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PMO Perspectives Blog (page 10)

How Many Kinds of Uncertainty Are There?

The sixth edition of ‘A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge’ (PMBOK6) takes a major step forward in its treatment of risk, not only addressing a wider range of ‘uncertainty’ than the simple event (it happens or it doesn’t) risk, but also acknowledging the necessity to integrate project risk management with enterprise-wide risk management, the latter aimed at addressing risks to benefit delivery and achievement of strategic objectives. ...

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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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The Intrapreneurial Business Analyst

The role of the BA is transitioning from a humble ‘Taker of Requirements’ into a Leader, an Innovator and a Disruptor and this year’s conference presented a myriad of exciting new areas including the Agile BA, design thinking visual modelling, as well as creativity, innovation and leadership. The BA Europe Conference 2017 was aimed at ‘challenging the status quo’ and bringing together those involved with the world of business analysis ...

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How do you Lead your Project Team through a Conflict?

Many of us don’t like conflict, but the truth is that it’s difficult to avoid when running a project. There will always be situations when someone within the team has a different opinion about what needs to happen. It’s interesting really that we find conflict so difficult and that we often see it as a bad thing. Conflict can be good – both for the project and the team – ...

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Why Good Strategies Fail?

In the Leadership and Strategy Execution in a Chaotic World session attended by project leaders as part of our series of Strategy Execution road show events, there was a discussion about why an organisation’s strategies fail. There are a number of categories; there is the formulation and structure of the strategies; the execution of the strategies; the skill sets required to deliver the strategic aims and the need for influence ...

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The Five Key Skills With The Greatest Impact on Strategic Execution

In our blog Why Communication is Vital to Business Success, we looked at how effective communication can create the conditions that allow everyone to take risks, try new approaches and, if necessary, change direction – something which can make all the difference between stagnation and growth. In this blog we look at how to choosing the right balance between growth, profitability and risk – while also staying true to core strategies, will ...

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Five Ways To Reduce Resistance To Change

Recently I wrote on this blog about ways to spot resistance to change. Having recognised that your team is feeling uncomfortable about the transformation effort, or whatever this project is changing about the way they do their jobs, you’ll want to do something constructive about that. My top tip is to think about the fact that implementing new strategy is going to make people anxious. Whether your strategic plan takes ...

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Leadership and Strategy Execution in a Chaotic World

Last week, as part of our series of Strategy Execution road show events, project leaders got together to learn more about why their working world is changing; understand the impacts on their own roles and how to work through it. We’re living in chaotic times. Our project worlds are become increasingly impacted by the pace of change; the instability of markets; outside influencers like digitisation and regulations and what might feel ...

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