Gartner Research

Factor Enterprise Culture Into Project Portfolio Resource Planning

Published: 04 March 2014

ID: G00259187

Analyst(s): Michael Hanford


Failure to align resources with cultural realities can impair successful project delivery and weaken management's perception of the resource management discipline. PMO and portfolio leaders can set utilization targets and tailor the definition of "full utilization" to shelter project resources.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Go Beyond Industry-Standard Practices, and Align Your Resource Practices to Your Existing Organizational Cultural Realities — Whether You Like Them or Not
  • Assess Your IT Cultural Ecosystem, and Determine Where Utilization Targets Can Help
  • Create Baseline Utilizations for Each Role, and Apply Initial Deviations to Fit Them to Your Cultural Ecosystem
  • Pilot Your Tailored Utilization Targets, Assess Results, and Then Refine and Implement Them More Broadly

Case Study

  • Broken Governance and Raining Changes

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