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 ….

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


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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 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.

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.

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.

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!

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 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.

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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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.

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.

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: 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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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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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?

Get to Know InLoox: Juline - Executive Assistant at InLoox Headquaters in Munich


Juline has been working as an executive assistant for InLoox at our headquarters in Munich since July 2019. Since then, she not only supports our executive management in day-to-day business, but also our sales department.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

The Executive’s Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails

Leading Agile

Leading large-scale Agile Transformation is extremely complex. That’s why successful Agile Transformation requires a fundamentally unique approach.

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.

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.

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.

How the Natural Monopoly Graph Can Inform Project Planning and Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

Disciplined execution – This may be a challenge if there is a lack of discipline due to the absence of competition. The post How the Natural Monopoly Graph Can Inform Project Planning and Execution first appeared on The Strategic Project Manager.

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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.

Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

Your Go-To Guide to Writing an Executive Summary in 2021


An executive summary is an incredible document that is quite short but has a lot of significance in the overall company’s workings because of its importance in front of the whole upper management. What is an Executive Summary? We start with defining the Executive Summary.

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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.

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Things Every Agile Executive Should Know

An agile executive would know. He specializes in executive and management training and coaching but stays passionate about building solid relationships and teams. Becoming agile is about more than just Jira and Scrum.

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

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.