The Right Moves: Tom Bourgeois
Shell International Exploration & Production, The Hague, Netherlands
By using a formal methodology for managing projects, organizations can both manage projects more efficiently and identify potential issues more effectively. This article discusses how project management has contributed to the long-term success of global oil, gas, and pertrochemical giant Royal Dutch Shell. In doing so, it explains why Shell practices project management, looking at the benefits and value of using the discipline to identify and prioritize oil exploration initiatives. It also overviews Shell's approach to developing the skills of its project management staff.