A major change has been taking place in project management and is likely to accelerate over the next decades: Projects break through the protective walls of organisations. Internal projects – those that are run entirely within the walls of the organisation – often find themselves facing resistance from functional staff and delays caused by standardised processes imposed on project managers and their teams. Modern organisations learn fast, but most are still too slow to develop the skills that are needed to support these internal projects. Organisations therefore look outside their corporate walls to find vendors prepared and able to help them achieve their goals. This moves the work from internal project management to project business: the exchange of services for payment to deliver projects, or in other words, performing projects under contract.
The Project Business foundation has taken it upon themselves to codify this environment and how project managers can engage with the challenges in it.
Their 188 page and comprehensive book is available completely for free at https://my.project-business.org/resources/Documents/Project_Business_Study_Book.pdf