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The DNA of Strategy Execution

Book Description

DECODE & DEVELOP THE DNA OF STRATEGY-EXECUTION TO THRIVE IN TODAY’S TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT WITH NEXT GENERATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PMO

Just as DNA contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all living organisms, what if we could decode the elements of management and strategy-execution? This ground-breaking book offers new perspectives on age-old management challenges and illuminates better ways to organize and manage in an increasingly turbulent, DANCE-world (Dynamic. Ambiguous. Non-Linear. Complex. Emergent). It puts the management DNA under the microscope and shows how to develop the DNA elements to build and transform organizational project management and PMO capabilities essential for effective strategy-execution. It provides a framework to measure what matters with a step-by-step approach to define and measure success and business value. The DNA of Strategy Execution: Next Generation Project Management and PMO provides innovative insights for organizational project management and PMO.

Based on application and learnings from many organizations around the world, this book reveals a playbook for strategy-execution that will help you: 

  • Decode the core elements of management and strategy-execution DNA and learn how to develop and strengthen it
  • As an executive or PMO leader, design and build next-generation Project/Program Management and PMO platform essential for effective strategy-execution
  • As a project, program, or portfolio manager develop the skills, competencies, and intelligence necessary to thrive in today’s turbulent world
  • Prepare your organization to effectively lead and implement agile transformation and organizational change
  • Improve organizational project management (OPM) and PMO maturity by developing intelligence in each of the DNA areas of strategy-execution
  • Improve overall organizational effectiveness and innovation capabilities

Whether you are a part of a startup, or an established incumbent organization, the impact of dig­itization and disruption and the intensification of the DANCE-world requires a rethink and reset of how we organize and manage. This book presents a holistic approach and a playbook for effective strategy-execution with next-generation Project, Program and PMO capabilities. Gain new insights along with tools and techniques for connecting with customers and stakeholders, effective governance, change management, measurement metrics, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. COVER
  2. TITLE PAGE
  3. 1 INTRODUCTION: STRATEGY EXECUTION IN A DANCE‐WORLD
    1. RECOGNIZE THE DANCE: THE NEED TO RETHINK AND REDESIGN
    2. THE EVOLUTION OF MANAGEMENT FOCUS
    3. AGILE DANCE AND BEYOND
    4. APPROACH
    5. BACKGROUND
  4. 2 AGILITY: RIGOR WITHOUT RIGIDITY
    1. HOW TO REFRAME THE ORGANIZATIONAL OPERATING SYSTEM AND MINDSET
    2. DISTINGUISHING TRADITIONAL VERSUS EVOLVING APPROACHES
    3. WHAT IS NEXT‐GENERATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PMO?
    4. HOW TO DESIGN EFFECTIVE BOUNDARIES
    5. SEVEN KEYS FOR EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PMO FOCUS AND RESULTS
    6. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  5. 3 DNA OF STRATEGY EXECUTION
    1. THE JOURNEY OF DECODING THE DNA
    2. THE DNA UNDER THE MICROSCOPE
    3. GETTING STARTED: HOW TO APPLY THE DNA TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT OR PMO
    4. WHAT ARE THE ROLES, TYPES, MODELS, FRAMEWORKS, AND FUNCTIONS OF A PMO?
    5. DEVELOPING DNA MATURITY AND INTELLIGENCE
    6. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  6. 4 STRATEGY
    1. WHAT IS STRATEGY?
    2. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF PROJECT, PROGRAM, PORTFOLIO, AND PMO IN STRATEGY?
    3. THE DNA STRANDS OF STRATEGY
    4. HOW CAN THE PMO LINK STRATEGY WITH EXECUTION?
    5. SELECTING, PRIORITIZING, AND BALANCING: PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT
    6. ENABLING EXPLORATION AND INNOVATION
    7. EVALUATING RESULTS, VALUE, AND IMPACT
    8. DEVELOPING PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PMO STRATEGY INTELLIGENCE
    9. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  7. 5 EXECUTION
    1. WHAT IS EXECUTION?
    2. DECODING THE DNA STRANDS OF EXECUTION
    3. PEOPLE: DEVELOPING STRATEGY EXECUTION CAPABILITIES WITH THE RIGHT TALENT
    4. PROCESS
    5. TECHNOLOGY: TOOLS, SYSTEMS, APPS, AND BOTS
    6. FLOW
    7. DESIGNING AN ADAPTIVE EXECUTION PLATFORM
    8. BUILDING EXECUTION INTELLIGENCE
    9. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  8. 6 GOVERNANCE
    1. TO DEFINE EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE, UNDERSTAND ITS PURPOSE
    2. THE STRANDS OF GOVERNANCE
    3. PMO ROLE IN GOVERNANCE
    4. ADAPTIVE GOVERNANCE
    5. DEVELOPING GOVERNANCE INTELLIGENCE
    6. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  9. 7 CONNECT
    1. DISCONNECTED AND ADRIFT
    2. POWER OF CONNECTIONS
    3. THE DNA STRANDS OF CONNECT: HOW AND WHAT TO CONNECT
    4. DEVELOPING CONNECT INTELLIGENCE
    5. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  10. 8 MEASURE
    1. WHY DOES MEASUREMENT CONTINUE TO BE ELUSIVE AND CHALLENGING?
    2. THE DNA STRANDS OF MEASURE
    3. DEFINING AND MEASURING PROJECT SUCCESS
    4. OBJECTIVES AND KEY RESULTS (OKRs)
    5. DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH: STRATEGY EXECUTION MEASUREMENT FRAMEWORK
    6. MEASURING AND SHOWING PMO VALUE
    7. NEXT‐GENERATION MEASURES
    8. DEVELOPING MEASURE INTELLIGENCE
    9. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  11. 9 CHANGE
    1. CHANGE IS THE CATALYTIC ELEMENT IN THE DNA OF STRATEGY EXECUTION
    2. CHANGE IS HARD
    3. THE DNA STRANDS OF CHANGE
    4. HOW TO DEVELOP CHANGE INTELLIGENCE
    5. CHANGING THE WORLD WITH CHANGE INTELLIGENCE
    6. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  12. 10 LEARN
    1. TRADITIONAL PM AND PMOs ARE NOT ORGANIZED FOR LEARNING
    2. LEARNING FROM FAILURE
    3. HOW TO MAKE FAILURE SURVIVABLE
    4. THE DNA STRANDS OF LEARN: 7 C's OF CULTIVATING A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
    5. CONTINUOUS INNOVATION
    6. DEVELOPING LEARNING INTELLIGENCE
    7. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  13. 11 SIMPLIFY: BUILDING THE DEPARTMENT OF SIMPLICITY
    1. KILL THE PMO?
    2. WHY IS SIMPLICITY A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE IN TODAY'S DISRUPTIVE DANCE‐WORLD?
    3. HOW TO BUILD A DEPARTMENT OF SIMPLICITY
    4. RETHINKING MATURITY: SUBTRACTION, NOT ADDITION
    5. DEVELOPING SIMPLIFY INTELLIGENCE
    6. KEY TAKEAWAYS
  14. 12 BALANCE: DANCE‐ING ON THE EDGE OF CHAOS
    1. LEARNING TO DANCE
    2. AGILE BEING AGILE
    3. THRIVING AT THE EDGE OF CHAOS
    4. WHAT IS THE NEXT GENERATION?
    5. TEN SKILLS FOR NEXT‐GENERATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PMOS
    6. APPLICATION QUESTIONS
    7. FEEDBACK LOOPS: PROJECT MANAGEMENT/PMO DELIGHT INDEX (PDI)
    8. BEN OR BOB?
  15. A APPLICATION OF DNA OF STRATEGY EXECUTION
  16. B PMO FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES SERVICE CATALOG
  17. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  18. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  19. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  20. INDEX
  21. END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT