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Why Prioritisation Matters in Strategy Execution

Strategy execution, in its simplest definition, is all about ensuring the strategy set by an organisation is achieved through action by those working in an organisation. The initial action, which tends to require a change for the organisation, is achieved through portfolio, programme and project management. In his webinar, Prof Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez talks about how strategy execution seems to be one of those business areas or concepts that eludes a ...

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How to Get Projects From Strategy

This is a question I’m hearing quite a lot at the moment: How do I turn my company’s strategy into actual projects? It’s good to have a strategy, of course. But a strategy that stays in a fancy PowerPoint presentation isn’t helpful to anyone. That’s not a strategy, it’s a document. OK, you need the document first, as a communication tool to explain the strategy to everyone, but you know ...

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Back to Basics? – A Top Ten Rules of Project Management

Never has it been so easy to keep up with the latest hot topics and innovations in project management. In addition to the rigorous academic and practice journals published by bodies such as the PMI and APM, there are many conferences and workshops where it is possible to interact with the leaders in various areas of the field. I was interested, however, to go back to basics, and to find ...

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Successful Learning: 3 Ways To Build Your Project Management Skills

It’s the time of year when we all start to think about what to include in our appraisals with project sponsors and line managers. It’s also the time when we need to think about what development and training opportunities we’d like to get involved with in the year to come. That’s where 70/20/10 comes in. Have you heard of 70/20/10? It’s a learning and development model that is widely used ...

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Create a Goal Map for your Project Management Career

As 2017 draws to a close and we embark on a new year it may be time for you to review how far you have come and where you are headed as a project manager. If you don’t take time out to consciously direct your career towards your desires you might drift and end up in a place where you don’t feel your talents are being fully appreciated or utilised. ...

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From Projects to Operations

The successful implementation of organisational strategy happens through projects. Project teams make the required changes to help the business move from where it is now to where it wants to be, either through a series of small changes or through larger, transformative change. But there’s a part in that process that has traditionally not worked so well: whether you are using waterfall, agile or a blend of both that fits ...

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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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How to Prepare Yourself for a Career Move in Project Management

Many people come to me for coaching because they need support in preparing for a new role. In recent weeks, three of my coachees have discussed some form of career transition with me. The first person –we’ll call him Chris – is a contractor who works as a business analyst and project manager. Although his contract isn’t coming to an end just yet, he is beginning to position himself for ...

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