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. Why Use an Executive Summary Template? What’s Included in Our Executive Summary Template.

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? Strategic planning is done on an organizational level, dictating the direction of the company strategy and allocating resources to make that strategy come to life.

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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).

What Is Strategy?

Arras People

But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a “high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty” Yet strategy is different from vision, mission, goals, priorities, and plans. Project Management business strategy strategy

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

As a product manager, it's your job to realize your product’s vision by executing your chosen strategy. It’s also your job to deliver value to the business. Ultimately, these two outcomes are aligned so the temptation is to focus primarily on business metrics. Doing this can cause you to lose focus on the real value you are trying to achieve, in favor of moving the vanity metrics such as launches and time spent. Join Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor at Product School, as she explains how to use immeasurable success criteria along with your more standard KPIs to deliver products that don't just get used a lot, but deliver real value.

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.

10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

That conflict exists is not the issue, but having an effective conflict resolution strategy to resolve that conflict if it begins to impact the business is crucial for any manager. Here are 10 conflict resolution strategies that can help you manage volatile team members.

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. Strategy

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation. They should also understand the main concerns of the executive teams.

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.

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. Strategy is the first step in the process to achieve continuous planning and improve speed of delivery.

Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

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.

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations.

PMO Leaders: Creating Executive Conversations that Convert

Keyedin

Convert your executive sponsors and leaders to staunch supporters of your PMO. If your leadership team does not understand your PMO capacity and corresponding strategy, they may have a difficult time trusting you with their most crucial business goals. We recently hosted a webinar titled “ Modern Capacity Planning – Putting the Strategy into Resource Management ” in which many attendees cited this problem as paramount in their organizations.

From Strategy To Execution and Delivery

Herding Cats

These answers start with defining the strategy. For these strategies to work, we need to define the Measures of Effective, Measures of Performance, Technical Performance Measures, and Key Performance Parameters for each of the outcomes that produce Value in exchange for the Cost and Time to produce that Outcome. 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 ?

Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. After a simple analysis exercise (considering relationship and agreement) it then comes down to developing an influencing strategy.

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest contribution by Patrick Mayfield, non-executive director of pearcemayfield. There is, unfortunately, no fail-safe strategy when dealing with difficult stakeholders. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

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Learn How To Realize Positive Risk Response Strategies (Opportunities)

iZenBridge

The next question is what the positive risk response strategies are? These are strategies: To make it happen, or. These are Positive Risk Response Strategies. What are the strategies for dealing with positive risks? In this strategy, we make sure the opportunity happens.

Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Leadership Strategy ExecutionA major part of effective project leadership involves understanding the importance of continuing to learn and develop new skills.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

The foundation for overall business success and project initiatives starts here, making it imperative for executive sponsors to be in sync with project leadership out of the gate. Think of the strategy and PM connection in construction terms, where the step of pouring footings and foundations needs to adequately support all other work that follows and ultimately the final structure -- in this analogy the final structure are the end goals.

Develop a Strategy to Embrace Change

Leading Agile

One thing we must consider is that there are—typically— a lot of assumptions being made about markets as well as the organization’s capacity to execute. Strategic planning often falls short because it’s not as fluid as it needs to be.

What Makes a Good Strategy?

Leading Agile

In this clip, Dennis Stevens explains the necessary components that make up a good strategy. The things that belong in a good strategy are a diagnosis of the problem. That is not a result of bad execution or bad technology, that’s a result of bad connecting to strategy.

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.

Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities.

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Strategy vs. Luck: Managing Projects in the Face of Uncertainty

Project Smart

Managing projects is all about strategy. All of these decisions and plans form the project strategy. As the project moves from planning to execution to monitoring and then to closing, the strategy is documented, refined, and implemented.

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.

What is Strategy?

MindGenius

What is Strategy? But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty. Yet strategy is different from vision, mission, goals, priorities, and plans.

Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

So far in this blog series, we have defined strategy, covered the basis of strategic planning, and discussed who to include in your strategic planning team. Part 2: Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast. Step 1: Start with strategy.

What is Strategy?

Herding Cats

Strategy is a much overused, misused, and abused word. It's tossed around by those who are unfamiliar with Strategy Making roles in businesses. . Strategy is creating fit among a company's activities. The success of a strategy depends on doing many things well - not just a few. If there is no fit among the activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. The Framework for IT Strategy . Strategy

Making sense of the strategy

Lynne Cazaly

It is one thing to get the leadership team, board and executive together to plan and identify and prepare a strategy. Then comes the work of trying to embed the strategy - or in other words. Getting people to buy in to new directions, new ideas and changes in strategy requires sense making. Sensemaking Your Strategy is a thing. Put a sensemaking filter over the strategy so it makes sense to the people you expect to bring it to life.

4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

LiquidPlanner

here are four strategies to keep in mind. While it can be tempting to take a “wait and see” approach to the coming changes, executives and business owners need to remain vigilant. Download the guide here: The post 4 Strategies to Prepare for Industry 4.0

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. DAIT addresses how to apply agile and lean strategies to all aspects of IT. Disciplined Agile IT addresses how to apply agile and lean strategies to all aspects of IT.

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.

5 Top Time Management Strategies For Efficient Working

ProProfs Project Management

It is ironic though, no matter how much you rush work or plan your project execution, delays still happen. But, for that, you need to have a strategy in place. . Effective Time Management Strategies: Follow These 5 Methods & Meet Deadlines Effortlessly!

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Roadmapping Within the Context of the Product Strategy

Leading Agile

Watch this video to learn about the impact this could have on your Product Strategy. We break them up into smaller Stories and we execute against them, right? All of that’s happening in the context of our product strategy.

Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Project Management Project Management TrainingYou attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning?

4 Strategies for Dealing With Difficult Stakeholders

Wrike

This means you must arm yourself with strategies to deal with them amicably and continue working on the project despite possible roadblocks. 4 Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders. This group includes executives. “This isn’t what we wanted!”

How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

On a basic level, the design thinking process can be broken down into three main steps, which are covered in the Strategy Execution design thinking course, entitled Design Thinking for Results.

Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

If you’ll recall, we previously got you set up to translate your organization’s strategy into a top down vision with metrics in the blog, “ Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly.” Effective strategy planning will take multiple departments.