Is Your Organization a “Champion” or “Underperformer”?

How culture impacts project performance Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience working in Fortune 100 companies leading projects and large organizations. He has delivered thousands of successful projects and managed major strategic initiatives. Zucker is also a Strategy Execution course instructor, with areas of expertise in project management, Agile transformation, and leadership. The […]

What You Need to Know About Implementation of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA)

The right training coupled with experience will help sustain the long-term federal project improvements identified in the PMIAA In late 2016, the federal government signed the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) into law. At that time, we reviewed the legislation and discussed implications for the future. The Office of Management and Budget recently issued […]

Webinar Recap: Conquering the Challenge of Adopting Lean and Agile Into Your Business

Blending these adaptive methods of operation can lead to transformative results Regardless of industry or profession, today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment challenges businesses every day. So how do organizations become more innovative and adaptive within this space? During our recent #StratExLive webinar, Michael Jebber, Strategy Execution’s Product Director, Lean and Agile, discussed […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Blueprint for Building a Successful PMO

As organizations begin to recognize that project-based work is everywhere, the discipline of project management has evolved, and along with it, the role of the project management office (PMO) has grown. Once a company understands the importance of establishing a PMO within its corporate structure, its next step is to find the resources and information […]

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 […]

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 […]