It’s clear that project management isn’t the most exciting topic around executive roundtables and Board meetings yet it can make or break almost any critical corporate objective. Often, I hear, “Leave it to the project teams to implement”. Although that makes sense, it doesn’t receive nearly the interest as implementing a “new program” such as lean or scorecarding or whatever is perceived as the latest and greatest “fix” to all ailments. Thus, the project teams drudge along but don’t have the same level of recognition and passion for accelerating progress and delivering results.
A partial answer to this dilemma is to promote your project. Generate the interest. It’s amazing what can be achieved through executive interest and enthusiasm alone. I’ve written an article on how to promote and market a project to ensure success. Read a few tips here.