Ten Strategic Execution Trends for 2015

Ten Strategic Execution Trends for 2015

Real-Time Planning Is Mission-CriticalReal-Time Planning Is Mission-Critical

Planning in advance for projects will never go out of style, but the velocity of business requires flexibility to make adjustments on the fly.

Leading Indicators Take on Greater ProminenceLeading Indicators Take on Greater Prominence

Traditional planning is all about assessing historic indicators, but the use of leading indicators encourages a more forward-facing perspective.

Project Management Tackles Enterprisewide TasksProject Management Tackles Enterprisewide Tasks

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.

Cultural Differences Foster CollaborationCultural Differences Foster Collaboration

When working with teams representing multiple nations, a combination of diverse cultures advances globally minded business thinking.

IT Takes a Seat at the Influencers' TableIT Takes a Seat at the Influencers’ Table

More than ever, the IT organization aligns with business to adopt a consultative role, helping their company adjust to rapid change.

Agility DominatesAgility Dominates

Leaders provide only the high-level goals and allow agile teams to determine their own execution. This decentralized process is particularly appealing to Millennials.

The The “Organizational Surfer” Rules the Day

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.

Everyone's a DesignerEveryone’s a Designer

No longer limited to product developers, design thinking accelerates strategic execution, while producing rich data sets.

Value Trumps AllValue Trumps All

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.

“Just Do It!”

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.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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