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.

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. Granted, the data show there is a dearth of leadership in middle management, but executive tier has a culpable hand.

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.

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

How to respond to new information and urgent needs while executing a long-term roadmap. Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders.

From Strategy To Execution and Delivery

Herding Cats

There always talk about Focus on Value. But that does that mean? What are the units of measure of Value ? What does it Cost to deliver that Value ? When will that Value be delivered? When is that Value Needed ? What are the impediments to delivering that Value and how will those be removed, handled, corrected, prevented to increase the probability that the Value will arrive when needed, for the needed cost?

Giveaway! Filling Execution Gaps

Girl's Guide to PM

Filling Execution Gaps , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Today I have a fantastic book to share with you, Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy into Successful Projects , by Todd C. Executive sponsorship.

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=Execution

The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? Then the maelstrom started and it went directly to the gap between the executives and projects managers. It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Can you comment?" Can I comment? Really? That is like cheese to a mouse.

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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.

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?

3 Project Reporting Scenarios Your Executives will Love

Brad Egeland

One of the most common challenges faced by senior executives is a lack of visibility into ongoing and proposed projects. When this happens, projects are in trouble beyond rescue before anyone notices, approved projects may not be aligned with the strategic objectives, and good resources can be way under-or way over-allocated. ​ It doesn’t have to be that way! Read the full article

Video: Execution Control -  transform your team into 'Superman'

Hydra

What is 'Execution Control' and how could it transform your team into 'Superman' to unlock your organisations full productivity potential? At Hydra we understand how hard it is delivering your projects on time and on budget, and the many challenges to overcome to ensure your projects and services perform at their optimum. Standardisation

How to Get Buy-In for a New Project Management Tool From Your Executive Team

LiquidPlanner

If you’ve found a new project management tool that you’re confident will solve all of your team’s problems and deliver project success, you’re going to have to sell the idea to your Executive Team. In business, change comes with a price.

3 Project Reporting Scenarios Your Senior Executives Will Love

Brightwork

One of the most common challenges faced by senior executives is a lack of visibility into ongoing and proposed projects. that will give your senior executives the necessary visibility they need into project statuses, resources, and the project pipeline in order to be able to make decisions and provide guidance to keep projects on track.

Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlOvercome three of the biggest factors in challenged and failed projects The Standish Group says three of the biggest factors that lead to failed and challenged projects are: Lack of user input. Incomplete requirements. Changing requirements.

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution Project Scope ManagementLearn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements?

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7 Sharp Ways to Improve Project Quality

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Quality ManagementPoor project quality can have profound effects on projects resulting in rework, schedule delays, higher cost, frustration, morale problems, and lack of customer satisfaction. Project managers cannot afford to miss the mark here.

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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 ManagementEver watched what happens when a new team is formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of little league baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team.

The ESP connection

The Lazy Project Manager

Does the executive team interact with project sponsors on a regular basis, perhaps are they even the executive sponsors themselves? project management apm Chaneg ESP executives ipma lazy management Manager peter taylor PMI programme project project speaker sponsorship

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ABI Evaluation

The Lazy Project Manager

TAKE THE TEST: Think of your own organisation and (honestly) decide if you are an ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘I’ type of executive team? You might even take it down to the individual executive team member (or make it personal to yourself perhaps) asking ‘is this person’, or ‘am I’ an ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘I’ type?

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37 Practical Ways to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Develop and execute a communications plan. 2=Planning 3=Execution Project Communications ManagementAre you looking for ways to improve your project communication? You’re not alone.

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution Business Analyst requirementsLearn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements?

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How to Recognize and Reward Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

As you execute the program, ask for feedback from your team members. 3=Execution Project Resource ManagementPeople grow tired of working for unappreciative organizations. If it goes on long enough, the top performers get frustrated and leave.

How Do You Respond to Project Conflicts?

Project Risk Coach

3=Execution Project Resource ManagementProject managers, team members, and other stakeholders have disagreements, some heated, some not. What’s important is how you respond to project conflicts? Conflicts can be beneficial if handled in an open, transparent manner.

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Do You Make These Quality Management Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

In the quality assurance process, the project manager and team ensure that the quality plan is actually being executed. 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Quality ManagementLast week, I talked about How to Develop a Quality Management Plan.

How to Facilitate the Resolution of Conflicting Ideas

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 3=Execution stakeholdersHave you ever encountered conflicting ideas when facilitating change within a department, business unit, or across an organization? Do you often see resistance to your change efforts?

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5 Things New Team Members Want to Know

Project Risk Coach

3=Execution teamGot any new team members? Tom replaced Bill as a developer at the midpoint of a software development project for an insurance company.

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Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information, and Work Performance Reports

Deep Fried Brain

Commonly Confused Concepts Executing Monitoring and Controlling PMBOK Process Groups Study NotesIn 2009, I did a series of posts on Work Performance Information, Work Performance Measurements and Performance Reports, highlighting how the PMBOK® Guide, Fourth Edition was utterly confusing.

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How to Manage a Project Like No Other

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.

2016 68

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

A good plan, violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week – General George S. Patton. Quotes

Give me ‘C’

The Lazy Project Manager

level executives ipma lazy project manager peter taylor PMI pmo pmp project project author project manager project speaker survey

Should a sponsor be able to delegate?

Ron Rosenhead

Strategies for Project Sponsorship Performance management report for project sponsors- must do… project sponsorship delegation project executive project management project managers project sponsorThis was a question that set me thinking. However, let me give you some background.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

At scale, if you are not driving your execution through a focus on outcomes, I don’t believe you are actually faster – you’re only different. They share an understanding of their ability to execute against the design.

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Project Managers Change the World

Project Bliss

The idea must be put into motion – it must be executed. Someone needs to turn that idea into a plan and execute it. Big ideas take teams of people working together turning the idea into a plan and executing on it.

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

Project Bliss

You would evaluate whether the organization could improve the way projects are executed and determine if the projects are delivering the expected benefits. You’d have more interaction with executives to discuss overall direction to understand the corporate strategy.

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The Project Sponsor Role: How a Great Project Sponsor Helps you Succeed

Project Bliss

These are ways that he sets you up for success in the beginning, and continues to provide support throughout execution. Additionally, if there’s a change in scope or need for additional funding during execution, the project sponsor supports the request for additional budget needs.

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Project Management Basic Steps: the Minimum Viable Project Management

Project Bliss

You’ll also be able to maintain focus throughout execution since you know what’s supposed to be included – and what’s not. If you’re giving reports to executives, they’ll want to see the higher-level information.

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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

When an executive, too far removed from what makes creating products hard thinks of “agile” as a silver bullet it becomes difficult to manage expectations. It is precisely that potential which inspires not-yet-informed executives to learn about how agile could help them.

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How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

Vendor contracts will be fully executed within two months of vendor selection. Project will follow waterfall methodology throughout execution.

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