Align Deliverables with Strategic Business Objectives
I understand the difference between good strategy and bad strategy, and I use that understanding to identify those strategic pillars and leading indicators that are most decisive to achieving business results.

I teach PMI's popular seminar: Leading Strategic Initiatives (Program Management).
Enroll Sponsors
demonstrate how to identify stakeholders, assess and evaluate stakeholder needs, approach and engage stakeholders, communicate status and issues appropriately
Develop Project Assumptions
teach people how to identify and distinguish estimating assumptions from strategic assumptions, and how to appropriately evaluate each
Prepare for Business Case Presentation
I have helped many projects get off to a good start by clarifying requirements -- a statement of the business need/problem/opportunity - BEFORE the team starts to assemble their numerical assumptions. One technique is "Critical Asking."
Define Project Scope
teach PMI's highly regarded seminar, How to Capture Customer Requirements and Develop Project Scope
Select Project Approach
Have outstanding abilities to discern the business benefits, and then consider the "fit" of capabilities and resources to that desired outcome
Assess Project Risks
I have over 20 years of experience in facilitating groups in risk identification, assessment, response planning and implementation.