A Concise Guide to Project Collaboration: Building a Delivery Organization
Easy to read by an executive and act on immediately, this concise guide shows how organizations can use specific collaborative techniques within the context of a business-friendly lifecycle. Models that clearly illustrate the gaps between provider and owner point the way to practical solutions, developed by the author into 22 precise techniques drawn from selected administrative and professional practices well-matched for collaboration between owner and provider. This organization-centric concept of PM acknowledges the obvious – corporate projects operate in a corporate environment which can be favorable or unfavorable. To build an environment favorable to responsible collaboration a specific recipe must be followed, as good intentions are not enough to eliminate recurring frictions and impediments encountered by projects. The owner is given business control and the provider retains project control. Robin calls this a Delivery Organization aligned to the business. The guide lays out exactly what must be done to implement this mature version of PM, to integrate with the business, and to ensure consistent delivery. It must inevitably result in a more productive and gratified project manager, and a satisfied project owner.