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 ….

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.

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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.

How to Successfully Execute a Plan

ProjectManager.com

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.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

A few well-executed interviews. Don’t forget to reach out to internal experts on your executive team and in tech support, customer service, product. executives with the purpose-built pricing strategies they. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS.

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!

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.

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? Better still, let’s start by reviewing what needs to be done to ensure effective execution. Executives must develop a clear strategy. Executives must be communicating the strategy in practical terms, avoiding ‘management speak’.

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. The post Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One appeared first on ProjectManager.com. From the beginning of a triathlon to the first notes of an opening night play—the way you start things off can set the tone for the rest of the event.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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. Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. This week in LeadingAgile’s SoundNotes, we’re focusing on Objectives and Key Results.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Why executive assistants need Priority Matrix

Appfluence

An executive assistant has a lot of responsibilities with keeping the company leaders on track, and this can be very difficult without a system to help you manage all the moving parts. Take advantage of our executive assistant templates and additional resources at appfluence.com.

The Curse of Project Management Knowledge

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution LeadershipAre you guilty of using project management jargon and acronyms? Do your team members understand what you are saying? If not, perhaps you have fallen under the curse of project management knowledge. Can I be painfully honest with you for a minute?

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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.

Measure, then execute

Musings on Project Management

Measure twice Cut once Say CRAP, CRAP, CRAP! Back to the drawing board Repeat! Buy them at any online book retailer! Project Management

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.

Executing Large Transformation Projects

Project Smart

Large transformation projects for any organisation are uncommon, but do happen occasionally. In these projects, the base systems and operations of a multinational company are changed significantly and across various geographies. Change happens when the market changes rapidly or the organisational systems have become legacy, and change is needed in line with the latest and greatest developments in technology and services so that the completion does not run ahead of you. Change Management

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.

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.

Executive Project Ownership

The Lazy Project Manager

I need your help with the research for my new book ‘ How to avoid getting Fired at the ‘C’ Level’ (working title) – looking in depth at the reality of executive level engagement and understanding of the business change that they have ultimate responsibility for, through the project portfolio that they own, for the organisations that they lead. r/Executive_Project_Ownership.

How to Write an Executive Summary | Download Word and PowerPoint Template

Techno-PM

What is an executive summary? One way to accomplish that is by using a professionally prepared executive summary template in Word, Powerpoint, Excel, or PDF. The executive summary is a document that helps keep projects on track and give clients the high-level information they want.

Are Your Project Plans Helping You Execute Successfully?

LiquidPlanner

And while your odds of success improve if you actually use them, plans are all too often consigned to the rubbish bin during the execution stage of a project. This plan is what helps your business deliver on its potential and execute on strategy. In spite of their textbook planning process, teams find that the reality that they encounter during the execution of the project is unforeseen, unpredictable, and sometimes just plain unfair.

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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. Granted, the data show there is a dearth of leadership in middle management, but executive tier has a culpable hand. 45% of middle managers cannot name one of the top five corporate goals. 64% of cross department/functional issues are poorly resolved. And maybe as you could expect from this: 53% of companies cannot react timely to new opportunities.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders. How do you use that data to create a product roadmap that is aligned with your organization’s business needs?

Avoid These Five Things When Thinking Strategic Execution

Brad Egeland

Are you thinking and planning in terms of proper strategic execution? Do you have new processes or improvements or methodologies to rollout to the enterprise user base of your organization? You better be, because just winging it can’t be an option.

Executive leadership -- the big three

Musings on Project Management

Want to be a leader? Think you are a leader? Admire someone who is a leader? These three attributes better be in place, and obvious: Be able to recruit the right people. Recognize talent; get the talent fitted to the task, considering not only experience, but temperament and judgment; toughness and stress tolerance. if you make a boo-boo here, have the strength to relieve the untalented. leadership

Agile Planning: A Beginner’s Guide To Planning & Executing Iterative Projects

Teamweek

According to a PMI survey , over 70 percent of businesses report using some form of agile to plan and execute projects. We’ll look at how you can structure and execute your projects in a way that delivers great results! Let’s look at some of the common methods for planning and executing at each of these levels. The post Agile Planning: A Beginner’s Guide To Planning & Executing Iterative Projects appeared first on Toggl Blog.

How To Improve Execution

Project Management Hacks

3 Project Management Traps To Guard Against From digital transformation to Elon Musk’s vision to travel to Mars, a lack of vision is no longer the problem for corporate executives. Today, the real problem is execution. In many cases, the execution burden falls on the shoulders of project managers. Unfortunately, many executives are unsure how to manage their projects and project managers effectively. Executives know there is a time and place for conflict.