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Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes: Proven Methods to Meet Organizational Goals by Randal Wilson

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7. Operations Strategy Using Project Management

7.1 Introduction

As organizations grow their operations to accommodate increasing market demand, an important strategy for maintaining successful growth relates to how the operation is organized and managed. Traditional or functional organizations typically place emphasis on a strategy of organizing departments based on specific groupings of work activity. The strategy with a functional organization is to focus on the efficiency of each individual group so that collectively the operation is meeting strategic objectives. As we have learned in earlier chapters, the use of projects within a functional organization is typically limited to the occasional process improvement or development of documentation ...

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