Top 10 Strategy Execution Trends for 2017

It’s the end of project management as we know it. Business today requires project professionals to think more strategically and move away from only using processes and procedures to get work done, and instead solve business problems by using adaptive skill sets. This concept of adaptive execution is permeating organizations across the globe and it’s rooted in a mindset that leverages processes to help and not hinder progress. This transformation is breaking barriers between disciplines at all levels and creating flatter organizations. TwentyEighty Strategy Execution put together a panel of experts to identify the top 10 project-based work trends for 2017, which further explore the transformation of traditional project management and highlight the emergence of the combined meta-practice of project management, business analysis, and strategy execution.

The Top 10 Strategy Execution Trends for 2017 discusses:

  • The birth of adaptive execution as one meta-practice
  • The widespread adoption of project management practices
  • How Agile is permeating departments beyond IT


These trends are indicators of a new way of doing business. The collaboration of best-practices and blending of disciplines suggests that organizations are pushing toward the dismantling of a traditional project management world we used to know. To effectively realize results, organizations must invest in training their doers to be thinkers and leaders, and incorporate a strategic mindset into their day-to-day work.