You have now been introduced to some of the most significant challenges that you will face as a strategic manager of projects. Your task for the Tomorrow’s Company essay is two-fold.
a) Identify and briefly present the challenges that are pertinent in the management of projects in your industry specifically and what success looks like. If you are thinking of changing industries you should identify and briefly present the challenges and a definition of success that are pertinent to your target industry. Part (a) should be no longer than 700 words or 2 pages long. No marks will be allocated to part (a) but it is the basis of your answer to part (b).
b) Present your unique approach to strategically managing projects (20%). Critically evaluate your approach, what are the advantages and disadvantages of your approach to strategically managing projects in your industry specifically (80%).
In answering part (b) you need to use academic literature and show that you have considered the challenges/definition of success that you have identified in part (a). Your approach needs to be strategic and specific. Focus on how you would design/shape your projects to make it strategic and on specific actions/processes/initiatives that you think that you will need to be a successful strategic manager of projects.