pursuit in today's volatile marketplace. This article examines three cases--each involving a Norwegian-based organization--that suggest how companies can improve their project management performance and why companies are looking for ways to improve such performance. In doing so, it overviews the three companies involved in this study and the comments from each company's survey participants in regards to their company's efforts to improve project management performance as well as their perceptions--both the positive and the negative--of using a standardized project management model. It looks at participant views on instituting a internal project management school across their enterprise and on improving project management performance.
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