Most people dislike change and as uncomfortable as it may be. At some given point we are forced to conform or change in order to keep up to the rest of the industry/society/world in order to stay leading edge and competitive. Taking the best practices and lesson learned, often lead to organizational change and success. However, forcing unnecessary organizational change when dealing with the present circumstances of the existing culture- can significantly impede or even prevent the necessary improvement in change of an organization for the better.
Our observation has been that people and companies have just become complacent in their present state of how their workflow people and business units function. One of the underlying reasons why many organizations/ people have become resistant to change. They like the way the process is and see no need to change or to improve.
I refer to kaizen at this point: the definition is; – a Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement of working practices, personal efficiency.
By having the right project systems and the right people trained, you can allow for a single methodology or process that could be applied to each and every project. Proper integration of existing systems into a single system which will allow for smooth data gathering points, management and analytical processes used to predict outcomes on a particular projects.
The key to delivery is people, proper knowledge transfer, processes and the right tools used to plan, manage and mitigate cost and schedule issues and any risk events that may impact a project no matter what the size of an organization is. This in turn can actually lead to a more profitable way of delivering projects.