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.

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.

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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 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. Here’s how you can use the same techniques used by the Thunderbirds, and taught by Afterburner to elite corporate teams to achieve incredibly ambitious standards of business execution : Define “Impeccable”.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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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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.

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?

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.

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?

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?

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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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.

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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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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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.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

I explained that I work with my project team to create and execute solutions to solve a customer’s problem. Project managers can play a part in changing the world through executing projects. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days.

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The Lazy Project Manager

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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

While the time needed to complete the project and the cost of the project are constants, the project scope can be adjusted as it is being executed. Getting your team organized around a project is often easier said than done.

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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.

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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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

The Scrum Master coaches the team in executing Agile practices to complete the work the Product Owner prioritizes. The Project Manager leads the planning and execution of the project. Are you considering a career move? .

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Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

You might be a product manager if looking at a poorly executed graphic design on packaging leads you down the path of thinking about how your company’s strategy ultimately manifests in the work being done by a member of your team today.

The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

It provides free project management content worth considering: MIT ’s System Project Management Course introduces management principles, tools, and methods to plan and execute successful project management. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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Minimum Valuable Problem

Tyner Blain

I dropped the term first in a meeting with executives yesterday (as of when I’m typing) explaining that our product is focused on completely addressing the minimum valuable problem, and got some head nods but no direct commentary.]

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

Project team, which is the group that executes the project. The fourth step is to plan and execute each sprint. T he ultimate purpose of agile project management is to quickly respond to customer needs and market changes.

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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.

How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s critical to manage expectations from the outset of the project and throughout project execution. I will outline five ways to manage expectations on your projects: planning, execution, communication, under-promising, and personal expectations. Project Execution.

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Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

A depth of insight and excellence at execution. Product owners and product managers. Two roles, often done by one person.

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Opposite Views of a Product Roadmap

Tyner Blain

Helping the team execute, and appreciate the context and relevance of what they are working on involves going from the current deliverables up to the intent for building them. Executives (should) want to talk about intent and strategy for investment in the product.

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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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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Traditional waterfall planning and execution can lock down budgets and team resources on a set plan that might not deliver value for 18 months. Allowing for Change: As you execute a software project, you will likely run into unexpected changes.

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6 traits of highly effective project managers

Moira Alexander

Every project manager knows to execute projects on time and on budget. Not only do they execute projects within scope, they are accountable, strategic business partners fully vested in organizational success. And good project managers also take pains to consistently meet project requirements. But truly great project leaders go above and beyond.

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.