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A Manager’s Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply Best Practices by Michael B. Bender

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5. A Framework for Strategic Alignment

The previous chapter presented core concepts for aligning projects with the organization’s objectives and strategic plan. In this chapter, I present a structure and framework to achieve that alignment. First, I expand on the goals breakdown structure introduced in Chapter 3, “Project Definition and Planning,” and apply it to the entire organization. Then I present how to structure elements that already exist in your organization to promote alignment, ranging from your mission statement to your strategic plan. Finally, I offer a model for characterizing projects to improve resource balancing throughout the organization.

For simplicity, I use the term project(s) to refer to both projects and programs for ...

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