Ten Strategic Execution Trends for 2015
Planning in advance for projects will never go out of style, but the velocity of business requires flexibility to make adjustments on the fly.
Traditional planning is all about assessing historic indicators, but the use of leading indicators encourages a more forward-facing perspective.
Enterprise Project Management Offices are gaining respect for lending an enterprise view to challenges and for delivering detailed lines of sight into specific business areas.
When working with teams representing multiple nations, a combination of diverse cultures advances globally minded business thinking.
More than ever, the IT organization aligns with business to adopt a consultative role, helping their company adjust to rapid change.
Leaders provide only the high-level goals and allow agile teams to determine their own execution. This decentralized process is particularly appealing to Millennials.
Assigned to no single department, the surfer moves throughout the company as needs dictate, combining institutional knowledge with the power to troubleshoot problems and spark innovation.
No longer limited to product developers, design thinking accelerates strategic execution, while producing rich data sets.
In the past, decisions were about solving problems and containing costs. Today, execs consider which decisions will produce the most value, especially when responding to external changes.
Collaboration and strategizing are still important, but management encourages teams to avoid slowing things down by over-thinking, so that they can get ahead of change.