Webinar: 6 Skills Required for Effectively Managing Project-Based Work – Register Now!

In a constantly changing business environment, achieving results demands that projects be aligned to strategic goals. As organizations evolve, so have the roles of the project manager (PM) and business analyst (BA). In order to be effective, PMs and BAs must go beyond mastering requirements, schedules and budgets and also become proficient in strategic-level thinking. […]

14 Keys to Project Management Career Success

In every industry, technical know-how is essential to guiding projects to successful completion. However, the missing piece of the project management puzzle often lies in leadership and communication skills. In order to effectively execute larger projects, project managers need to be well-rounded and master both technical and relational skills. After conducting comprehensive research with Fortune […]

Five Types of Sourcing: A Practical Framework

Sourcing, inherently, is designed to help organizations save money through the purchasing of services or products provided by an external service provider. But finding the right vendors is not as simple as it sounds. Whether you are buying or selling office supplies or outsourcing entire information technology functions, sourcing can become a liability if not […]

The New Business Analysis: Optimizing the Value of Project-Based Work

The discipline of business analysis has evolved significantly since its inception. Business analysts (BAs) have traditionally been relied upon to define business requirements and translate them into clear language. In the process, they have acted as liaisons between strategic and technical roles. As today’s business environment continually changes and companies adapt more Agile mindsets to […]

Recalibrating the Perception of Project Management

The demands facing companies today are vast and dynamic. From overseeing global supply chains to mitigating talent shortages, mergers and acquisitions, and even managing technology changes (mobile, cloud, etc.), a lot goes into supporting a company. In an increasingly complex business environment, achieving successful results demands that projects be aligned to strategic goals, then delivered […]

Webinar Recap: The Business Analyst Catalyst

On December 8th, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution and Modern Analyst partnered to present a webinar on the evolving role of the business analyst (BA). In this webinar, Michael S. Zambruski, senior instructor with Strategy Execution, uses the context of the Enterprise Triple Constraint (Zambruski, 2015), which is the integration of strategy, analysis, and implementation to explore […]

Business Analysis Is Everywhere

If you ask someone to explain what business analysis is, they may not know how to answer, or will assume that it’s a very specialized and technical role that doesn’t really affect the rest of the company. Some of your top leadership may not even realize how much value this discipline is actually bringing to […]

Project Management Skills for Non-Project Managers

Projects are the mechanism by which companies get just about everything done, whether implementing new services, developing and releasing new products, improving internal processes, or impacting customer experience. The people in charge of these projects are project managers, regardless of their official title. If you’re responsible for managing an initiative that has a start and end […]

Webinar Recap: Communication for Enhanced Strategy Execution

While most project-based work leaders can articulate the importance of training their teams in technical project management processes, the importance of having people with strong communication skills is often undervalued. The reality is that in an increasingly complex business environment with virtual offices, cross-departmental teams and global locations, communicating up, down and across the organization […]