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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.

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.

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.

Are Your Project Plans Helping You Execute Successfully?


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.

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 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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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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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?

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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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?

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 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.

Give me ‘C’

The Lazy Project Manager

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The Program Canvas – A useful tool for designing programs


Designing a program is a joint effort of the program manager, the team and the sponsor, principal or the executive. Within what constraints will the program be executed?

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Does your organization truly support project management?

Kiron Bondale

Project management maturity is also not realized just by having good project sponsorship as the same report indicates that three out of five projects have engaged executive sponsors. The path to an executive role should include the engaged sponsorship of at least one successful initiative.

Major Programme Management Conference – Win a Ticket

Arras People

There is good line up of distinguished speakers on the varied agenda: Brendan Bechtel, Chief Executive Officer of Bechtel. Andrew Wolstenholme, OBE, FREng, Chief Executive Officer of Crossrail. We have two free tickets to giveaway for Saïd Business School, University of Oxford’s Oxford Major Programme Management Conference 2016 which takes place on the Friday 11th November. The theme for the conference is: ‘Legacy of Major Programmes: Making Good on our Promises’.

Six things you should do when kicking off a project

Susanne Madsen

Make sure you know which decision-makers sits on the steering committee and that they meet on a regular basis to provide executive guidance to your project. When you get allocated a new project, don’t just start executing the work straight away.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Define how you will plan, execute, and control scope. Define how you will plan, execute, and control the schedule. Define how you will plan, execute, and control the budget. Define how you will plan, execute, and control quality.

Agile For Oil and Gas - mixing lifecycle models


After determining an area to explore, the execution of a seismic survey might involve mobilizing a large workforce of several hundred people and scheduling constrained equipment. If so should we be focussing our efforts on executive education not organizational transformation?

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To See or Not to See?


The third is the overall environment in which the project is being executed. One party might like the project to be executed using agile principles or methodology while the other party has still not warmed up to the idea of agile. It is not enough to Visualize.

“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”


I recently attended a keynote from Sue Gardner, she was the executive director for WikiPedia as it rapidly grew from 8 to 200 engineers. Does this question sound familiar? If you get asked it regularly then you may be part of the mainstream transformation from software projects to products.

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Managing collaboration in projects


Project Manager, Team Members, Purchasing Specialist, Logistics Specialist) of people executing the joint project and people involved in directing or decision making (e.g. In many sectors projects are performed together with partners, project management needs to be based on collaboration.

2017 85

When Outsourcing Makes Sense


The flaw in this plan comes in the execution of it when it becomes apparent that software development projects typically entail more than just the development of software.

7 Product Management Best Practices for Beginner PMs


Part strategist, part analyst, part marketer, part business executive, the product manager balances business objectives with customer needs to create innovative products that users love. . Take the time to understand what matters most to executives and stakeholders (including users!)

What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager


Project portfolio management (PPM) is the centralized organization of processes, methods, and tools to analyze and collectively execute current or proposed projects. It’s their job to oversee projects , to ensure the se are being executed at full potential and to jump in when necessary. .

How PMOs can balance time, cost and quality

Moira Alexander

If 88 percent of C-suite executives agree that project alignment with strategy is vital to organizational success, why are only 56 percent of projects meeting strategic objectives? Furthermore, in a report titled “The High Cost of Low Performance,” the Project Management Institute (PMI) states 61 percent of firms acknowledge they often struggle to bridge the gap between strategy and day-to-day implementation.

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Beyond the legacy of megaprojects


Some of the speaker on the conference were Brendan Bechtel (Chief Executive Officer of Bechtel), Professor Bent Flyvbjerg (BT Chair in Major Programme Management, Oxford Saïd), Rt.

The War for Project Management Talent?

Arras People

Interestingly the McKinsey papers never really defined ‘talent’ so what are talented managers and executives?

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bimodal IT


However, true to its namesake personality disorder, organizations using Bimodal IT exhibit large swings in the execution approach that are not natural or optimal. Is it just me, or does Bimodal IT sound like a mental health condition?

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5 trends that will transform project management

Moira Alexander

It’s putting a sharper focus on the people, processes and technologies needed to successfully execute projects. A transformation is taking place in the project management field as the result of changes to business practices, requirements and expectations. It may no longer make sense for companies to use limited resources as they have in the past. Here are five trends that could reshape project management in 2016. Trend 1: The laser-focus on strategy over projects.

7 Factors to Include in Your Project Health Check?

Brad Egeland

A project health check enables the team to take a step back from daily execution of tasks to evaluate the actual status of the project in an objective way. Project teams deal with the possibility of failure every day.

What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager


When work is being done right where you track overall progress, you’ll always have the latest status of work, so you can communicate with executive stakeholders using real, up-to-the-minute data. . . The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it?

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Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

There are relationships upwards, sidewards and down – executives, peers, project managers, PMO, stakeholders and so on. I’ve been spending time thinking about my future career and one day I’d like to move on from being a Project Manager to a Programme Manager.

Agile Risk Management


However, they also need to be educated and equipped with the tools, time and permission to execute them to start the journey to better risk management.

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Leading Through Influence — Managing Up

The Clever PM

When we say that Product Managers “lead through influence,” most people think of building rapport with the execution teams to ensure that you have the personal and professional leverage required to get them to do something without challenging things for their own reasons.