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 […]

How to Develop an Adaptive Mindset and Thrive Through Change

In response to today’s increasingly volatile and complex business environment, organizations must seek a new approach to strategy execution. Situated firmly between a company’s strategic vision and its tactical execution are project leaders who keep the engine running. To translate their strategy into measurable results, organizations must prepare their leaders to rise to the challenge […]

Adaptive Leaders: The Levers Who Make a Difference

If projects are the lifeline of strategy, then adaptive leaders are the lifeline of projects. Leading project-based work today requires skills beyond managing tasks and timelines. Developing leaders’ skills is the best way for an organization to ensure higher levels of engagement and project success. The changing landscape of business has made all industries, from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]