Impress Clients and Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

Too late, you have missed the moment since your clients and executive’s attention span is reducing rapidly! My friends from Office Timeline have some useful thoughts about impressive, impactful and fast presentations to your clients and your executives: Online Gantt Chart and Timeline Maker for Impressive Presentations. And the clock is ticking ….

The specifics of how you deliver really doesn’t matter (to your executives)

Kiron Bondale

Most executives don’t care how you deliver as long as business objectives are met. I’m not suggesting that executives shouldn’t want to know anything about how those results are produced. I’ve worked in the delivery space for thirty years.

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Executive Summary Template

ProjectManager.com

An executive summary is a short overview that gives the elevator pitch that sums up the major points. Executive summaries are critical for getting projects approved and off the ground. Download the ProjectManager.com executive summary template for Word to have a dynamic executive summary. Why Use an Executive Summary Template? It’s like a big show, and your executive summary is the grand opening that grabs the audience’s attention and pulls them in.

Change Request: How to Submit, Manage and Execute

ProjectManager.com

Execute your change requests with powerful project management software. When approved, it’s time to execute the resulting changes. Keeping all of your change requests in one location also makes it easy to execute the changes themselves.

Run a Business, Not a Backlog

Speaker: John Mecke, Managing Director of DevelopmentCorporate, Jon Gatrell, Principal Partner at Market Driven Business

Numerical literacy is a key skill for effective product managers. The ability to express concepts in numerical, financial, or statistical terms is a critical but often overlooked discipline. Product managers need to be as competent in these domains as they are in customer problems and pain points.

Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

To that end the author offers some focused workshops, keynote presentations and insightful supporting education to help organisations achieve the success in strategic change that they desire, and to help C-level executives understand the challenge and benefit from the opportunity. This is all about bringing a reality check to your executive team, and help can be found right here. Workshop 1: Executives – stop failing your projects!

What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

I recently asked an executive where their organisation would be in 2 years’ time. All we need to do now is execute that strategy! So, assuming we actually have a strategy, what is it that goes wrong in execution? Executives must develop a clear strategy.

How to Execute a Needs Assessment

ProjectManager.com

How to Plan and Execute a Needs Assessment. The project sponsor is not simply a stakeholder, but an executive sponsor, who is a senior leader in the organization. Pre-Executive Report-Out. This last step is when the data and schedule get executive approval.

How To Master Project Execution

Wrike

Project execution is a must-have skill for beginning project managers. Although it’s simple once you understand it, the process of creating a project execution plan can be complex. What is project execution? Project executions can be tricky.

Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

ProjectManager.com

So what is an implementation plan, how do you make one, and how do you execute it successfully? It’s easy to work in a silo—you know exactly what your daily process is and how to execute it.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

product management, product development, software engineering, IT, and executives from both commercial. Survey respondents included people in product management, product development, software engineering, IT, and executives at companies of all different sizes. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED.

Project Execution: A Four-Step Project Management Strategy

Techno-PM

Project Execution is a project management strategy that incorporates continuous processes and activities to monitor, control, and communicate progress on projects. The four steps in Project Execution are: 1. Executing (monitoring actions through communication) 4.

How To Present To Project Executives

Girl's Guide to PM

In this piece, Leigh talks about how to tailor your presentations for C-suite level executives. Presentations to executives can be very different than presenting project information to peers. Understanding the different needs for this executive will help you prepare and give presentations about your projects with confidence and grace. C-Suite: You will likely not have as much time if you’ve been fit into the agenda of an executive session.

Planning and Executing Effecting Meetings

Brad Egeland

So let's consider and discuss my five components of planning and executing effective project meetings. Execute on time and on topic. Summary / call for feedback That's my five ingredients for planning and executing effective project meetings.

How to Write an Executive Summary: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Here’s the good news: an executive summary is short. The pressure of writing an executive summary comes from the fact that everyone will pay attention to it, as it sits at the top of that heap of documents. The executive summary must know the needs of the potential client and zero in on them like a laser. What Is an Executive Summary? An executive summary is a short document or section of a larger business report or proposal. What Goes into an Executive Summary?

Moving From Strategy to Execution

Speaker: Barb Barker and Shannon Riley, Wrike Team

In its simplest state, an organization's Strategic Performance Management context begins with corporate strategies (including objectives) which cascade to business units or equivalent organizational entities (IT), which, in turn, develop aligned strategies. Projects are the temporary initiatives that companies put into place alongside their ongoing operations to achieve specific goals. As a project manager, it is our job to take these initiatives, and execute them effectively within our teams.

How to Actually Make and Execute Better Decisions

Project Risk Coach

However, we may discover flaws in our decisions when we execute the decisions. The post How to Actually Make and Execute Better Decisions appeared first on. 2=Planning 3=ExecutionOur lives are the sum total of all the decisions we’ve made – financial decisions, health decisions, whether to marry or not to marry, whether or not to have children, and where to work. My goal today is to help you make better project decisions.

Step-By-Step Guide to Agile Planning- Drafting And Executing Projects

nTask

Moreover, it also helps executives collaborate with team members. The post Step-By-Step Guide to Agile Planning- Drafting And Executing Projects appeared first on nTask.

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Excel in Project Execution With These 5 Surefire Tips

ProProfs Project Management

Actually, project failure is a result of mistakes made during the project execution phase. . If we focus on the project execution gaps, these are the major ones: A lack of common vision . What is Project Execution? What is Project Execution?

Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Often, the most important investment in PMO adaption starts at the top with the executives who hold the power to elevate or eliminate a PMO’s goals. Implementation – How will the plan be executed?

Upgrading Data Security in a Crisis

Speaker: M.K. Palmore, VP Field CSO (Americas), Palo Alto Networks

In most cases, the COVID-19 crisis has sped up the desire to engage in digital transformation for medium-to-large scale enterprises. Roadmaps are rarely implemented without challenges. During this session, MK Palmore, the Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks and a former public-sector executive, will walk through the difficulties of crisis planning execution in the midst of an organization's digital changes. He will use a combination of industry insights through statistical observations and direct customer feedback to emphasize the importance of adopting new technologies to battle an ever changing threat landscape.

Executing High End Performance Testing

Brad Egeland

Executing Solid Performance TestingWhat exactly is meant by performance testing? Generally, the concept of performance testing is considered to be a type of testing intended to determine the responsiveness, throughput, reliability, and/or scalability of a system under a given workload.

Get to Know InLoox: Juline - Executive Assistant at InLoox Headquaters in Munich

Inloox

Juline has been working as an executive assistant for InLoox at our headquarters in Munich since July 2019. Since then, she not only supports our executive management in day-to-day business, but also our sales department.

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Executives don’t want your project reports

The Lazy Project Manager

You have a project, you need Executive support for that project and the Executives want to know what is happening to the investment in change that they have approved through that project, but they are busy. Putting together fantastically accurate and detailed reports and sending them to anyone and everyone, is most definitely not communicating, especially if the ‘Right Person’ happens to be an Executive. Right Information, Right Time, Right Person and in the Right Way.

Teaching OKRs to Executives w/ Andrew Young

Leading Agile

Andrew Young joins Dave to talk about this history of OKRs, why they have become such an important part of how we track and measure performance, why they matter to Executives, and why teaching Executives about OKRs requires a very specific approach.

Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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). The post How Does Your Organisation Fare with Strategy Execution?

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. The leadership perception issue, as we call it, usually comes in two forms: Executive sponsors do not possess top-level visibility. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. The leadership perception issue, as we call it, usually comes in two forms: Executive sponsors do not possess top-level visibility. Not in the way leadership might characterize it, but because you’re not spending time developing your own PMs or PMO leaders to communicate well, in the right way, to executive stakeholders and sponsors.

The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

Girl's Guide to PM

Well, in today’s business world, 99% business execution is no longer good enough. Fellow Afterburner team member and former Thunderbird pilot, Chris Stricklin, put it this way: In the Thunderbird way, each demonstration pilot trusts that the skilled aviator flying 18 inches from them, or the opposing solo closing directly at them with over 1400 MPH of combined speed, will execute their maneuver with extreme precision and detail. The Journey to Impeccable Execution.

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Realign Your Vision – 3 Ways The PMO Can Drive A Successful Business Transformation

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Business transformation is a high priority in today's corporate landscape - a fact that the C-Suite is well aware of. But once executives have decided to implement some type of transformation, they often rush to de-prioritize it. Sometimes they even stop paying any attention at all to this critical organization change, delegating essential strategy projects to those with little to no relevant experience. Enter: the project management office. PMOs are uniquely situated to orchestrate organizational change, all while building a landscape that is centered around collaboration and social interaction.

The Executive’s Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails

Leading Agile

Leading large-scale Agile Transformation is extremely complex. That’s why successful Agile Transformation requires a fundamentally unique approach.

Your Go-To Guide to Writing an Executive Summary in 2021

nTask

An executive summary is an incredible document that is quite short but has a lot of significance in the overall company’s workings because of its importance in front of the whole upper management. What is an Executive Summary? We start with defining the Executive Summary.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Develop and execute a training plan. 3=Execution Project Resource ManagementWatch what happens when new teams are formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team.

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Six Reasons Why Strategy Execution Goes Wrong And How To Recover

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this article, we share six reasons why strategy execution might go wrong and how you can address them. First, strategic execution can fail because the work the business is doing does not take it closer to the strategy. If you’ve got the alignment right, then failure to execute is the next biggest challenge. > Take a look at the Adaptive Strategy Execution training available. Strategy execution is like any other type of project execution.

Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools should enable teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success. Download the eBook today!

Things Every Agile Executive Should Know

Scrum.org

An agile executive would know. He specializes in executive and management training and coaching but stays passionate about building solid relationships and teams. Becoming agile is about more than just Jira and Scrum.

SRO, Sponsor, Director, or Executive: What does your Project Owner do?

Online PM Courses

SRO, Project Sponsor, Executive, or Director. The post SRO, Sponsor, Director, or Executive: What does your Project Owner do? Project Sponsorship Governance Project Director Project Executive Project Governance Sponsor SRO

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. 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. It’s amazing really how just a few years ago it would be pretty impossible to do something like this – something so simple and inclusive – available right from your desk.

A Different Kind of Project

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlLife is filled with new adventures and experiences. Remember the first time you rode a bike, climbed a tree, or took a job. New adventures are exciting, but they can be filled with great uncertainty. Projects are unique, some more than others.

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Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.