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Articles Tagged 'governance'

  • Why do projects not succeed when project governance is not formalised?—Vanessa Sore

    Why do projects not succeed when project governance is not formalised?

    Barriers exist at both the project and organisational level. These barriers influence the organisation’s aptitude to successfully implement and execute projects, as well as the overall performance and market penetration of the organisation. This paper aims to critically reflect upon the current barriers at the project and organisational level within a large Australian financial services organisation. The reflection identifies three key barriers at the project and organisational level concerning the lack of: formal project-based structure; project methodology familiarity and skilled project managers; and open dialogue prohibiting collaboration. Moreover, this reflective practice has allowed recommendations to be made to adjust governance structures to improve project performance and progress towards achieving organisation objectives. A new governance structure is recommended in pursuit of: implementing a formal project-based structure, embodying support from a Strategic PMO to bring accountabilities and opportunities amidst the organisation into line; aiding better education and appreciation of project management methodology with ongoing support from a Tactical PMO; and adopting effective communication. Thus, the paper outlines the importance of these recommendations to assure project governance ownership and liability across the organisation to achieve project success.

    Author: Vanessa Sore
    Review status: Postgraduate assignment (University of Technology Sydney) more
  • Assurance for high risk projects
    risk analysis

    Why do so many governing bodies allow their organisations to embark on high risk projects without insisting on a robust, independent assurance function? Pat Weaver addresses what assurance should do. more
  • Information governance for BI projects

    An information governance group is one mechanism to ensure a common language or standard definition of business words is used across the organisation. Cameron Johnson provides a case for how this group can be used in business intelligence projects. more