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. If the executives stray from what you’ve rehearsed, be ready to go with it.

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

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.

How to Successfully Execute a Plan

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.

Realign Your Vision – 3 Ways The PMO Can Drive A Successful Business Transformation

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

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.

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. What Is an Executive Summary? What Goes into an Executive Summary?

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

KeyedIn Spotlight - Executive Visibility


Join KeyedIn Solutions for 'Executive Visibility', the next instalment of our KeyedIn Spotlight Webinar Series. The key topics covered will be Analytic Dashboards, Status Reporting, Financial Reporting, Capability Management, Deliverables Management and Executive Dashboards.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

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.

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).

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?

How to Sell Process Improvement to Executives

Brad Egeland

Maximize your process improvement efforts and engage teams | View Online Change starts at the top, which is why executive support is a must have if you want to maximize process improvement efforts and engage your teams. But sometimes, getting leadership buy-in is a challenge. Arm yourself with practical skills to obtain a genuine and lasting commitment to change from your leadership team.

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.

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”.

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.

The Executive’s Role in Project Management

Gina Abudi PM

The executive’s role in project management is as the project sponsor. The post The Executive’s Role in Project Management appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management executives project leadership project sponsorThe project sponsor is a leader, or a group of leaders, who provide the resources and support for a project they launch. The sponsor should ensure a vision for the project and share that vision with the project team. The sponsor should ensure that [.].

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.

Using the cascade model to avoid the execution trap


Leaders of any business know: without superb execution, your strategy is worthless. Many have pondered the mystery of why seemingly great ideas often fail at execution. But there’s actually a fairly simple explanation, and it’s called The Execution Trap. The problem is strategy and execution aren’t separate features of a project; execution is a key component of strategy. By placing attention back on execution, management can reverse the tide.

3 Ways Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Risk ManagementThis is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from

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Risk Management Wisdom and Humor of the Ages

Project Risk Coach

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week." 2=Planning 3=Execution Project Risk ManagementMost of us have personal and career goals.

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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.

Designing a Feedback-Driven Strategic Execution Model w/ Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

In this episode of SoundNotes, Dennis Stevens, LeadingAgile’s co-founder and Chief Methodologist, and Dave Prior, dig into one of those key concepts: How to design an execution model that can provide feedback which can then be incorporated back into the strategic planning.

The 7 Best Executive Assistant Conferences to Attend in 2019


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.

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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.

Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution


Now, let’s get into the first two process areas by examining why it is crucial for your organization to align strategy, financials, and execution. The executive leadership team, including Finance, typically work together to rank investments and create a proposed investment portfolio.

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Are Your Project Plans Helping You Execute Successfully?


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.

4 Steps to Effectively Execute on Strategy [Webinar]


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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What's Executive Presence? The Art And Science Of Getting Ahead At Work


Does this story sound familiar? Productivity

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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

An Executive Perspective on Getting Started with Work and Resource Management


And, if you previously missed them, you can catch up on parts 1-4 here: Part 1: An Executive Perspective on Changing Work and Resource Dynamics. Part 2: An Executive Perspective on the Role of Work and Resource Management Technology.

How Project and Portfolio Management Drives Better Executive Decisions on the Corporate Battlefield


Just the same, your company’s ability to compete depends largely on executives’ ability to get the visibility they need to drive better decisions in the clutch.

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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.

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6 Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Assistant Career Path


As an Executive Assistant you want to advance your career. Whether your official title is Executive Assistant, Admin, Personal Assistant or something else, titles are not the most important things. Check out this “Executive Assistant Resume Example and 5 Tips to Writing One.”

Project Management Basics: How to Plan and Execute Projects Like A Pro


We’ve put together this list to help you plan and execute projects like a professional. If you’ve read any of our other blog posts, you know we often get deep into the details of project management.

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


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.

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Top 5 Templates to Sharpen Your Executive Assistant Skills


Executive Assistant Skills are Beyond Impressive. The executive assistant has a lot to contend with. They are an extension of the executive they support. An EA must constantly stay on their toes and sharpen their executive assistant skills. Executive Schedule Template.