What is a Project Strategy?
A project strategy is a plan that outlines the approach, actions, and measures taken to achieve specific goals within a project. It is a crucial component of project management that helps ensure that the project is completed on time, within budget, and with the desired results.
What's included in this Project Strategy Template?
- 3x Focus Areas
- 9x Objectives
- 9x Projects
- 18x KPIs
Who is this Project Strategy Template for?
This project strategy template is for leaders and teams from organizations who want to improve their project management processes and achieve their project goals.
How is this Project Strategy Template relevant to your organization?
TThis project strategy template is relevant to your organization because it provides a clear and structured approach to planning and executing projects, which can help improve project outcomes and increase the chances of success. By using this template, you can develop a project strategy that aligns with your organization's goals and objectives and helps you achieve the desired results.
1. Define clear examples of your focus areas
A focus area is a particular viewpoint that groups certain requirements set out by an organization. A recommendation from the Cascade team would be to create 4-5 key focus area which you feel are most important to address when creating your Project Strategy. The next step would be to ask yourself: Why is this focus area important to me? What is the benefit of focusing on this viewpoint from a customer's perspective? And, of course, What is the monetary benefit of investing in such a focus area? This process is useful in identifying the key area which needs prioritization which in turn can become focus areas of the strategy.
For example, the focus areas in this Project Strategy Template are: Project planning; Resource management; and Project execution and control.
2. Think about the objectives that could fall under that focus area
A strategic objective usually has to be specific and measurable to cause enough impact and effectively explain what you want to achieve.
An example objective that could fall under the focus area of Project planning could be: Define project scope.
3. Set yourself measurable targets (KPIs) to tackle the objective
A KPI is a key performance indicator that is measurable and evaluates the success rate of an organization in relation to the task at hand. KPIs can be very industry-specific or broad and applicable across multiple industries.
An example of a KPI in this Project Strategy Template associated to the objective Define project scope could be: Improve project approval rate to 70%.
4. Implement related projects to achieve the set KPIs
Projects are ways in which the objective can be achieved, but more so, closely tie in with ways in which organizations can make sure they are working towards their KPIs.
A project example for the objective Define project scope could be: Develop project charter.
5. Utilize Cascade Strategy Execution Platform to see faster results from your strategy
Make sure your strategy is front and center with Cascade. You can plan, execute, measure and adapt your strategy in one easy-to-use platform and make sure your strategic plan is connected to on-the-ground execution.
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