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.

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.

The Canvas Strategy

Zen Project Management

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.

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?

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

The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

You'll also like: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud at Work is an ebook designed for people who have ever felt as if. We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work.

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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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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

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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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.

5 Best Strategies For Achieving Your Goals!


5 Best Strategies For Achieving Your Goals! We all know how easy is to set the goal. It’s just a few words with the willing to improve the current situation. But when it comes to achieving it… Unfortunately, it’s so easy to fail which leads straight to disappointment.

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.

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

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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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.

Cut, Cut, Cut: Elimination Strategies To Boost Productivity

Project Management Hacks

Elimination is an underrated productivity strategy we all need to practice. If elimination is such a great strategy, why isn’t it more popular? You may have multiple goals for the year (I have 10 for 2017).

Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy


In the article, Yuri shares some valuable lessons that we learned when we redefined our go-to-market sales strategy when we launched Amium. Through Yuri’s article, readers can get an inside view of how a company pivot affected our prospecting approach, changed our sales management strategy, and helped define the new skills that our sales team needed to succeed in the new model. The post Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy appeared first on Amium.

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.

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.

Productivity Articles: Tips, Recipes and Strategies! 16/7/17


Another week comes with the most favorite from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from past seven days, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge.

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.

Three Small Business Growth Strategies


Follow these three steps to keep your independent business growing

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.

Lessons Learned - 8 Business EQ Strategies

Project Insight

The formal description of Emotional Intelligence (EI or EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other peopl. Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

Managing Your First Strategic Initiative

Arras People

It will be interesting to see how many strategic initiatives British Airways will instigate in light of the recent issue of global computer failure causing chaos at Heathrow and Gatwick in May 2017 to rebuild consumer confidence in their battered brand.

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.

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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The Monthly Digitalization Summary: Five Keywords to Articulate Digital Characteristics Aug. 2017


Among 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The digital organization is a living thing, it cannot be taken apart. From one generation to the next, the substance of leadership does not change, it’s about future, change, and influence.

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How to Analyze Business Strategy to Improve Your Projects


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. What is a Business Strategy? Before starting the analysis, I want to define what exactly Strategy is. Johnson & Scholes (2005) define strategy as “the direction and scope of an organization over the long term”.

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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.

High Turnover? 8 Strategies for Employee Retention [Guest Post]


Here are eight organic strategies that can improve your employee retention rate. 8 Strategies for Employee Retention [Guest Post] appeared first on BrightWork. A high turnover rate is always an unwelcome sign, especially for project managers who rely on a committed team. The scouting and rehiring process costs precious money and time, resources that could be better used on completing company projects.

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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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.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You’d have a more strategic role to ensure that the program aligns with the business strategy of the organization. You’d have more interaction with executives to discuss overall direction to understand the corporate strategy.

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Progressively Elaborated Users

Tyner Blain

Taking this one minimal step further to identify the different groups of similar users for whom you might develop your product gives you a way to frame your overall market and within which to make prioritization decisions and develop your product strategy.

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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?

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.