Project Management in Thailand is still in its infancy!
This was the headline of an article published in an earlier edition of a special report on project management across the Asia Pacific. Few companies in Thailand recognize the importance of a centralized Project Management Office (PMO) managing and controlling project-related activities. Given the size of Thai companies and their limited project portfolios, existing functional departments separately handle project management activities without any centralized standard for management or control. This also leads to reduced authority and influence for the assigned project manager. While introducing a PMO within Thai companies is crucial, adapting standard processes and practices should consider differing customs, business practices, organizational cultures, and relationships that exist among project stakeholders. [Read more…]