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Nadine Rochester
Nadine is a marketing director at Strategy Execution.

A experienced marketing strategist and technologist, Nadine is also passionate about project management, business analysis and agile PM, managing and contributing to the company PM blog servicing 40,000 monthly users.

The Four Fundamentals of Business Change

Senior executives are often responsible for a variety of major initiatives – which all need to be aligned to their organisation’s strategic objectives if they are to successfully deliver on the business goals. But when the deployment of a new product takes time and resources away from a number of different departments, coordinating and sequencing all of this and ensuring things run smoothly can be a real challenge. Getting better ...

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Trends in Project Management

The latest Project Management Trends for 2019 from Strategy Execution highlight the complexities and uncertainties that many businesses face today. With portfolio, programme and project management being the driving force behind successful business change, it will be the practitioners that work in PPM who will steer organisations through the choppy waters ahead. In this year’s trends technology features heavily – not just about technology being major deliverables on programmes and ...

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. But when deciding which initiatives to pursue and how to allocate limited resources among them, organisations often don’t choose well. All business initiatives are achieved through projects, so assessing and ranking these projects in order of importance to the business strategy give organisations the confidence to embrace risk. The ...

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Applying New Skills in the Project Workplace with Coaching

However good our intentions might be, we forget things very quickly after we’ve learnt them. Research from Hermann Ebbinghaus (1850-1909) over a hundred years ago tested the theory, and it still holds true today. In organisations today, they’re concerned with learning and development budgets and how they can ensure that any training investment – both in terms of money and time – brings benefits to employees; sees an increase in ...

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

At every level, leaders of project-based work are forced to be more responsive to unanticipated market shifts, more resilient to unpredicted disruptions, and more adaptive in situations where what “has always worked” no longer does. Business 2.0 has arrived and adaptive project leadership skills are even more in demand. The most effective leaders will be those that work to complement their traditional project management tools with an advanced skill set, ...

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

A well-known start-up in the UK, Moonpig is all about making someone’s day brilliant.  An e-commerce business, it enables people to create personalised cards online which are then printed and sent to recipients.  In addition they offer a range of gifts and flowers. Moonpig was founded in 1999,  before Lean and Agile approaches had become mainstream in the UK.  It was not until about 2013 that Moonpig first began to ...

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Five Steps to Influence Your Project Forward

With business culture moving from “command and control” into more collaborative and cross-functional teams, project leaders now have to be able to manage team members without having any formal authority. More subtle approaches like influence and adaptability are now needed to move a project forward – but many of those leading projects are not equipped with the required skills to manage up, down, across, or diagonally within organisations. This often ...

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