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 […]

Elevate Your Project Leadership on the Duke University Campus

Organizations must seek a new approach to strategy execution in response to the uncertainties of today’s business environment. Our Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP), developed in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, is designed to help leaders prevail over the challenges of executing strategic projects. This December, during our first #ASEPatDuke event, two courses will be […]

Elevate Your PMO to Build Effective Teams Across the Organization

Does your organization have a project management office (PMO)? A PMO can play a critical role in the success of an organization through overseeing processes, facilitating consistency and communication across the organization, and developing skills of project-based workers. Organizations can take advantage of PMO resources to build strong teams to lead project-based work. Establishing teams […]

Thinking Strategically About Project-Based Work

Training team members to see the big picture in a project can help organizations achieve short-term goals while also enabling them to work more effectively toward strategic goals. Building a team of people who can advance an organization’s mission is fundamental to success, and strategic project management training can help project-based workers see beyond task […]

Video: The Leadership Gap

Project failure affects companies of all sizes. Whether it’s a lack of resources or skills, projects end up at risk due to what we call “the leadership gap.” Training in these areas might help fill the gap: Resourcing Strategic thinking Problem solving Influencing Communication Decision making We used an animated video to illustrate the problem […]

Webinar Recap: Adaptive Strategic Execution for a Complex World

On May 24, in collaboration with our new partner, Duke Corporate Education, we hosted a webinar titled “Adaptive Strategic Execution for a Complex World.” During the event, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert and Duke Corporate Education’s Global Head of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Tony O’Driscoll highlighted eight critical leadership challenges and explained how […]

New Adaptive Strategic Execution Certificate Program in Partnership With Duke Corporate Education

Today’s increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) business context demands that organizations regularly revisit their strategy and adapt their work, all while accelerating the speed of execution. Organizations must consistently balance the need to achieve strategic goals and respond to changes in their industries and markets in order to drive business success. Winning at […]

PMIAA Unveiled: 9 Essential Features

Overview of Implications from the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) There is a lot that the members of Congress disagree on, but there was one recently proposed bill that received overwhelming support and unanimous approval from both parties. And that, perhaps, is not a surprise. If you have anything to say or feel about perpetual […]

How the City of Henderson, Nevada Built a Business Analysis Practice to Improve Project Outcomes

When it comes to project planning, business analysis (BA) plays a critical role in establishing requirements and identifying risk. Without the scrutiny that BA provides, projects run the risk of failure and worse yet, rework, which can be both costly and inefficient. Business analysis lays the groundwork for helping to create the strategy that drives […]