Strategy Execution on #pmchat

Arras People

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.

The value of strategy

Musings on Project Management

"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 Strategy

What I’m Reading: July 2016

Girl's Guide to PM

Virtual Leadership: Practical Strategies for Getting the Best Out of Virtual Work and Virtual Teams is a very hands-on book for working successfully virtually, whether you use collaboration tools, conference calls or email.

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Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

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.

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management [Snippet]

Project Risk Coach

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management. Once senior management has clearly defined their long-term and short-term goals, projects may be initiated to support the operational strategies. Is your organization identifying and managing emerging risks?

6 proven project team communication strategies

Moira Alexander

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.

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

Remote project management strategies: How to keep the human touch

The Digital Project Manager

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

6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

As 2016 begins, now is the time for businesses (regardless of industry, size, product or service offering, or location) to take stock of all resources and initiatives, and plan strategy-centric projects to implement in the New Year. Here are six projects any business can implement in 2016 to help ensure the people, processes and technologies are working together effectively to create better opportunities or avoid missed ones.

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Customer Churn and SaaS

Tyner Blain

Even if you aren’t currently worried about the economics of SaaS, if you’re a product manager or if you are a product owner, you should be thinking about the strategies that drive what your product becomes. Software as a Service is not a one and done transactional offering.

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Business Dysfunction, Malfunction and Strategy

Herding Cats

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.

Strategic weakness

Musings on Project Management

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.

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Top 3 Books for 2016

Stepping Into Project Management

He talks about how the checklist that was created in John Hopkins hospital that raised a possibility that people talking to each other a minute before starting the operation was a strategy to foster team work which lead to higher success rates. §

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy. And if you treat strategy, planning, and delivery as academic, theoretical, or abstract activities, you are lost. Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7

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More about game theory -- and the PMO

Musings on Project Management

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.

2016 185

Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

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. How will we manifest our organization’s strategy through product?

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Connecting Project Benefits to Business Strategy for Success

Herding Cats

The answer is they come from the Strategy of the IT function. Where is the strategy defined? What are the measures of the outcomes connected to each other and connected to the top level strategy to the strategic needs of the firm. NoEstimates Balanced Scorecard Strategy

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

13 Statistics On The State of Work In 2016: Meetings, Productivity & Conflict

Project Management Hacks

What’s happening in the world of work in 2016? You can develop your career with a strategic lunch hour: 6 Strategies to Advance Your Career in 60 Minutes. To answer that question, I reviewed the U.S. State of Enterprise Work Report from Workfront.

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When Projects turn to a Tower of Babel

The Lazy Project Manager

But since this isn’t always possible, a communication strategy needs to be put into place. Project managers must develop a strategy for providing regular meetings to communicate with certain team members of that time-zone.

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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

But plenty do start without being subject to full scrutiny, at a strategic level, against other competing projects, and in the context of a clear organizational strategy. This Blog is brought to you courtesy of Dr Mike Clayton. It covers the very important topic of project governance.

Thanking the GirlsGuideToPM Community (That’s You)

Girl's Guide to PM

For now, 2016 is coming to a close. GirlsGuideToPM.com has seen a 70% leap in users during 2016, 61% more page views and around 6,300 of you joined our newsletter community since January, meaning we’re now a little online gang of project managers numbering over 14k.

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Business Acumen for Project Managers [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Read the company’s 3 year plan or their strategy document (this might be a section in the annual report). You should be able to talk about the business context and financial context of your project as it sits within the wider operational strategy.

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Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s not pages and pages of your approach to a project communications strategy. This month’s free template is one you might not have come across before but it’s one of the most useful spreadsheet tabs I have.

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5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016

Project Management Hacks

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael D. The post 5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016 appeared first on Project Management Hacks.

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The business case is implicit in what we do

Ron Rosenhead

Would it be fair to say that the company is running with a wide range of projects and some of these do not fit with the overall strategy of the business? Not my words but the words of a client. She is a senior executive asking for some support.

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Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Develop strategies. “I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I I hope I can convince you.”.

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What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management should enable strategy and is a formalized and well documented discipline guided by a formal project management body of knowledge (PMBOK). This discipline manages only the impact of changes that result of organizational and PM activities, and involves the implementation of strategies to deal with change (sustainability aspects). Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities.

2016 314

Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. You can see more information here: https://womenseriously.com/strategies/wpt/ and get your tickets here.

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5 trends that will transform project management

Moira Alexander

Here are five trends that could reshape project management in 2016. Trend 1: The laser-focus on strategy over projects. A transformation is taking place in the project management field as the result of changes to business practices, requirements and expectations. It’s putting a sharper focus on the people, processes and technologies needed to successfully execute projects. It may no longer make sense for companies to use limited resources as they have in the past.

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From The PMI Power Talks [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

Hosted by the PMI UK Chapter in London, the Power Talks brought together 4 fantastic speakers for an afternoon of discussion and debate focused on strategy execution. You'll also like: APM Conference Diary [Video] Here's my video diary from the APM Conference 2016.

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Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

Some can be higher-level considerations such as a shift in overall business strategies, hiring practices, service delivery, a change in customer base or any other factors. It's important to distinguish between key drivers that make sense to the overall business strategy, versus following the crowd and simply turning to remote project management because other companies are doing it.

2016 308

The Open Door Policy

The Lazy Project Manager

Most projects develop communication plans in a certain way; that is as a plan that is the documented strategy for getting the right information to the right people at the right time. The importance of being accessible but in a controlled way. I’m all for being there for people, honest I am.

2016 337

The risky side of project management

Moira Alexander

There will be times where this simply can't be done and other strategies should be considered. Getting to the point of knowing the best strategy can be dependant on many things such as priority, company policies, management outlook, external factors, stakeholder preference etc.

2016 276

Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly

Planview

Then, you pass the list of projects to those who “align” those projects to strategy? Who is responsible for delivering strategy? You must start with strategy. You must connect strategy to what the organization is doing, while providing a plan to deliver faster.

How to Get Awesome Results Through Your Projects

Project Risk Coach

The project manager may not understand — since the sponsor may not have shared — how the project connects to the business strategy.

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How to choose the right project management tools

Moira Alexander

We'll start with the business model, strategy and needs. The right tool for the right job goes the old adage, but knowing exactly what criteria you should consider and how to go about evaluating each of the project management (PM) tools at your disposal can be time-consuming and even frustrating. So we've taken some of the legwork out of it by offering some key considerations, broken down into three primary categories that should be included in your evaluation.

2016 303

Who Approves Your Project Change Requests?

Project Risk Coach

The sponsor has the perspective of how the project aligns and supports the organization’s mission, goals, and strategy. Some organizations lack clarity about who approves the project change requests. On one project, the sponsor tells the project manager to make the decisions.

2016 306

Virtual Leadership [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

As the book is designed to be something you return to time and time again, pulling out the strategies for the struggles you are facing today, I understand that it’s got to be like that. I work in a virtual team.

12 Project Managers To Follow on Pinterest

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy Sarah. Strategy Sarah pins about project management , career planning, productivity and taking action. There are a lot of people sharing project management articles, images and advice on Pinterest. Yes, really.

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How I Do It: Communication Tools & Tips

Girl's Guide to PM

Not because I have amazing results from the strategies I use or anything, but because it’s always interesting to find out how other people do it. Communication Strategy #1: Meetings. Communication Strategy #2: Phone. Communication Strategy #3: Email.

2016 303

Warning Signs Your Sponsor Doesn’t Care About the Project—and How to Change That

The Lazy Project Manager

In ‘Strategies for Project Sponsorship’ the authors offer advice on many types of sponsor with suggestions for ways to work with them, or compensate for their ‘skills’ or ‘interest’ gaps.

2016 296

Business Acumen for Project Managers [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Read the company’s 3 year plan or their strategy document (this might be a section in the annual report). You should be able to talk about the business context and financial context of your project as it sits within the wider operational strategy.

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