March 17 – Brussels – 3 approaches to develop the Project management culture within a company

The PMI Belgium chapter is very happy to invite for its second national event for 2016.

During this event we will have a chance to speak about different possibilities to develop the Project management culture within a company; but also, as every year, we will recognize the work of Mario Vanhoucke’s students @UGent for their contribution to the science of Project management.

Pascal Vanden Bossche
Pascal Vanden Bossche

Keynote speaker: Pascal Vanden Bossche

Over the last couple of years, we have seen that lots of organizations now have some project management background and instead of introducing project management they start to look at how to professionalize project management, so this a PM development 2.0 wave if you want. While in the past the drivers were often HR, today we often see PMO’s or project managers themselves who are driving this development.

We will present 3 possible approaches that can be used to organize this professionalization (by the PMO or individual PM’s) and what works best depends on the company culture.

  1. The traditional approach in which top-down a methodology is defined and then everyone is trained, the ‘old’ consultancy paradigm
  2. The more inclusive approach in which a working group is involved, still quite conceptual but with some checks with the community
  3. Or finally the newer (coming from Organizational Development area and newer books like Reinventing Organizations) and heavily Agile inspired co-creation method, based on experiments, action learning and the adage fail often, fail early.

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