In or Out: Assessing and Aligning Resources and Initiatives Against Strategic Priorities
Sometimes the end result of your programmes, projects or initiatives is not what you started out to complete. If those changes were the result of intentional decisions backed by careful analysis of their impact, that’s a good thing. But all too often, projects flounder despite everyone’s best intentions. Business leaders are in a unique position to identify when personal agendas, scope creep or insufficient communication are actually changing the face of a project without anyone realising it.
In or Out: Assessing and Aligning Resources and Initiatives Against Strategic Priorities discusses:
- The five warning signs that an initiative is creeping out of alignment with strategy
- How to define success beyond “on time” and “on budget”
- Managing limited resources effectively to ensure that you are executing against strategy
It’s not enough for business leaders to simply “manage” the programme, project or initiative. They must develop the hard skills (planning, strategic alignment, analysis) and the soft skills (influence, communication) to keep all stakeholders aware of the project’s strategic importance and enlist their help should things fall off track.