Grand strategy -- an illusion?

Musings on Project Management

Every enterprise engages in strategy. And, of course, there is always self-interest: Strategic Plan StrategyIt's a matter of routine to some: Driven by the calendar, it's now time to do the "strategic plan". To others, it's another name for how to engage with risk -- a risk might be a tactical failure, but at the same time, it could be a strategic success: The other guy won today, but he killed himself doing it.

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

How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit.

Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

ProjectManager.com

In that time, she’s learned plenty about crafting successful growth strategies for businesses, which she shares in this video. In Review – Key Business Growth Strategies for New Businesses. Basics of a Small Business Growth Strategy. Growth Strategy for Entrepreneurs.

Your 2-Part Metrics Audit for High-Value Products

Speaker: Sam McAfee, Product Development Consultant, Startup Patterns

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 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.

The value of strategy

Musings on Project Management

"I will not take by sacrifice that which I can achieve by strategy" General Douglas MacArthur And, so what we have in that philosophy, when put in project context, is the oft-criticized 'brute force approach' vs a more subtle tactical alternative. We see it all Strategic Plan Strategy

Managing Team Conflict and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, we’ll look at the causes of team conflict on projects, how to identify conflict and resolution strategies so you can all get back to work. Here are some project management conflict resolution strategies. Projects can be a hotbed of conflict.

Project management guide: Tips, strategies, best practices

Moira Alexander

Managing any project can become a slippery slope when your organization doesn’t have a solid grasp of all the moving pieces. Project management can be a complex discipline to understand and navigate. After all, there are enough key phases, knowledge areas, and project management-specific terms to fill a glossary. To simplify the key components of successful project management, CIO has put together this guide to understanding project management — the phases, knowledge areas, tools and more.

Measure the Immeasurable: Beyond Vanity Metrics

Speaker: Sari Harrison, Product Management Instructor, Product School

Survival Strategies For Freelance Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The post Survival Strategies For Freelance Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Freelance project managers, by now you know that doing freelance PM brings forth a whole.

7 Essential Time Management Strategies

LiquidPlanner

The following strategies will help you get the right things done in less time. The post 7 Essential Time Management Strategies appeared first on LiquidPlanner. Get the right things done in less time.

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. Portfolio Management Strategy Execution

Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

After a simple analysis exercise (considering relationship and agreement) it then comes down to developing an influencing strategy. If people are against you, make sure you’ve got something in your strategy to at least remove the risk they pose to your influencing goal.

A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

Bringing Together Your New Project Team – Strategies For Success

Arras People

The post Bringing Together Your New Project Team – Strategies For Success appeared first on arraspeople. We all know that when a project team works well together then great results can be achieved in an effective and cohesive manner.

Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Project Management Strategies

LiquidPlanner

” The post Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up Project Management Strategies appeared first on LiquidPlanner. Project Management Teams Tips bottom-up project management Project management professionals project management strategies project plan project planning project schedule teamwork top-down

Risk Response Strategies: Full Roundup

Online PM Courses

Risk response strategies are the basic ways you can handle project risks. In this article we’ll examine the risk response strategies you have available to you, what they mean, and when you should use them. How many Risk Response Strategies are there?

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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 (and Isn’t) Product Management?

Speaker: Steve Johnson, VP of Products, Pragmatic Institute

The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies

The Digital Project Manager

The post The 10 Most Effective Conflict Resolution Strategies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. I’ve faced my fair share of conflict as a project manager: repeatedly having to tell a difficult client ‘no’ on wildly out-of-scope requests, or dealing.

The Canvas Strategy

Zen Project Management

One piece of advice I appreciated is what he called the canvas strategy. This strategy will accomplish a number of things. I’m making my way through the Tim Ferris' book Tools of Titans. It’s well over 600 pages but it has a lot of useful, interesting advice, though I'll admit some of it is a bit out there. He breaks the book up into three areas; Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. The book is really just a summary of podcasts done over the years with some other advice added in.

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.

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management [Snippet]

Project Risk Coach

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management. Once senior management has clearly defined their long-term and short-term goals, projects may be initiated to support the operational strategies. Is your organization identifying and managing emerging risks?

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The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

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.

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

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6 proven project team communication strategies

Moira Alexander

Whatever media they use, project teams will increase their chances of achieving their goals if they develop successful strategies for keeping everyone informed about what’s going on. Hold regular strategy meetings for the entire team. Project teams are in a constant state of communication via email, videoconferences, telephone calls, texts, face-to-face discussions and even nonverbal interactions.

What is project management? Tips, strategies, best practices

Moira Alexander

Managing any project can become a slippery slope when your organization doesn’t have a solid grasp of all the moving pieces. Project management can be a complex discipline to understand and navigate. After all, there are enough key phases, knowledge areas, and project management-specific terms to fill a glossary. To simplify the key components of successful project management, CIO has put together this guide to understanding project management — the phases, knowledge areas, tools and more.

Build Delightful Products with Customer Validation

Speaker: John Little, Head of Product Marketing, Centercode

How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

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. Suresh Srinivasan, CTO at NYU Langone Medical Center , tells CIO, within the NYU IT department there are two key components that link the business strategy and project management.

6 proven project team communication strategies

Moira Alexander

Whatever media they use, project teams will increase their chances of achieving their goals if they develop successful strategies for keeping everyone informed about what’s going on. Hold regular strategy meetings for the entire team. Project teams are in a constant state of communication via email, videoconferences, telephone calls, texts, face-to-face discussions and even nonverbal interactions.

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. All of that’s happening in the context of our product strategy.

Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

How to select a Risk Response Strategy? Definition of Risk Response Strategies. Here is what you need to know: Risk Response Strategy or Risk Response Plan is not something from an enterprise world. (By So, you need to assess the costs and benefits of your risks strategies.

Ask the "Right" Questions: Your Analytics-Guided Product Strategy

Speaker: Yoav Yechiam, Founder and Head Instructor, productMBA

Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects

Online PM Courses

So what are the secret strategies that experienced Project Managers use to manage multiple projects? The Number one Strategy that will help you Manage Multiple Projects. Serial mono-tasking is the essential strategy. Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects.

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.

10 Strategies for Managing Multiple Projects at Once

LiquidPlanner

The post 10 Strategies for Managing Multiple Projects at Once appeared first on LiquidPlanner. Hands up if you are managing multiple projects? Yes, I thought so! A while back in my career I had the luxury of managing a big project and that was all I did.

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. Strategy45% of middle managers cannot name one of the top five corporate goals. 64% of cross department/functional issues are poorly resolved.

Selling Data and Decisions to your Team

Speaker: Cait Porte, SVP Product and Customer Experience, Zmags

Strategies for getting to commitment, not consensus. Gathering support for a product feature or enhancement is a critical skill for Product Managers.