By B. McManus and R. Cacioppe

Projects provide managers with a practical means of adapting actions, culture, behavior, skills, systems and structure to bring opportunities into reality. Enhancing a project’s effectiveness and outcomes can create a competitive advantage for an organization. A project manager must adopt both management and leadership skills to ensure project success. The Integral Project Management and Leadership approach provides a framework to do this by integrating four key elements:

  1. The project lifecycle which creates urgency, focuses resources and identifies the level of effort required at the defining, planning, executing and delivering stages of a project
  2. An integral perspective which includes four quadrants or perspectives of reality. including personal, cultural, behavior and skills and systems all of equal importance to successful leadership and management of a project.
  3. The five levels of Integral project management provide a clear way of evaluating the project in terms how well the integral four quadrants are being implemented.
  4. Eight elements and three catalysts required for successful implementation of a project. If one or more elements or catalysts are missing then the likelihood of achieving successful project is reduced.

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