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Executing Your Strategy: How to Break It Down and Get It Down

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Why do businesses consistently fail to execute their competitive strategies? Because leaders don't identify and invest in the full range of projects and programs required to align the organization with its strategy. Moreover, even when strategy makers do break their plans down into doable chunks, they seldom work with project leaders to prioritize strategic investments and ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published November 26th 2007 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Chinarut Ruangchotvit
Jan 13, 2015 Chinarut Ruangchotvit rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Chinarut by: William Malek
This is a really heavy duty book - it literally took me on the order of 6 years of picking up and putting down this book (mind you I had a lot to sort out during these years :) One of the authors, William Malek, is one of the former program director of the Advanced Project Management program at Stanford whom I got a chance to learn about while I was in Thailand while speaking to Project Management Institute (PMI) members. This material is no pushover.

That said, there is a large focus on large en
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Robert

In this volume, Morgan, Levitt, and Malek focus their attention on "engaging in strategic project portfolio management for successful execution" and more specifically on the six domains of the strategic execution network, their acronym INVEST: Ideation (clarify and communicate purpose, identity and long- range intention), Nature (develop alignment between and among strategy, structure, and culture based on ideation), Vision (create clear goals and metrics aligned to strategy and guided by ideati
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Alok
Great book for executives and a must read if one want to learn from the vaste experience of the authors. It is a copy book facts about the corporate process of executing decisions and the frame work is also very familiar and all the past experiences can be related to the the frameworks. Need to read again. Have read the summary which is available in kindle.
Mollie Sterling
I can't say enough good things about this book. If you're a business person or lead an organization, this book is a must-read. Forgive it's awful title---it doesn't do it justice. I highlighted and annotated all over this thing and may start carrying it with me at all times like a crazy person!
Nelson
Aug 24, 2009 Nelson is currently reading it
I found the process presented in this book for implementing strategy to be very common sense and usable....I'm using it.
Ramberto
Oct 29, 2008 Ramberto rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: MBA Candidates, Strategic Thinkers
A very good framework for taking new ideas from the drawing board stage to the execution/operational phase.
Adrian
Harvard Business Press' latest entry on tying Strategy to Project Management.
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