Moving from ad hoc practices to standardized processes may seem daunting, but organizations that invest the time and training and have an enterprise-wide orientation to project management can reap long-
term benefits. These include happier customers, improved efficiencies in cost and
schedule that lead to a stronger bottom line, achieving organizational strategies and
objectives, and a more durable outlook for the future.
According to PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession® study, high-performing organizations are three times more likely than low performers to use standardized, organization-wide project management practices.
Here’s a look at how four organizations made the leap—
and the lessons they learned along the way.