Discussion forum for members of the Massachusetts Bay Organizational Development Learning Group

Thursday, October 11, 2007

How can the disciplines and practitioners of OD and of project management cooperate and learn from one another?

For our October 10 program meeting on “Systemic Project Leadership” Joe Turner and Ken Kerber showed us a model and training us on a tool for combining systems thinking, project management and organizational change techniques in a way that might be described as making project management and OD intervention. Their model is based is on connecting the three streams of project management: the project stream, the change stream, and the systems stream. Their tool involves considering twelve different aspects of the project.

Those attending found this session to be valuable learning. We’ve made our question of the month the general issues of the relationship project management and organizational development. Perhaps contributors can give their ideas on this subject, as well as some examples backing these up and their thoughts on the Systemic Project Leadership model.

Jim Murphy