Lost in Translation: How to Communicate Up and Down to Deliver on Strategic Objectives
The Challenges Associated with Managing Projects from the Middle
If you’re running projects or the project management office (PMO) for your organization, you’ve got a difficult role to fill. You need to manage a portfolio of different projects and programs, not only ensuring their successful outcome, but also their alignment to your company’s strategic goals. And, since your resources are limited, you have to identify which projects take priority and also be ready to pivot when circumstances change. This requires a set of skills that transcends foundational, technical project management.
Lost in Translation: How to Communicate Up and Down to Deliver on Strategic Objectives discusses:
- How communicating up and down is crucial to strategy execution, but it’s not always easy
- Learning to tailor your communication style to best align with your audience
- How cultural challenges can lead to poor communication during a project
In this paper, we’ll look at some of the challenges heads of PMOs and other project managers need to overcome to deliver against their company’s strategic objectives. In order to prevent project failures, it’s important to ensure tactical progress is communicated up to executives and that strategy is shared with the tactical players.