If you review many of the international project management standards as well as many of the project management courses, you will see a great degree of complexity. Standards have evolved over time to meet the demands of increasingly complex requirements of project management. I can see the need for such complexity with large detailed projects such as systems development and implementation. The question I raise is, has all this complexity confused and deterred the basics of sound project management particularly...

A business strategy defines where you want to go and how you are going to get there. You primarily need a strategy to: Set direction and priorities so that it is clear what success means and what needs to be done to achieve your vision for the company. Have a common purpose or understanding of where the business is going. You want everyone in your company to know where you are going with the business and what role each department or...