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 […]

What You Need to Know About Managing Project Risk

Much like investors needs to know about the potential benefit – and risk – of companies in their portfolio, project managers, too, need to understand the same of the projects they undertake. No matter what kind of projects or initiatives you’re working on, achieving success comes with identifying and managing risk. Understanding what risk looks […]

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 […]

Webinar Recap – Becoming an Adaptive Leader: Overcoming Project Breakdowns

At a time when the business world is more volatile and complex than ever before, project-based work has become the norm, rather than the exception. During our most recent #StratExLive webinar, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert was joined by Ed Barrows, Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, to discuss how these […]

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 […]

Webinar – Becoming an Adaptive Leader: Overcoming Project Breakdowns – Register Now!

Today’s business environment is more volatile and complex than ever before. New technologies and increased globalization have created disruption while accelerating the pace and demands of getting work done. Project leaders are at the intersection of these changing conditions. As a result, they must not only master the traditional technical skills of managing projects, but […]

Managing From the Middle to Initiate Effective Change

One of the most challenging aspects of project management is navigating teams through significant change. While those tasked with leading project-based work may not have formal authority over everyone involved, they must still be able to influence people who aren’t necessarily direct reports. This skill of managing from the middle can make the process of […]