Today’s organisations exist in a climate of constant and increasing change. Organisations that have learned how to transform themselves through effective leadership and strategic control are more likely to survive and prosper. Programme management is increasingly being recognised as key to enabling organisations to manage that transformation.
Where there is a major change there will be complexity, risk, many interdependencies to manage, and conflicting priorities to resolve. Experience shows that organisations are likely to fail to deliver change successfully where:
- There is insufficient board-level support
- Leadership is weak
- There are unrealistic expectations of the organisational capacity and capability to change
- There is an insufficient focus on benefits
- There is no real picture of the future capability
- There is a poorly defined or poorly communicated vision
- The organisation fails to change the culture
- There is an insufficient engagement of stakeholders.