Explore a set of achievable steps that any-sized organizations can take to begin a process of getting a handle on its projects and key activities. Once these basic tactics yield some results, you gain credibility, and then you can get fancier. The steps discussed here are not doctrine (sometimes they defy doctrine) but they have been used, they work, and they stick, in organizations that had been floundering. That's not a bad place to start.
This blog is not about how things work in organizations that have had decades of successful practice. A hesitant organization is very different from those that are imagined in the consensus best practices. There are many managers and teams who really have been burned by inept PM practices before, and many others who fear that they will have to give up their autonomy and freewheeling style for no clear reward.
Experienced practitioners will find plenty of places to disagree with the approaches suggested here, and they are more than welcome to do so.
lease help make it better by adding comments or contact the blog author, to share your ideas for topics that should be added - maybe via guest post by you ...
Speaking of guest posts, here's one that Laura Barnard was kind enough to invite me to do: it's called Be Careful What You Ask For: Best Practices are a Destination, not a Start-Point", and it provides the general "big picture" for you.
The table of contents gives you an idea of what's coming. It's going to be a work in progress. With your help.
The Basic Language: Words, words, words
Phase I - Getting a Grip
Phase III - Smooth Running