Project Roles are Blending: Can Your Teams Adapt?

Organizations are Evolving and Require Adaptive Leaders In many of today’s organizations with traditional hierarchies, there is clear separation between job roles and departmental responsibilities. For companies that engage in project-based work, teams can count on having a business analyst, project manager, and other distinct roles as part of their organizational structure. But now, as […]

Webinar Recap: Conquering the Challenge of Adopting Lean and Agile Into Your Business

Blending these adaptive methods of operation can lead to transformative results Regardless of industry or profession, today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment challenges businesses every day. So how do organizations become more innovative and adaptive within this space? During our recent #StratExLive webinar, Michael Jebber, Strategy Execution’s Product Director, Lean and Agile, discussed […]

The Top 10 Adaptive Leadership Trends for 2018

We’re excited to announce the release of our Top 10 Adaptive Leadership Trends for 2018. This year’s trends reflect project management’s continued evolution into a blended discipline, incorporating new adaptive approaches and skill sets. While new technology has enabled greater interconnectedness and efficiency, it has also changed the way and speed of doing business. We’re […]

Part I: 6 Essential Ingredients for High-Performance Project Teams

In recent times, organizational structure has evolved from traditional hierarchies into flatter and more cross-functional teams. As a result, a new class of talent has emerged that requires a new approach to people management. Effective teams represent one of the most powerful mechanisms for achieving significant results in organizations today. Thus, developing high-performance teams has […]

Webinar Recap: Negotiating the Complexity Chasm

The business environment today is more complex than ever before. As a result, the projects that power an organization’s strategy are also increasing in complexity. During our recent #StratExLive webinar, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert, and Global Head of Duke CE Labs, Tony O’Driscoll, discussed how this environmental complexity directly affects the […]

Cultivating Effective Communication Practices With the C-Suite

Communicating effectively is more than transmitting information to your audience. The ability to truly engage and influence senior-level executives is a necessity for project leaders, and by exercising the right communication methods, it’s a skill that can be sharpened. 3 keys to communicating effectively include: Knowing your audience Knowing your purpose Knowing what – and […]

The Long-Term Vision of Project Management

Much of a project manager’s role deals with short-term thinking, such as day-to-day tasks. But that is in the process of changing, and managers are likely to start spending more time with teams, developing leadership, and focusing on planning for longer term goals. However, day-to-day tasks still have to be managed, and leaders can’t be […]

Why You Need Project Management During an M&A

As more companies flock toward mergers and acquisitions, many are learning what strategies can make or break the deal. After the buzz and excitement of an M&A announcement fades, the reality of the business plan sets in. Companies might think they need to clear the initial hurdles of reorganization before they can think about project […]