There are a lot of challenges to implementing strategy, and they depend in large part on what you are managing—and the environment in which you are managing it. This article looks at strategic implementation from the perspective of four situations in which you might find yourself.
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Some aspects of increasing organizational agility are the responsibility of senior management. But if they are asleep at the switch, agility will not improve much. Here are some practical ways to contribute to organizational agility as a project manager.
After experiencing several successful projects (and some less so), this practitioner wanted to share his tips on the management of technically complex ones--projects that contain enough complex functionality to make it difficult for the executing organization to deliver.
For project managers and organizations alike, it’s crucial to know what 2017 has in store. In this article, you will learn about the top project management trends that will create a splash. Let’s look into the crystal ball and predict what's in store...
Executive sponsorship is a top driver of project success, but many organizations struggle with leveraging this much-needed resource. From cultural readiness to training and support, companies need a holistic approach to establishing and improving their executive sponsorship programs, according to a new book.
Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.
How do we adapt in the face of consistency, or of anarchy or of brutal regimentation? As project managers, the only thing we really have control over is ourselves. Given this, how do we change our approach in a way that enables us to be effective in producing project results, rather than bashing our head repeatedly against an unfeeling and unchanging wall of bureaucracy? Here we take a look at adaptation in the face of organizational consistency.
PMI’s Pulse of the Profession® 2017 has some revealing stats in it. This practitioner uses one of them to identify something organizations can do immediately to improve their project delivery capability.
Efficient organizational project management enables companies to achieve organizational benefits through greater agility and a sharper competitive advantage in the market. To achieve this, we must first understand how to differentiate the concepts of organizational benefits, strategic initiatives, project management and organizational project management.
The latest evolution of project management is leading to a need for different skills and experience. Project managers are sensing a very real shift in the value that organizations are placing on many of their projects, one that’s going to reduce the sense of self-worth that individuals will have. So what should organizations do about it?