|9.||The MBO program may not be integrated into the other management systems (i.e., budgeting, personnel, etc.).|
MBO is a simple concept, but very difficult to put into practice. It can be very effective, however, in the project environment, as an aid to the project manager in motivating and working with the members of the project team. The greatest benefit to top management, project managers, and functional managers is that MBO provides yardsticks for performance evaluation. The process functions well only if it is an integral part of the organization's merit review and reward system. In addition, it will only work if great care is taken to ensure that objectives and goals are achievable and verifiable. If these precautions are taken, MBO can help take some of the load off the project manager's shoulders.