The Top 10 Strategy Execution Trends for 2017

We explore the transformation of traditional project management .

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Our top 10 strategic execution trends for 2017 explore the transformation of traditional project management and highlight the emergence of the combined meta-practice of project management, business analysis, and strategy execution.

Key highlights include:

  • Adaptive Execution: The Birth of One Meta-Practice
    Organisations are less concerned about adhering to single methodologies and are instead creating a blend that works for their culture and strategy.
  • Digitalisation – A New Project Management Tribe
    The adoption of mobile, cloud and data technology is changing how companies run projects and get work done.
  • Change Managers are Essential for Innovation
    Change managers are no longer being sidestepped as organisations recognise that change needs formal handling.
  • The BA and PM Partnership Strengthens
    The relationship between business analysis and project management will mature into a strong partnership that combines best practices from each of the two disciplines to more effectively achieve organisational alignment.
  • Renewed Focus on Benefits Management
    There will be a renewed focus on benefits management as it reinvents itself as a simpler process that is not just reserved for business analysts.

These trends are indicators of a new way of doing business. The collaboration of best-practices and blending of disciplines suggests that organisations are pushing toward the dismantling of a traditional project management world we used to know. To effectively realise results, organisations must invest in training their doers to be thinkers and leaders, and incorporate a strategic mindset into their day-to-day work.