Help, I've just implemented governance!

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Part4 of a farce in 6 parts. Why not help 'David' by posting your answers below?

Dear all,

Well, Im really into this now, but Im starting to wonder about the bigger picture. Ive just gone and set up some really smart protocols for how we scrutinise our projects on start-up and closure. We did it for really good reasons. We had all kinds of projects kicking off burning goodness knows how much resource, and I could never really put my finger on what they produced.

Unfortunately, all that seems to have happened is that weve spent a lot on someone to set up review meetings, weve delayed all kinds of things that should have started sooner, and were still trying to do too much and not really satisfying everyone but at least we know that all the smaller projects have been getting really good review time.

Im getting all kinds of stick for doing what I thought was the right thing. Help - Where did I go wrong?

Yours Etc

Part 1 - Help, Ive just implemented a PMO!

Part2 - Help, Ive just implemented a project management tool!

Part 3 - Help, Ive just trained everyone!

David Dunning

Posted by David Dunning on 8th Apr 2013

About the Author

David Dunning is the founding director at Chase Management Services and Chair of Corporate Project Solutions. He provides director level advice, guidance and critical friendship in portfolio, programme and project management. He is very interested in aligning innovation and portfolio management, and is currently focusing on developing a core P3M data model with other volunteers to give the public domain the basis for a shareable P3M Governance framework.

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