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Project Execution Solutions: Defining the roadmap for optimal future state

This series covers the process for how to achieve change to become a more successful project-based organization.  This post will drill into the second step of this process: Defining the Roadmap for Optimal Future State.

Once you know where you are and where you would like to be, you need to decide how you will get there. That is, you need to develop a plan for change.

  1. Determine the initiatives that will be necessary to deliver the Project-Project Vision,
  2. Define a “project charter” for each initiative,
  3. Prioritize and Sequence the initiative,
  4. Provide governance oversight of the “mini portfolio” to ensure the Vision is delivered.

The final deliverable will be the Roadmap. This plan for change then needs to be Implemented and fully Adopted in the organization. This leads us into the overall process for organization improvement: the Vision – Implement – Adopt (VIA) Methodology. You can learn more about that process here.

To refer to our previous posts on Analysis / Vision / Roadmap, click here for the introduction, here for Current State assessment, and here for defining desired future state.

You may also access our comprehensive white paper on addressing the challenges of project and portfolio management with an enterprise Project Management Office here.