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 […]

Agile: The Sixth Sense

By: Bill Donnelly | Director, SLG & EI Government Markets | Strategy Execution I was flipping the remote and stumbled upon one of my favorite movies; The Sixth Sense. The key point in the movie which I assume requires no spoiler alert; is when the child Cole, explains to Bruce Willis’ character that “I see […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]