10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution


Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution? Let’s review strategies and tools you can use, and learn how they can help you close that gap to promote successful project execution. What is Project Execution? Project Execution Steps.

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 ….


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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 Create a Project Execution Plan (PEP) – Free Template Included


Coming up with a great idea is only the beginning: t o realize it, you need a project execution plan (PEP). A project execution plan is a document for executing projects that helps you strategize, come up with project management processes and put the whole thing into action.

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The PM Revolution: Key Trends Propelling the Project Management Profession Into the Future

Speaker: Jesse Fewell, Principal Coach, Fewell Innovation

Join this high-energy webinar with Jesse Fewell, author, coach, and project management trainer, to get practical answers and insights into what is propelling the profession into the future.

Executive Summary Template


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.

How to Successfully Execute a Plan


Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to take that plan and execute it right. In Review – How to Successfully Execute a Plan. Execute is a verb. Jennifer noted that when you execute something, it means to carry it out, such as a plan or product, as in a work product. The act of executing a plan is fundamental in any project. That said, when executing a plan, it’s rare that everything goes according to that plan. Tips for Executing a Plan.

Change Request: How to Submit, Manage and Execute


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.

How to Execute a Needs Assessment


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.

Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One


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.

Performing Proficient Portfolio Management Against All Odds

Speaker: Ordonna Sargeant — PMP Staff Research Program Manager, Twitter | Scrum Master | Author | Speaker | ATP PMP Instructor | Adjunct Professor | PM Content Creator

In this webinar, Global Program Manager, Scrum Master, and Educator Ordonna Sargeant will provide you with key takeaways to apply when managing a complex portfolio!

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.

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How To Master Project Execution


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.

How to Write an Executive Summary: A Quick Guide


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?

How To Present To Project Executives

Rebel’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.

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.

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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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.

Blue Ocean Leadership: The Secret to Blue Ocean Strategy Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

The Blue Ocean Strategy framework is unique in that it incorporates execution into the strategy. They separately require strong execution, which usually takes strong project management. Implementation Framework Blue Ocean Leadership Blue Ocean Strategy Blue Ocean Strategy Execution

Triskell Software is a Great Choice for Strategic Planning from Project Execution to Product Delivery

Brad Egeland

Triskell Software is an excellent choice for strategically planning your projects and products from execution to delivery. Hybrid Solutions where Project Portfolio Management meets Strategic Planning and Roadmap functionality to gain visibility and increase productivity

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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.

Best Practices of Project Management Execution Phase


When it comes to the execution phase of your project there are several ways of succeeding in terms of developing and completing deliverables. If that sounds daunting, fear not, here are few suggestions on the best practices for the execution phase of project management.

Executing a Blue Ocean Strategy with Solid Project Management

The Strategic Project Manager

It was conceived as a way to forward execute on some of the latest thinking on innovation, particular the idea of disruptive innovation. And, as is the case with most strategies, the key is to execute well – which in large part takes effective project, program, and portfolio management.

Implementation Plan: The Key to Successful Project Execution

Epicflow Blog

Strategic planning and its implementation determine the success of any endeavor: whether it’s starting a business or building a house of your dream – you’ll have more chances for success if you have a well-thought strategy and know how to execute it. .

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?

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.

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.

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Project Execution: A Four-Step Project Management Strategy


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.

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?

Vision Without Execution Is Hallucination [Video]

Project Risk Coach

The post Vision Without Execution Is Hallucination [Video] appeared first on If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. What tips do you have to help project managers explain the WHY of their projects?

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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.

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


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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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.

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.

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.

Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Speaker: Peter Monkhouse, Founder, NewGenP

This webinar will introduce a strategy implementation circle, which will demonstrate the role that projects and products play in assisting an organization with strategy implementation. The webinar will emphasize the importance of using an iterative approach to product development and project execution.

A Comprehensive Guide on Creating a Project Execution Plan in 2022


As you know that coming up with a brilliant and innovative idea is hard but it is still easier than actually executing that idea. And if you don’t execute that idea, then you are of no value to the company or the market. For that, you need a Project Execution Plan (PEP).

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

OnePlan is the Product of the Month for Helping Clients Connect their Strategy to Execution

Brad Egeland

The OnePlan solution supports the needs of three core audiences: Business Leaders - define business objectives and how to measure their achievement IT Leaders - capture and manage core infrastructure and its alignment with strategy and execution Execution Leaders - alignment of initiatives to strategy and architecture, prioritization of portfolio investments, the capture of resource requirements, along with budget management at the project, program/product, and portfolio level.

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PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert


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.

Drive Better Results for Your Professional Services Firm Part 2: Deliver Profitable Projects

Speaker: Patrick Connally and Andy Yeomans

Join us on May 19th as Patrick Connally, National Industry Director – U.S. Professional Services at Microsoft, and Andy Yeomans, Executive Vice President at HSO ProServ, explore strategies firms can take to maximize project performance.