Strategy Execution on #pmchat
OCTOBER 14, 2016
On Friday 14th October at 5pm UK time (12pm ET), I’ll be hosting #pmchat for an hour alongside Deanne Earle on Strategy Execution and Portfolio Management. Friday afternoons on Twitter is the place for project practitioners to kick back for an hour and have a chat with other practitioners around the world. A pretty vast topic which means the #pmchat will certainly be alight with discussion.
Strategies for Project Sponsorship
OCTOBER 4, 2016
The book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” addresses the challenges of sponsorship from all three vantage points – that of the project manager, the project sponsor and the organisation. The post Strategies for Project Sponsorship appeared first on IPMA Blog - Learn more about project management. In recent blogposts we already highlighted the importance of project sponsorship. In a nutshell, project sponsorship is an active senior management role, identifying the business needs, ensuring the project remains a viable proposition and supporting the project manager in all regards.
Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch
The Digital Project Manager
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
The post Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Remote project management is growing in popularity but how can we make projects a success and empower our team to thrive when we’re not face. General How-to Guides
The Canvas Strategy
Zen Project Management
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
One piece of advice I appreciated is what he called the canvas strategy. This strategy will accomplish a number of things. I’m making my way through the Tim Ferris' book Tools of Titans. It’s well over 600 pages but it has a lot of useful, interesting advice, though I'll admit some of it is a bit out there. He breaks the book up into three areas; Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. The book is really just a summary of podcasts done over the years with some other advice added in. The idea really came from Ryan Holiday. It will keep your ego from getting to big.
Change your Project Risk Management Strategy
PM by PM
OCTOBER 18, 2015
What is your Project Risk Management Strategy? Is there any other Project Risk Management Strategy?” ” In my experience “deal with the problem when it comes” is the most frequently used Project Risk Management Strategy (also called Project Risk Response Strategy). The post Change your Project Risk Management Strategy appeared first on PM-by-PM.
Cut, Cut, Cut: Elimination Strategies To Boost Productivity
Project Management Hacks
JANUARY 12, 2017
Elimination is an underrated productivity strategy we all need to practice. If elimination is such a great strategy, why isn’t it more popular? It’s one of the best ways to eliminate that “crazy busy” feeling that make the week feel like a long slog. There’s a few reasons to consider. stresses adding activities as the path to success. Why those times?
6 proven project team communication strategies
JUNE 8, 2016
Whatever media they use, project teams will increase their chances of achieving their goals if they develop successful strategies for keeping everyone informed about what’s going on. Hold regular strategy meetings for the entire team. Project teams are in a constant state of communication via email, videoconferences, telephone calls, texts, face-to-face discussions and even nonverbal interactions. Here are some tips for communicating effectively during the course of a project. Meet regularly. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People
Girl's Guide to PM
JUNE 26, 2016
In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. There is, unfortunately, no fail-safe strategy when dealing with difficult stakeholders. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.
The value of strategy
Musings on Project Management
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
"I will not take by sacrifice that which I can achieve by strategy" General Douglas MacArthur And, so what we have in that philosophy, when put in project context, is the oft-criticized 'brute force approach' vs a more subtle tactical alternative. We see it all Strategic Plan StrategyWhere this shows up more often than not is using the right tool for the right job, and preparing the context for using the tools.
Strategies for Project Sponsorship
Guerrilla Project Management
AUGUST 21, 2013
Vicki James, Peter Taylor, and Ron Rosenhead share their insights on the secrets to effective project sponsorship from their new book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” Research into the causes of project failure clearly shows there is a real problem around the Project Sponsor role. The Project sponsor is critical to project success, yet it is. Leadership Podcasts
6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing IT projects
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
The good news is, there are some proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing projects. Regardless of business size, industry or structure, many projects today are unfortunately still selected and initiated in a siloed department-by-department manner, without considering the overall strategic impact. What are the risks of initiating projects in this manner? Businesses run the risk of more than one area competing for the same project resources, including people and technologies, and also conflicting deadlines and goals.
Content Marketing as a part of Inbound Strategy
DECEMBER 7, 2016
This is a continuation of our previous article – Introduction to Content Marketing. Today, we will explain the differences between outbound and inbound marketing, and explain the main assumptions of the latter. Inbound marketing is a vital part of Internet Marketing – it is being used by marketers all around the globe, as the methods […]. Real Cases
Why your business strategies must constantly change
AUGUST 11, 2015
It’s virtually impossible for organizations to make sound strategic decisions and completely accomplish objectives when deprived of strong change management strategies. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Lao Tzu In the business world, change is all around us, almost every minute of the day. It can come in the form of: Stakeholder expectations. Human resources. The environment (Internal or external). Management. Organizational structure. Policies and processes. Regulatory/legislated changes. Cash flow. Competition. Products or services.
Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy
Project Risk Coach
JULY 27, 2016
After a simple analysis exercise (considering relationship and agreement) it then comes down to developing an influencing strategy. If people are against you, make sure you’ve got something in your strategy to at least remove the risk they pose to your influencing goal. While complex strategies may be fun, simple wins the day in my book. Maybe stating the obvious.
6 Ways Project Management Can Be A Winning Strategy for Entrepreneurs
PM for the Masses
OCTOBER 22, 2015
The post 6 Ways Project Management Can Be A Winning Strategy for Entrepreneurs appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. This is a guest post by Sabita Saleem (bio below post). More and more people are transitioning from their day jobs to realizing their dreams of starting a business. A smart and brave move indeed! Blog Guest Posts
Business Dysfunction, Malfunction and Strategy
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
The root cause of this dysfunction is the lack of line of sight traceability for Why the firm is in business to how the firm fulfills the strategy needed to deliver on that WHY. Here's one way that has been shown over the years to connect the dots between Why and How and critically importantly, how the projectize the work efforts needed to implement the strategy. Balanced Scorecard StrategyMike Cottmeyer posted. This is an interesting article that misses the point of what's going on. When you don't have sufficient encapsulation, you end up with too much orchestration.
Stages of Building the Content Marketing Strategy
DECEMBER 2, 2016
Content marketing is based on clarifying the exact target group to which the message is directed – we call such group persona. If we do not specify the addressed, the messages won’t actually be directed to anyone. While “designing” the persona we should take into account the views and opinions of all the people in […]. Real Cases
The 5 Reasons You Need Planning a Strategy
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Planning a strategy is time-consuming; apart from exerting so much time and effort in it, you need to gather experienced people for the job. And the people should be devoted and not chicken out once the strategy plan is implemented. Another factor to take note is when planning a strategy; you cannot go wrong with specific and clear details. But the burning question is: why do organizations feel the need to plan a strategy ? What will happen to their products and services once they start planning a strategy? Planning a Strategy #2: To Get Everyone Together.
Are we going to do things better in 2017?
JANUARY 9, 2017
Re-inventing the wheel is for many organizations and projects still a idely used strategy. Featured Know how Opinions Project management Strategy“Well Mr. Buijnsters. Again full of good intentions for the new year?” This way the dental assistant welcomes me to the bi-annual dental check. And of course we all start the New Year with good intentions and promises.
Leadership’s Project Management Challenges
Gina Abudi PM
MARCH 17, 2016
Project Management project management benefits project management strategy project strategy strategic project management value of project managementLeadership in many organizations – even today – are challenged with project management and where it fits in. Understanding the value of project management to the organization is a significant challenge for leaders. Too often it is considered as tactical – with no real thought or understanding of the strategic value of it. Shortchanging the [.].
You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product
APRIL 29, 2015
The Product Strategy Grid. Steven Haines wrote The Product Manager’s Desk Reference , and from ( the first edition of ) his book I learned about the product strategy grid. As a product manager, we build roadmaps to help communicate to the team building the product, a set of instructions / goals / themes designed to manifest the product strategy. Really works.
A Simple Approach to Your Content Marketing Strategy
DECEMBER 8, 2016
Content marketing is a strategy that helps reach potential customers with an offer, using a variety of tools with comparable effectiveness. Even the best content, if not properly promoted, will remain anonymous –on the Internet one will find many articles on the same topic, which are being promoted more effectively. Therefore, we must carefully select […]. Real Cases
Governance models for Non for Profit Organisation: From theory to Practice
MAY 8, 2016
IPMA is in the process of implementing its 2020 strategy. Corporate strategy as a central function of the executive board. According to the new corporate governance model, corporate strategy is a central function of the supervisory board (see previous table). Non-profit boards are often involved in strategy making and policy clarification. Dimension. Theoretical Basis.
Virtual Project Management Offices – a real option for large organisations
JUNE 20, 2016
Prerequisites for establishing a virtual PMO are a clear vision, mission and strategy for the management of projects, programmes and portfolios, a project-friendly culture, a clear leadership and team-setting with roles and responsibilities as well as availability of electronic tools fostering the collaboration. Featured Know how PMO Projects Strategy
DECEMBER 10, 2014
What good enough means, precisely, for your customer, for a particular capability of a particular product, given your product strategy is unique. Agile Kano Analysis Prioritization Product Management Product Strategy Requirements Requirements Models Software development Kano analysis lean startup mvp product strategyNo one really tells us. Otherwise this is all academic.
Product Owner Manager – Alone Together
APRIL 12, 2016
Together, the product people need to take an organization’s strategy, figure out the appropriate product strategy, and convert that into actionable work for the delivery teams to create the right product. The product manager is responsible for prioritizing the user goals in the context of all of the other goals that manifest as product strategy. larger version ]. [Ed:
Measure What Matters
The Clever PM
MARCH 22, 2017
Product Management Definitions Do's Don't Good PM Leadership Metrics Planning StrategyMany people are aware of the famous quote from Peter Drucker, “What gets measured, gets managed.” ” But what people don’t often consider is that what’s being measured and managed might actually not matter at all at the end of the day. When we measure things that don’t actually drive us to improve, we’re just acting like a […].
Features do not a Product Roadmap Make
APRIL 7, 2015
Other themes could be “improve our positioning relative to competitor X” or “fill in a missing component in our portfolio strategy.” A “release backlog” or “product backlog” is defined within the context of strategy – which is manifested in the roadmap. Why and What and When. ” #prodmgmt. Which What? Context in Agile.
Definition of Done
MARCH 5, 2017
Agile Business Capabilities Decision Making Estimating Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Strategy Technical Performance Measuresthat add verifiable and demonstrable value to the product. Very simple definition of done can be encapsulated as follows: Code Complete, Test Complete, Approved by Product Owner. And many more.
Classifying Market Problems
AUGUST 1, 2014
Think “ blue ocean strategy ” here. When you’re reviewing a roadmap in light of a strategy, there are several different ways you need to look at your plan. Product Management Product Strategy Requirements Requirements Models market problems product strategyWe wrote about the whole product game based on Mr. Levitt’s work. Whole Product Model.
What Can a PM Learn From Gaming?
The Clever PM
OCTOBER 13, 2016
Product Management Culture Games Good PM Interactions Leadership PM Problem Solving Psychology Strategy UncertaintyWhile Product Management might be my career of choice, my primary hobby of choice has to be gaming. I’ve been playing games in one form or another for as long as I can remember — tabletop games, video games, role-playing games…you name it, I’ve played some permutation of it in my life. As I’ve grown […].
What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?
The Clever PM
JUNE 30, 2016
Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy UncertaintyA common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile. There are, however, indicators that we look at to […].
Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk
JANUARY 8, 2017
When it comes to developing a product strategy – or even making decisions about how best to create a product, one of these assumptions is likely to be what causes us to fail. Every strategy, every product idea, every design approach, and every planned implementation is built upon a pile of assumptions. Essentially, product strategy and product ideation. Being Wrong.
Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap
DECEMBER 3, 2014
Executives (should) want to talk about intent and strategy for investment in the product. But try and shift the conversation back to corporate goals, strategy, and the role your product is intended to fill. Communication Kano Analysis Prioritization Product Management Requirements Requirements Models Software development roadmap strategyEveryone has a default. Intentionality.
How to Get Fired at the C-Level
The Lazy Project Manager
MARCH 3, 2017
But perhaps not getting fired is your preferred outcome and, if that is the case, then you might have a challenge or two in the arena of strategy execution since the number one reason CEOs get fired is mismanaging change! speaker PMI pmp project project manager project speaker strategywww.thelazyprojectmanager.com – free podcasts also in iTunes.
When “Bias Toward Action” Goes Wrong
The Clever PM
MARCH 17, 2016
Product Management Culture Definitions Leadership PM Strategy UncertaintyIf you’ve been on the job market in the past several years, you’ve undoubtedly come across the phrase “bias toward action” in one or more job descriptions or company overviews, or even during a call with a recruiter. It’s become something of a buzzword, and in the way that many buzzwords do, has a meaninglessness […].
Podcast 75 – 3 things a CIO wants from their Project Managers
Fix my Project Chaos
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
Let’s talk about: 3 things your CIO wants In this Podcast, CIO and CTO Strategy Advisor Michael Young discusses the top things your CIO wants from their project managers and tips for getting the most out of PM roles. Podcasts CIO CTO Strategy AdvisorWith deep experience in technology and customer service Michael brings to companies both an understandable technical […]. The post Podcast 75 – 3 things a CIO wants from their Project Managers appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.
More about game theory -- and the PMO
Musings on Project Management
OCTOBER 7, 2016
their consequence The challenging game situation for the PMO is when your game opposite can't or won't collaborate with you, making the consequences for both potentially less optimum than if game theory StrategyProbably the greatest benefit of working with game theory arises from evaluating the consequences of each game step. You do this. your consequence Your competitor or opposite number does something.
Leading Through Influence: Limiting Choices
The Clever PM
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
Product Management Authority Backlog Cat Herding Culture Direction Distractions Facilitation Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Priorities Psychology StrategyI was working with a future mentee last week and we noticed a recurring theme to some of our discussions — that a large part of good Product Management results from limiting the number of choices that our teams and our executives have to choose from, so that they make decisions that reflect the actual […].
Musings on Project Management
JULY 22, 2016
And when your strategy depends on someone else doing something that's pretty weak strategy Jeff Roe. Risk Management StrategyPolitcal strategist Well, yes, but no. Certainly, self-sufficiency is the better game plan, but who gets to play in that green field? Certainly not PMs which are at the behest of sponsors, customers, and other business interests. If they don't behave and get on the same page with the.