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Strategy Execution is an Evolving Art

Back in 2007 the American Management Association [1] conducted a study which defined “strategy” and “strategy execution” as: “strategy, “a major plan that an organization makes to attain a defined and positive business goal,” and strategy execution, “the process of implementing such plans and achieving such goals.” They also stated back ...

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Why Strategic Failures are Increasing and How to Prevent It

In order to achieve strategic initiatives, organisations need to reduce the amount of operational work they do to simply run the business, and increase their activities, in the form of projects, which will change the business. This is a necessary and inevitable response to the changing business world in which ...

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Why Strategy Execution Should be Top Priority For Leaders – Yet Often Gets Ignored

Join our webinar on the 5th December presented by Antonio Rodriguez, the world’s leading champion of project management and strategy implementation. Antonio will discuss why it is that senior executives do not regard strategy execution as an important means for their organisations to succeed in their long term plans. Through ...

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Strategy Execution Today

Like the business world we occupy and the organisations we help, Strategy Execution needs to keep up with the constant pace of change in order to stay relevant. Over the past few years we have evolved and refined our position as the leading educator of project professionals. As we focus ...

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Understanding Your Project Management Strengths and Gaps

The UK government has introduced a Project Delivery Capability Framework (PDCF), which maps the career paths, competencies and development opportunities for individuals working in government in project delivery roles. It’s a PDF document than anyone can access and it’s very long. However, it is useful for anyone trying to work ...

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How To Align Project Goals to Strategy

I’m sure you have heard people talk time and time again about how important it is to align project goals to business strategy – I’ve written about it before along with many other commentators. It really is the current challenge for today’s project leaders. But what is often missing from ...

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The PMO as the Centre Leader

There has been much written and taught about leadership in project management yet very little about the PMO – and what kind of leadership they provide. The PMO Flashmob was hosted at TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s offices in London for an evening event all about PMO Leadership. There were different aspects ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Value of Communication on Business Success

In our previous blog, why it’s critical to measure a project’s strategic impact, we touch on how better communication across all levels allows project leaders to drive productive conversations across different departments and across all roles. This week we look into the reasons why communication is so valuable to business success. Being an ...

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Six Ways to Improve Business Performance

In recent weeks we have covered the strategic importance of projects, how to measure and report their impact and the leadership skills that are essential to execute these projects. (You can find these blogs in our Strategy Execution archive.) That is because, in today’s complex and competitive business environment, projects aligned with ...

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Why it’s Critical to Measure a Project’s Strategic Impact

Projects have become intrinsic to an organisation’s ability to move forward – by achieving its business goals and adding value to the organisation. Otherwise known as strategic execution, projects considered and delivered within the context of the overall business are critical if businesses are to meet the increasingly competitive and ...

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How to Execute Projects that Support Business Strategy

Business leaders are often responsible for a variety of major initiatives – which all need to be aligned to their organisation’s strategic objectives if they are to successfully deliver on the business goals. But when the deployment of a new product takes time and resources away from a number of ...

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