Project Capability

A project can be defined as a temporary team, tasked to create a unique result with benefits for the parent organization, subject to constraints such as time and cost. The popularity of projects as a work form is on the rise, specifically in knowledge type organizations around 80% of the workforce is permanently engaged in projects.


Projects are also a challenging work form where different management and scientific disciplines meet. The result is a multidimensional force field where aspects of strategy, control, creation, people, methods and operations compete for the attention, knowledge and skills of the team.


An old Dutch saying says: 'A colander will not float until you have plugged the very last hole.' This principle applies to projects as well, neglecting any element can potentially result in setbacks.


HYVES is a next generation project practise based on capability thinking. The framework helps to design and implement effective project capability at the strategic, tactical and operational level in the organization. Capability thinking is an alternative approach to process based methods like PMP and PRINCE2, and empirical methods within the agile family like SCRUM.


A capability-based method has a significant advantage, rather than adding yet another field to the management spectrum, the framework integrates other disciplines such program, portfolio, change, and risk management into an overarching theory synthesizing knowledge and practices.


On this website, you will find information about the HYVES philosophy, approach, courses, and books.






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