What Is Strategy?

Arras People

But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a “high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty” Yet strategy is different from vision, mission, goals, priorities, and plans. Project Management business strategy strategy

The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies

The Digital Project Manager

The post The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. I’ve faced my fair share of conflict as a project manager: repeatedly having to tell a difficult client ‘no’ on wildly out-of-scope requests, or dealing.

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How Does Your Organisation Fare with Strategy Execution?

Arras People

There’s a webinar being held this Tuesday 5th December – 12noon UK time by Strategy Execution (a project management and strategy execution training specialist – they’re part of our training directory).

Strategy-Execution Gaps

Troubled and Failing Project

The statistics on strategy execution are dismal: 59% of middle managers fail at resolving conflicts in corporate strategy. Strategy45% of middle managers cannot name one of the top five corporate goals. 64% of cross department/functional issues are poorly resolved.

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

But there is one essential element that is often left out of the conversation, and that is strategy. How does my product decisions support the overall strategy of the business, and am I tracking the right metrics based upon that strategy?

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

It may be that your strategy is one which is beyond the skills of your teams, in which case you need to choose a different problem to solve. Opportunity – an initiative supporting the strategy, easily a year or longer, maybe divisional in scope.

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4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0


here are four strategies to keep in mind. Download the guide here: The post 4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0 Robots operating autonomously on factory lines, drones delivering packages to doorsteps, 3D printed organs working alongside our own.

How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

Think of the strategy and PM connection in construction terms, where the step of pouring footings and foundations needs to adequately support all other work that follows and ultimately the final structure -- in this analogy the final structure are the end goals. Suresh Srinivasan, CTO at NYU Langone Medical Center , tells CIO, within the NYU IT department there are two key components that link the business strategy and project management.

Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

If that makes the most sense, given the objectives of the investment, strategy of the firm, and architectural vision, great. There is nuance to understanding customer goals when developing requirements or formulating product strategy.

3 reasons why having a knowledge management strategy is important


Why do organisations need an effective knowledge management strategy? Knowledge Management

Tips And Tools to Develop a Successful Marketing Strategy!


What helps marketers building a successful marketing strategy? Marketing communication is a particular kind of information flow between the sender and the recipient.

The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

The agile process gives you frequent opportunities to validate the hypotheses on which your product strategy is built. Trustworthy predictions about accelerated, effective value delivery enable are a competitive advantages – which you can leverage in distinct product strategies.

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The 5 Reasons You Need Planning a Strategy


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 ? Planning a Strategy #4: Strategy Alignment.

Balancing Agility and Strategy

The Clever PM

One of the common struggles that Product Managers are faced with is figuring out how to be “agile” while still managing to a vision or strategy that’s been established by the Executives or Board. The important thing to remember is that strategy and agility are not in conflict with one another — if a strategy is […]. Product Management Agile Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Planning PM Strategy

High Turnover? 8 Strategies for Employee Retention

Brad Egeland

Here are eight organic strategies that can improve your employee retention rate. ​ A high turnover rate is always an unwelcome sign, especially for project managers who rely on a committed team.

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

Strategy management, financial planning processes; portfolio management and strategy execution are all areas for consideration. This Q&A originally featured in PMI’s PM Network magazine – June 2017 edition. Q&A Project Management Careers Business Management business strategy PMI Strategu strategy Talent Triangle

50+ Productivity Infographics to Guide Your Management Strategy!


We all know how hard it is to maintain the highest level of productivity. We often struggle with even the easiest things because of lack of motivation and distractions from our co-workers or social media notifications.

Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

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. Essentially, product strategy and product ideation.

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is where you can add notes, projects or tasks to part of the roadmap so that you don’t forget what that element of your strategy was supposed to be about. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc.

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What is project management? Tips, strategies, best practices

Moira Alexander

Managing any project can become a slippery slope when your organization doesn’t have a solid grasp of all the moving pieces. Project management can be a complex discipline to understand and navigate. After all, there are enough key phases, knowledge areas, and project management-specific terms to fill a glossary. To simplify the key components of successful project management, CIO has put together this guide to understanding project management — the phases, knowledge areas, tools and more.

5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017


As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some project management trends we can expect to see in 2017. To prepare for what’s ahead, here are five project management industry trends that will gain traction in 2017. The need for an IIoT strategy across the manufacturing floor.

How To Prepare An Effective Marketing Strategy For Your App?


If somebody knew a recipe for growth hacking of software promotion, he would have been probably the best marketer worldwide. The popularity of startups indicates a stronger competition.

Three Small Business Growth Strategies


Follow these three steps to keep your independent business growing

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is where you can add notes, projects or tasks to part of the roadmap so that you don’t forget what that element of your strategy was supposed to be about. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc.

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How to Analyze Business Strategy to Improve Your Projects

Brad Egeland

Connecting projects to organizational strategy can improve projects in several areas including preparation of business cases, request management, planning and resource allocation, risk management, budget control, and collaboration. Delivering successful projects enables organizations to reach their strategic objectives quickly with enhanced long-term commercial results.

How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck

The Digital Project Manager

With so many note taking strategies out there, how do you choose the right one for you? Some people call effective note taking an art. The post How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

Top 5 PMO Trends for 2017 You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Arras People

White Paper: 8 Reasons Your Business Strategy Might Just Fail. Heard the saying, “Change has never happened this fast before, and it will never be this slow again”?

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How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

NoEstimates Agile Earned Value Estimating Governance Government IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause Analysis Scheduling Strategy Technical Performance MeasuresWhat is an estimate?

Definition of Done

Herding Cats

Agile Business Capabilities Decision Making Estimating Management Performance-Based Project Management® Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Strategy Technical Performance Measures


5 Considerations for Managing a Project Portfolio

Girl's Guide to PM

Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel [Book Review] Projects are not very good at integrating long term strategy because they are short term endeavours.

DPM Podcast: Made To Lead (with Karl Sakas)

The Digital Project Manager

Ben Aston chats with Karl Sakas, author of, 'Made To Lead', to discuss how can we lead our teams be more effective, cast vision better, and manage with strategies that are effective for delivery. As project managers, we're in the business of managing teams.

Measure What Matters

The Clever PM

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 […].

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20 Easy-to-Use Assertive Communication Skills for Confidence and Respect

Project Bliss

See 11 Proven Strategies to Overcome Imposter Syndrome. Photo credit @hengfilms. In your workplace, you communicate regularly with many people: stakeholders, customers, and other team members. You’ll encounter demands and excuses and deadlines.

How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

Simon recently spoke at 2017 PMO Conference about the evolution of the Project Management office leader to be Chief Change Officer. This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Help! I’m an accidental or new project manager.

Do Start-Ups Need Project Management?

Arras People

Because start-ups need strategy and clear plans to establish sound business practices, as well as trying to obtain and retain customers. I have always firmly believed in the benefit of mapping a strategy and then developing an operational plan to deliver.

The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

The hard elements cover three factors, Strategy, Structure and Systems. Everything from formal processes, strategies, reporting, organisational charts and IT systems falls under this category. Strategy.

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Hope is not a Strategy. Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice. When we hear any suggestion about improving the probability of success of a project, there are some simple tests to confirm there actually is such a thing.

Uncertainty in Project Management

Arras People

The kind of person that organisations want to have around when the status quo needs a kick, or when the F-Zone has ruled the roost for just too long– when new ideas and strategies are needed to push an organisation on.

7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

5 Strategies for Building New Productivity Habits in Your Project Team This is a guest post by Andrew Filev is the founder and CEO of Wrike. I’m pleased to be working with Devart, the company behind TMetric, to bring you this sponsored article. All opinions are my own.

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

This can take a variety of forms such as: Aligning the project with business strategy. Think back to your most recent successful project. What factors contributed to the desired outcome? A clear purpose supported by a detailed plan? Access to the right resources at the right time?

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