Books

(Coming Soon) The 7 Elements of Strategy Execution
Creating a Culture That Will Ensure Strategy Success

Strategic Planning is crucial to the success of any organization.  But it turns out that many of those plans sit and collect dust for months afterwards.  It seems that we are forgetting to focus on the execution of the plan.

This books looks at our 7 elements of strategy execution – what it will take to get the plan done. In the end, as you will see, it all comes down to culture.

 

The Keys To Our Success
Lessons Learned From 25 of Our Best Project Managers

What are the keys to success in Project Management?  We sought out 25 of our leading project managers to find out.  We approached those widely regarded as industry leaders and asked them a straightforward question: “What is the best piece of advice you would share for success in project management? The result is this book—a collection of their best stories, lessons, and takeaways. 25 different industry leaders make 25 different compelling cases for why their “key” will help influence your project success:

  • The seven bullets of highly effective project managers
  • Why leadership must be taken, not given
  • The importance of becoming project “business-savvy” • Ways to generate meaningful client ownership
  • How great project managers make it fun
  • And 20 other differentiators that have helped these industry leaders stand out.

This book is a fantastic opportunity to connect with trusted mentors, read honest advice from people who have been there, and start to incorporate these keys to success into your own practice.

The Power of the Plan 10 Steps to Managing Everyday Projects

How many of us have offered to run a small project in our lives only to discover mid-way through that we really did not have a good grasp of the art of managing a project? How many of us would like to step-up and volunteer our time to run a project but feel we do not have the necessary tools. This book presents a simple, easy-to-understand process for managing small, everyday projects. This is not “Project Management Essentials” or “PM 101”. It is simpler than that. We will take you through a series of 10 steps for managing a small everyday project starting with the important question “Should I really do this?” all the way through to tips on closing it all down and celebrating at the end. We will show you how to run great meetings that people want to attend, how to create a simple schedule, budget and more. Most importantly, we will give you the tools to deliver your project on time and on budget making you and others feel great about your results. This book is here to empower you to say “Yes, I can run that event” and to give the tools to make it happen.

The Business Analysis Book of Mentors

The most accomplished people attribute their success, to a large part, to their mentors.

Bill Gates had Warren Buffett, Mark Zuckerberg had Steve Jobs, Wayne Gretzky had Garnet Bailey, Oliver Stone had Martin Scorsese, and even Luke Skywalker had a mentor in Obi-wan Kenobi.

Mentors provide insight and guidance in challenging situations and help you avoid the pitfalls. And in business analysis, there are many pitfalls to navigate around.

Now you have your own 25 mentors, well-seasoned in business analysis, inside this book. Your mentors provide advice such as how not to look stupid, what kind of questions to ask, how to grasp the big picture quickly, how to respond when told to ‘just get on with it already’, and when you should just keep your mouth shut.

If you are interested in some advice from some of the best business analysts out there, then this book is a great opportunity to connect with them….Learn More

Leadership Perspectives

New – January 2016.  A compilation of David’s top read blog posts from 2015 and 2016.  400-600 works each – full of nuggets, ideas and thoughts for project managers, business analysts and leaders at all levels.

Share This