29 Jan Strategic Plan for the Implementation of a New PM Model
By Dean Kashiwagi, Kenneth Sullivan, John Savicky
The University of Minnesota has been implementing the best value Performance Information Procurement System (PIPS) for the last four years. PIPS uses a new project management model which transfers risk and control to the vendor, and minimizes the client’s PM activities. The performance of the vendors has increased and the number of transactions has been minimized, however, many of the project managers have resisted the new PM model. The resistance of the PMs has resulted in the analysis of the strategic plan to implement the new project management model. The result of the analysis is that the strategic plan must concentrate on the development of the core team of visionaries and not on the implementation of the new PM model.
The tactical plan on the mechanics of the new PM model is also required, but is not as important as nurturing the core team of visionaries who are leading the change. The strategic plan ensures the sustainability of the new PM model.
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