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.

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.

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

Creating the "Right" Product Roadmap With Data

Speaker: Sunil Parekh, Head of Product Management, SimplyInsured

How to respond to new information and urgent needs while executing a long-term roadmap. Data can be qualitative or quantitative, and comes from multiple sources: customer interviews, product usage & funnel analytics, company financial performance, and internal stakeholders.

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.

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.

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.

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

A Real-World Success Story: Hallmark Cards Saves 1,000 Man Hours a Year by Streamlining PMO Projects and Agile Execution

Planview

This blog provides a summary of the recent case study and shares the challenges the PMO was facing, the approach to improvement, and some of the benefits realized after streamlining PMO projects and agile execution.

The Value of Combining Robust PPM with Lightweight Work Execution [Video]

Planview

By rolling out Planview Projectplace ® , a collaborative work management solution, to every accidental project manager, the business can: Nurture a great team environment – all while delivering on 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.

2015 46

From Strategy To Execution and Delivery

Herding Cats

There always talk about Focus on Value. But that does that mean? What are the units of measure of Value ? What does it Cost to deliver that Value ? When will that Value be delivered? When is that Value Needed ? What are the impediments to delivering that Value and how will those be removed, handled, corrected, prevented to increase the probability that the Value will arrive when needed, for the needed cost?

Why Executives Don’t Go to Agile Conferences

Agile Coach

Let’s say the owner had a little more to worry about than ‘ being Agile ‘ I remember when the Agile Alliance did their first executive forum at the big annual Agile 20XX conference. So where are these executives going to learn about Agile? I talked to a handful of C-level executives from small (100 person) organizations, through to enterprise (30,000+) organizations. visiting executives at other organizations they want to learn from.

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.

2017 383

Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlOvercome three of the biggest factors in challenged and failed projects The Standish Group says three of the biggest factors that lead to failed and challenged projects are: Lack of user input. Incomplete requirements. Changing requirements.

2018 241

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution Project Scope ManagementLearn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements?

2018 240

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.

7 Sharp Ways to Improve Project Quality

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Quality ManagementPoor project quality can have profound effects on projects resulting in rework, schedule delays, higher cost, frustration, morale problems, and lack of customer satisfaction. Project managers cannot afford to miss the mark here.

2018 195

The ESP connection

The Lazy Project Manager

Does the executive team interact with project sponsors on a regular basis, perhaps are they even the executive sponsors themselves? project management apm Chaneg ESP executives ipma lazy management Manager peter taylor PMI programme project project speaker sponsorship

2017 222

ABI Evaluation

The Lazy Project Manager

TAKE THE TEST: Think of your own organisation and (honestly) decide if you are an ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘I’ type of executive team? You might even take it down to the individual executive team member (or make it personal to yourself perhaps) asking ‘is this person’, or ‘am I’ an ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘I’ type?

2017 232

Video: Execution Control -  transform your team into 'Superman'

Hydra

What is 'Execution Control' and how could it transform your team into 'Superman' to unlock your organisations full productivity potential? At Hydra we understand how hard it is delivering your projects on time and on budget, and the many challenges to overcome to ensure your projects and services perform at their optimum. Standardisation

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?

2016 343

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.

2017 284

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.

2017 266

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.

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.

2017 255

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.

2017 232

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?

2016 232

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.

2016 241

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.

2016 255

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.

Give me ‘C’

The Lazy Project Manager

level executives ipma lazy project manager peter taylor PMI pmo pmp project project author project manager project speaker survey

2016 195

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.

2016 256

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.

2014 54

A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

Borrowing from Scrum methodology, an agile team has three main roles : Product Owner : An executive or key stakeholder who leads the project with vision. If you work in tech or any industry where things change fast, you probably are familiar with agile project management.

Agile 124

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

Executing: This step is where your team is actively completing the tasks laid out during planning. The execution step is where your team knuckles down and puts in the work.

Pre-mortems and Post-mortems: The 2 Most Important Parts of Any Project

Redbooth

Execution questions – problems that impact work and workflow, including those around pace, people, and quality. Execution Questions. Execution problems creep up quickly when a project is already underway and can catch you off-guard. Project failure is painful.

2018 86

How to Build the Perfect Project Plan

Redbooth

If you have scoped the project beforehand or even just received a list of major deliverables from clients or executives, you know what needs to be done and the final due date. When you’re in the thick of a project, it can be hard to see the whole picture.

The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

An Agile team working in Scrum has three roles: The Product Owner – Often an executive or key stakeholder, the Product Owner has a vision for the end product and a sense of how it will fit into the company’s long-term goals.

2018 99