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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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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?

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

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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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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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.

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.

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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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?

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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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.

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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.

Project Management Career Outlook – Growth Across Industries through 2027

Project Bliss

The project manager plays a key role and is responsible for planning and executing projects through to successful completion. Have you ever considered a career in project management? If so, I’ve got great news.

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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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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You would evaluate whether the organization could improve the way projects are executed and determine if the projects are delivering the expected benefits. You’d have more interaction with executives to discuss overall direction to understand the corporate strategy.

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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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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What is a Project Scorecard?

Arras People

Project scorecards are one of the most crucial visuals of a project for senior executives and in this guest post from Execview – part of the Arras People PPM software directory – they give an overview about what the project scorecard is and what it includes.

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.

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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