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.

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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 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.

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”.

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?

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 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 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?

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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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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Give me ‘C’

The Lazy Project Manager

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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.

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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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’.

Project Management Basics: 6 Steps to a Foolproof Project Plan

Wrike

Just because you’re a rookie project manager doesn’t mean you can’t execute like an all-star. When it comes to planning your very first project , you may not know exactly where to begin. How do you accurately predict how long tasks will take?

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

LeadingAnswers

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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“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”

LeadingAnswers

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.

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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When Outsourcing Makes Sense

LeadingAnswers

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.

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What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?

Wrike

Outlining objectives, planning execution, managing operations, and reporting on status are just a few of the functions involved in carrying out a successful program.

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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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.

7 Product Management Best Practices for Beginner PMs

Wrike

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!)

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Bimodal IT

LeadingAnswers

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.

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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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.

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.

What It Takes to be a Project Portfolio Manager

Wrike

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. .

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.

What Is Strategy?

Arras People

It is through the execution of preparing a strategy that the overall direction of the business is set and is why strategy is important. Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy?