End User’s Input

“Everybody who’s been successful has gotten lots of help and input from many, many people.” – Carol S. Dweck, Author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” The Project Team was excited that the project was almost completed. Then, they were surprised when they presented it to the End Users and there were major concerns.Continue reading “End User’s Input”

Keeping the Project Moving Forward

“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton Momentum: Merriam-Webster defines it as “strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events.” As we continue our discussions this year on effective execution, one of the challenges Organizations may face isContinue reading “Keeping the Project Moving Forward”

Communication and Execution

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright A Client once commented: “People are seemingly constantly asking how the project is progressing. We are never going to get this project done with the interruptions.” My response was simple: “Are you providing regular updatesContinue reading “Communication and Execution”

Dependencies and Execution

“Managing projects requires managing dependencies.” – Charlene Aldridge, President of Aldridge, Kerr & Associates, Inc. Did you hear about the Builder that attempted to install the sinks before the foundation was laid? Or the IT Engineer developing enhancements to software before the original software had even been designed? Or that same Builder attempting to paintContinue reading “Dependencies and Execution”

Clearly Defined Roles & Responsibilities

“Highly effective teams have clearly articulated roles and responsibilities.” – Author unknown The Abbott and Costello comedy routine “Who’s on first?” entertained us with a great example of confusion and lack of communication! Unfortunately, that type of confusion often occurs when Organizations are working to implement a desired task. As we continue our discussions onContinue reading “Clearly Defined Roles & Responsibilities”

Clearly Defined Objectives for Executing any Project/Initiative

“Clarity of vision is the key to achieving your objectives.” – Tom Steyer In 2021, I built a new house. Before the ground was dug or the build began, a blueprint with specifications was designed to ensure both the Builder and I agreed on what the end-product would be. This is not the first houseContinue reading “Clearly Defined Objectives for Executing any Project/Initiative”