Filling Execution Gaps

Take a deep dive into how executives, middle managers, and senior project managers can turn corporate strategy into successful projects.  In this virtual course, including seven one-on-one sessions.  Todd will work with you or your team to fill the gaps that inhibit project success using real- world situations and examples from your specific organization.  Objectives of this course include:

  • Identifying activities to validate and execute a company’s strategy
  • Decomposing strategic goals into a comprehensive and achievable set of projects
  • Defining the executive sponsor’s roles and responsibilities
  • Using tools to guide the company to successful project delivery and adoption
  • Defining lean project governance (in your company’s context)
  • Identifying leadership traits for executives and project managers

This course helps executives, directors, PMO managers, executive sponsors, project managers, and their project teams understand identify and fill holes in their company’s execution capabilities and deliver more projects that are successful.

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Balanced Scorecard for Project Teams

Too often, project managers and stakeholders lack visibility into how their projects fit into the business’ grand vision. Think how wonderfully your projects would run if everyone from the C-suite to the individual contributor understood how to maintain focus on business goals.  In many corporate settings, this requires one or more people continually watching projects to ensure that they stay focused on corporate goals. This is feasible for a few small companies with only a few projects, but for larger companies, it can become quite burdensome.  The greater the project team’s knowledge and understanding of the goals and strategy, the more likely the project will stay focused on the goals, reducing implementation time, and delivering results that are more value-focused.  The balanced scorecard is one of the most common tools that organizations use to maintain a focus on meeting their objectives. This course helps executives, directors, PMO managers, project managers, and their project teams understand why and how a strategy is defined, the use of activity and strategy maps, and how they apply to the organization’s projects.

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Organizational Change Management for Project Teams

Delivering your project within scope, schedule, and budget is not success—having your project’s output adopted shows success. Whether you are delivering a process for HR, creating a new model of cell phone, or implementing a new ERP system, if the end user fails to see value in the deliverable, your project is a failure. Most project teams members, however, are focused on maintaining scope, schedule, and budget, are far removed from the end-user and have little concept on how to persuade someone to use what they are developing. The fact of the matter is, though, that involving the end-user in the initial stages of the project they can help ensure the tangible product is adapted and enhanced to create the value needed for adoption.

Organization Change Management for Project Teams helps project managers, their teams, and their stakeholders:

  • Deliver truly successful projects.
  • Understand what Organization Change Management (OCM) means to your organization.
  • Learn how to build OCM into your projects and your company’s culture.

Organizations the world over struggle to make changes stick. This workshop helps students integrate change management into their project, from the time the product is first realized, in a manner that end-users can see and feel the upcoming change and take ownership of it. This workshop helps executives, directors, PMO managers, executive sponsors, project managers, and project teams understand why and how to make changes stick.

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Strategy Execution

This is a blended course with online and onsite sessions. Its focus is to take your current strategy and develop an execution plan with your team. It is both consulting and a workshop wrapped into one convenient package. It works with your team to eliminate gaps in your strategy and organization using your planning material. It does this by educating team in:

  • Identifying the activities to validate and execute a company’s strategy.
  • Decomposing strategic goals into a comprehensive and achievable set of projects.
  • Using tools to guide the company to successful project delivery and adoption.
  • Defining lean project governance in your company’s context.
  • Identifying leadership traits for executives and project leaders.

It is immediately applicable by working with your company’s data and developing the framework for the following items:

  • Activity system diagrams,
  • Strategy maps,
  • Project alignment criteria,
  • Key leadership functions and their motivational style,
  • Organization change management teams, and
  • Project priorities.

Numerous templates make this process work for current and future plans and projects.  By the end of this workshop, you will have a complete execution plan for implementing your company’s strategy.

This course is only offered as a cohort and helps executives and their execution teams ( directors, PMO managers, sponsors, project managers, and project teams) understand why and how a strategy is defined, the use of activity and strategy maps, and how they apply to the organization’s projects.

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