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Rebecca Leitch
Rebecca Leitch is a marketeer at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution - focused on bringing new project management content for the PM community.

Strategy Execution is an Evolving Art

Back in 2007 the American Management Association [1] conducted a study which defined “strategy” and “strategy execution” as: “strategy, “a major plan that an organization makes to attain a defined and positive business goal,” and strategy execution, “the process of implementing such plans and achieving such goals.” They also stated back then that “strategy execution” is an evolving art. The research also showed many good strategic plans failed because of ineffective ...

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Why Strategy Execution Should be Top Priority For Leaders – Yet Often Gets Ignored

In our webinar on the 5th December 2017 presented by Antonio Rodriguez, the world’s leading champion of project management and strategy implementation, he discussed why it is that senior executives do not regard strategy execution as an important means for their organisations to succeed in their long term plans. Through years of research, Antonio has discovered that most leaders see strategy execution as something abstract, often left to destiny. Consequently, ...

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Strategy Execution Today

Like the business world we occupy and the organisations we help, Strategy Execution needs to keep up with the constant pace of change in order to stay relevant. Over the past few years we have evolved and refined our position as the leading educator of project professionals. As we focus on providing training solutions that elevates individuals’ project work – as well as equipping leaders with the skills they need ...

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How to Structure Your Organisation to Drive Innovation

As we discussed in our previous blog the The Five Key Skills With The Greatest Impact on Strategic Execution, choosing the right balance between growth, profitability and risk – while also staying true to core strategies, will help maximise growth. However, organisations also need to innovate. Three key ingredients for successful innovation are the right culture, strong visionary business leadership and challenging organisational norms. Strategic project management supplies these ingredients and the ...

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Six Ways to Improve Business Performance

In recent weeks we have covered the strategic importance of projects, how to measure and report their impact and the leadership skills that are essential to execute these projects. (You can find these blogs in our Strategy Execution archive.) That is because, in today’s complex and competitive business environment, projects aligned with strategy are the means in which organisations are able to move forward. These projects, selected for their strategic objectives, must ...

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Why it’s Critical to Measure a Project’s Strategic Impact

Projects have become intrinsic to an organisation’s ability to move forward – by achieving its business goals and adding value to the organisation. Otherwise known as strategic execution, projects considered and delivered within the context of the overall business are critical if businesses are to meet the increasingly competitive and complex demands of today’s business world. The success of a project has always been viewed in terms of its delivery ...

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The Strategic Skills PMO Leaders Must Possess

In last week’s blog post How to measure and report the strategic impact of projects, we looked at how well the PMO is placed to measure the business impact of projects and initiatives, and in doing so, identify their strategic value. Given that it is only through the successful delivery of projects chosen for their strategic importance that business can achieve their strategic goals, project-based work is on the rise ...

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How to Measure and Report the Strategic Impact of Projects

We have written a lot recently on the importance of strategic execution – and how to achieve this. This week we look at how to measure strategic value. Organisations are increasingly competing on a global scale and dealing with projects involving dispersed team members from different cultures and backgrounds. As a result, how initiatives are chosen, as well as managed, is critical to success. While, in most cases, the Project Management ...

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