The recently concluded Project Management Institute (PMI) Africa Conference in Lagos, Nigeria, included a series of roundtable discussions.
One of the most striking was deliberations hosted by Dr. Lambert Ofoegbu to orient how to prepare organisations for adopting the hybrid project management approach. Dr. Ofoegbu’s topic reiterates the emerging awareness of ‘Agile Methodologies’ that necessitates the essence of integrating ‘Agile’ practices into the usual ‘Predictive’ methodology for managing projects. Combining the two veritable approaches, he said would establish a structured interchange that lines the best fit for the two approaches positing the ‘Hybrid’ Approach.
Dr. Ofoegbu’s round table discussions oriented the Hybrid Organisational Project Management (HOPM). The dialogues bordered on letting the participants understand the essence of organisation-wide Hybrid project management. The delegates equally established how to assess organisations for HOPM and determined which readiness questions an assessor can ask to prepare an organisation for adopting HOPM.
He said; “the inherent versatility of adopting organisation-wide Hybrid project management is becoming more desirable, exposing the need for systematic readiness toward HOPM.”
In the end, participants gained insights on the attributes of a desktop Organisational Project Management (OPM) Readiness Assessment (RA) and how best to establish a roadmap for enthroning Hybrid Organizational Project Management (HOPM). Dr. Lambert Ofoegbu, the foremost Certified Organizational Project Management Professional in Africa, promotes a specific interest group on HOPM. The group is working collaboratively to establish a product that would cater for organisations in the area of Hybrid Project Management.