Take your strategy execution to the next level with the essential ingredient of project governance. This will cultivate accountability, engagement, and overall success, writes WOB member, strategy execution specialist and scaleup mentor, Lisa Carlin.
I was reluctant to put governance as the subject of this article. The fact is, governance is not sexy. Yet project governance is an essential ingredient for strategy execution success. Governance is glue for getting things done. Governance generates traction.
Strategy execution governance (OR project governance OR execution architecture) is the set up of your implementation to ensure accountability, generate engagement and overall success. It includes how you design committees, working groups, meetings, and reports to make the best decisions, in the best way.
Done properly, project governance is much more than a project management tool.
When you next gear up for implementation of an initiative, ask consider these questions:
- What set up is likely to generate the most optimal business outcome?
- How do you best establish the execution to deliver behavioural change?
- How can your governance reduce risk and optimise innovation?
- What governance is best suited to the workplace culture and organisational maturity?
I can promise you from working on over 50 implementations, that execution architecture makes the difference between failure and success.
About Lisa Carlin
As a strategy execution specialist and scaleup mentor, Lisa works with ambitious digital leaders to turbocharge their transformation and business planning. Lisa’s clients have an independent sounding board and expert advice so they have absolute confidence they will achieve their goals. Lisa is Co-Founder and Director of FutureBuilders Group of organisational development specialists, and is Chair of the University of Cape Town Australia Trust. Her early career was with Accenture (South Africa) and McKinsey (USA).
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