Currently published as: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
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Article citation: , (2001) "Project importance", Work Study, Vol. 50 Iss: 7, pp. -
I have been introducing a new project management methodology into the office not a "formal, third party" one, but one which I, and my senior staff, have devised to meet our own needs for a structured, non-bureaucratic approach. One problem is that the more we talk about project management and we have so many development projects that we need it! the more the important day-to-day service delivery recedes into the background in perceived importance. At least we have recognized this we don't want to de-motivate those staff who have little involvement in the "important" projects but are responsible for the quality of these day-to-day services. We are therefore building in checks and balances to ensure that development activity is seen in its rightful place within our portfolio of activity important and different, but not more important!