No small task
Many small and mid-size organizations mistakenly believe that project management is only for large companies implementing large-budget projects. This paper explains the lessons that one project manager has learned during her career, from her first assignment to her current position as president of the IT consultancy Luxerge LLC (Houston, TX, USA). It identifies why small and mid-sized firms often fail to invest in project management; it describes how project managers can generate the internal support needed to promote and establish project management within small and mid-sized companies. It then summarizes five techniques that can help project managers working in small and mid-sized companies overcome some of the obstacles they often encounter while initiating and implementing projects.