The link between organizational strategy and projects: A comparative study between theory and practice
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One of the major objectives of doing a project is to deliver the organizational strategy. One project can deliver one or more strategies. Earlier, a lot of work has been done on strategic management and project management, but on what happens in between these two has not been discussed in such extent previously. This thesis is an effort to investigate the link between the organizational strategy and the projects. By understanding and questioning theory and practice, a framework has been established. It explains the factors that affect the link between organizational strategy and the projects. It also explains which of these factors have a potential in future to link the organizational strategy with the projects. The results have shown that communication, skilled and capable people and the organizational culture are the key factors that link the organizational strategy with the projects. But at the same time, the current effect of communication and skilled and capable people is considerably less than desired by the organizations. This report is a contribution in the field of organizational project management. In addition to contribute to an interesting field for further research, the results can be used by the researchers and practitioners that are interested to improve the effect of organizational strategy in the projects and also the other way around.