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Silo Working and Projects \\ Strategy Execution Series

The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The fifth trend, “Interdependencies: Silo Walls Are Growing Thinner” highlighted how often project success relies on cooperation and help from across an organisation, not just within the project department. The problem is silos have long been a challenge for organisations. Here’s the trend: Interdependencies: Silo Walls Are Growing Thinner When ...

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15 Time Management Tips for Project Managers

You’ll have heard the old adage that you can’t manage time. It passes whether you like it or not. When we talk about time management we’re really talking about making the most of the available time. Time Management is a Knowledge Area in the PMBOK Guide®—Fifth Edition, which is required reading if you are preparing for the PMP® exam. We can use the advice in there, as well as tips ...

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Millennials Leadership in Project Execution \\ Strategy Execution Series

The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The fourth trend, “Millennials Are Changing Leadership” highlighted how important the current and future workforce is to enable successful project delivery. Here’s the trend: Millennials Are Changing Leadership Millennials are becoming the dominant demographic in the workplace. They are redefining “effective leadership” and how organisations engage with this future workforce. ...

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Value of Investment in Project Management Training

Leaders of PMOs, COEs and Learning and Development departments have historically been willing to buy hope. They believed that if they invest in developing the skills of their people (project managers, project team members and managers of project managers) then the individuals will benefit and the organisation will as well—they were willing to buy that hope. Nowadays, these same leaders are no longer willing to buy hope—they want proof. Proof ...

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Does Your Project Sponsor Work Like This?

Executives spend a lot of time identifying the right strategies for the business that, sooner or later, turn into projects and programmes (strategy execution).  A company’s ability to implement or execute these projects, which are often large and very visible, is what often distinguishes success from failure. There are several key best practices that are crucial to help executives keep their fingers on the pulse of these mission critical projects.  ...

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Flat and Lean Organisations – Why it Matters in Strategy Execution \\ Strategy Execution Series

The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The third trend, “The State of Organisation Is Moving Toward Flat and Lean” highlighted how important the organisation’s own culture and structure is in enabling successful project management. Here’s the trend: The State of Organisation Is Moving Toward Flat and Lean Smart organisations are finding a balance between hierarchy, bureaucracy ...

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Moving to a Portfolio PMO

There’s something happening in PMO. More and more frequently I’m getting asked questions like this one: I’m currently working in a PMO, supporting a large programme. I’d like to move into a portfolio PMO in the next few years and want advice on what I should be doing to make this a reality. Portfolio management is certainly something that being discussed in PMO circles – in fact the PMO Flashmob ...

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Recognising the Need for Experienced Project Managers \\ Strategy Execution Series

The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The second trend, “Execs recognise the need for experienced project managers” highlighted how important Project Managers are in closing the gap between strategy setting and strategy execution. The session referenced PMI’s The High Cost of Low Performance Pulse of the Profession Report released this year that stated that 83% of ...

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