Project Governance

Some organizations use their existing management structures for oversight and project governance. There are many problems with this approach; it can slow down decision making, introduce politics into project decisions and significantly reduce accountability for project success.

Without project governance, the decision making framework for ‘business as usual’ activities interfere with business change initiatives and project execution. This can undermine a company’s investments in project management tools, processes and training as well as put the projects themselves at risk.

Some companies confuse or blur the lines between project governance and stakeholder management. In these cases, stakeholders, in a quest to better understand the progress of a project, often feel the need to get more involved and end up in the detailed discussions of committee meetings. This slows down decision making and the stakeholder information needs are rarely met.

MKMP consultants have experience in helping large organizations set up project governance frameworks for improved decision making, project execution and accountability. By setting up Project Boards or Project Steering Committees with the appropriate authority levels, project decisions are made faster and in a more logical and repeatable fashion. It is also very clear exactly who is accountable for project success.

Management processes are often the last thing implemented in an enterprise project management deployment and in some cases, are left out all together. MKMP can help you successfully implement or improve project governance, putting you on the path to improved decision making, accountability and project success.