3 Ways Qualitative Data Can Help Project Leaders

Qualitative data: observations that can’t necessarily be measured or quantified. Qualitative data helps provide project leaders a more holistic view of a problem or issue at hand. While the ability to analyze hard data is an incredibly valuable skill for a leader, having a complete skill set that includes relational skills is becoming more necessary […]

Project Roles are Blending: Can Your Teams Adapt?

Organizations are Evolving and Require Adaptive Leaders In many of today’s organizations with traditional hierarchies, there is clear separation between job roles and departmental responsibilities. For companies that engage in project-based work, teams can count on having a business analyst, project manager, and other distinct roles as part of their organizational structure. But now, as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]