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.

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! Enjoy the interactivity of cloud-based data visualization tools like Pincello and build, update and share project visuals directly from your browser to impress clients and executives.

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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 Execute a Needs Assessment

ProjectManager.com

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.

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.

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.

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? Executives must develop a clear strategy.

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?

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!

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.

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 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.

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.

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. Right Information, Right Time, Right Person and in the Right Way.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

The 7 Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019

Appfluence

Finding the Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019. As Executive Assistant, you are constantly looking for ways to hone your skills. Attending executive assistant conferences, workshops or retreats is a great way to learn new skills. Executive Secretary LIVE 2019.

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. This article, Giveaway! It’s giveaway time!

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.

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.

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Review: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile

Henny Portman

The book An executive’s guide to disciplined agile – Winning the race to business agility written by Scott W. Focus will vary over time in the following areas: executive education, executive coaching, middle-management coaching, agile training, agile/lean pilot teams, delivery team coaching, IT coaching, business coaching, skils training, agile centre of excellence, communication, experiments and communities of practice.

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 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. An executive summary template is a document that provides the framework for summarizing a proposal, a service delivery plan, or a strategy for solving a business problem. The executive summary is a document that helps keep projects on track and give clients the high-level information they want.

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4 Steps to Effectively Execute on Strategy [Webinar]

Planview

That’s a frightening reality, especially considering less than 1/3 of executives currently believe their organizations effectively execute on strategy. Your organization too can effectively execute on strategy by first starting with strategic plans.

Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Execution. Provide templates to aid project managers in their execution. Another tip, offer to mentor and support project managers during the execution of their projects. 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlSome Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground.

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Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

Keyedin

Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. So if we think back to our “Execution Gap” What KeyedIn Projects does is it enables Professional services organisations to wrestle back control. On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle.

Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

Keyedin

Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. So if we think back to our “Execution Gap” What KeyedIn Projects does is it enables Professional services organisations to wrestle back control. On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle.