How Strategic Leadership Improves Organisational Success

In today’s competitive business environment, an organisation’s success depends on the combination of strategic leadership and effective execution of project-based initiatives. Regardless of the specific goal, project-based initiatives can be challenging, particularly as they involve groups that consist of diverse individuals brought together to form cross-functional and cross-organisational teams. These ...

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How to Build a Strategic Project Team

As we discussed in last week’s blog, cultivating a workforce with a solid balance of technical and relational skills helps ensure the gap between strategy making and execution is minimised. However, in organisations of every size, the teams involved in executing strategic projects are becoming more and more diverse, therefore aligning ...

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The Next Generation PMO

At last month’s PMO Conference in London the sessions and conversations were all about the relationship between the PMO and the business or organisation a PMO sits within. The overriding message is – the PMO belongs to the business and it is there to response to business needs. Whatever they ...

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How to Close the Strategy Execution Gap

Strategy making sets the strategic direction of the organisation, often through the identification of goals and metrics which drive the business forward. The importance of strategy is widely acknowledged as essential to staying relevant in the market, yet a gap between strategy and its execution continues to impede success across ...

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Making Sense of Portfolio Management

I spoke at the PMO Conference in London last week. Loads of fun. Like everyone else I listened to our opening Keynote speaker first, Mark Price Perry. He said, with great insight; “people get the Project Management Office’s purpose all wrong, they get the definition of projects wrong”. I agree ...

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5 Myths of Stakeholder Management

I did some stakeholder management training recently and it was interesting to hear that many of the delegates have the same issues that I do at work. There seems to be some universal problems when it comes to dealing with people on projects… because we are dealing with people on ...

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