Share the vision
When project managers fail to see how their projects align with their organization's strategies, they are hindering their organization's capability to realize business objectives and competitive advantages. This article explains the ways that project managers can link their project management approaches to their organization's strategic vision. In doing so, it discusses the factors that often prevent an organization from aligning projects with strategies. It describes how executives can help project managers link project outcomes to strategic objectives and how project managers can assess their project goals against organizational objectives. It then identifies the tactics that three organizations--Melavar (Duluth, GA, USA), Watson Wyatt (Reigate, UK), and Oklahoma Department of Human Services (Oklahoma City, OK, USA)--have used to align projects and strategies.