What is Adaptive Project Management?

Last week I listened in to a new webinar from Twenty Eighty Strategic Execution about adaptive strategy execution – or adaptive project management. What is Adaptive Project Management? As the name suggests, project management adapts and changes in response to the needs of the organisation. Adaptive project management is borne ...

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How to Coach Your Manager

You may think that coaching has a limited use and that it’s a tool only for professional coaches and for managers when guiding their teams. But have you ever considered that as a project manager you can also coach upwards and use it with your own manager? As a tool ...

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Building Adaptive Leaders Who Can Get Critical Work Done

Today’s business environment is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA), means that organisations must consistently balance the need to achieve strategic goals and respond to changes in their markets in order to drive business success. This demands specific capabilities and an intentional approach, starting with selecting and executing critical ...

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5 ‘Musts’ of Stakeholder Engagement

There are new versions of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) – Fifth Edition (which will be the Sixth Edition) and PRINCE2® due out soon and I’m keen to see what, if anything, they have updated regarding how best to work with stakeholders on projects. ...

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Strategy Execution partners with Duke Corporate Education and launches the new Adaptive Strategic Execution Programme

Today’s leaders of project-based work must have the right skill sets, adaptive approach and responsive mind-set to help them and their organisations navigate an increasingly complex and collaborative environment. Strategy Execution has partnered with Duke Corporate Education to equip project-based leaders with the skills to better manage this complexity – ...

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How to Achieve Transformational Change

When a dramatic shift in consumer behaviour or a new competitor enters the market, transformational change becomes a matter of survival if a business is going to be able to keep up with competition and move forward. Successful change management requires the overseeing of many complex and moving parts, as ...

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Lean Six Sigma and Projects

When faced with a nail a screwdriver is useless. When the job is to drive home the screw a hammer is a fast, if crude abuse of a tool whose solution shifts consequences into the future. The consequences won’t always matter. In Admonition of The Lean Band Wagon The history ...

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Self-Promotion and the Project Manager

You’ve got good experience; some great project management skills; got some decent project management training under your belt and you’re part of a formal community like PMI. But there is something else that a good professional project manager does that enables their career to head in the right direction – ...

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