Real-Win-Worth Questions

Real-Win-Worth Provides a Superior Facilitating Opportunity

In an earlier article (see: Risk Analysis – Method and Questions to Facilitate a Portfolio of Projects) we defined “best” by projects that scored favorably in an Innovation test by looking at the relative technology and market risks associated with new ideas (eg, process, product, etc.).  With this article (geared for experienced facilitators and methodologists, but…

Facilitating Strategy Execution

Facilitating Strategy Execution Map — Implicit Role and Structure

Facilitating Strategy Execution refers to all the processes, activities, and tasks required to convert business strategy into results.  Organizations need a strategy execution map to gain and sustain competitive advantage.  The characteristics of a Strategy Execution Map include: A formal, structured, and systematic approach (ie, process) A high-level, visual blueprint for strategy execution (ie, output)…

Projects Intended For Results

A Toolbox for Facilitating Team Charters and Project Plans

You can create additional time for yourself by facilitating team charters with members who build their own activities and support requirements to help you reach your project objectives.  Modern leaders facilitate the development of consensually owned team charters, including work breakdown structure (WBS).  Project Tools (below in italics) will help you build robust team charters and projects plans. For your benefit, each link takes…

Leveraging Agile ScrumMaster Facilitator Techniques

ScrumMaster Facilitator Techniques Improve Meetings

Agile’s ScrumMaster facilitator techniques ensure that business communities get quick and responsive results. Constant feedback helps teams prioritize and make adjustments. ScrumMasters constantly facilitate product owners’ requirements and development team efforts. ScrumMaster experience and discipline prove that every structured meeting should embrace ‘agile’ practices. Professional facilitation lends essential skills to the ScrumMaster role because an…

Purposes of Meetings

94 Different Purposes of Meetings Based on More than 12 Factors

While by no means ‘exhaustive’, we researched and assembled various meeting types and purposes of meetings from dozens of sources, too many to provide attribution for a brief blog (write us if you want more detail). We discovered it somewhat humorous that the world does not even agree on the definition of a ‘type.’ We…

9 Components of a Structured Meeting or Workshop

A facilitated structured meeting or workshop provides an environment designed to extract high-quality information in a compressed timeframe. A structured meeting uses visual aids and a team environment to accelerate projects and amplify the quality of the decisions, outputs, deliverables, and outcomes. Therefore, the major components of the MG RUSH facilitative structured meeting technique include: A model…

Decision-Making Leadership

Decision-Making: Focus on Strategic, Operational, OR Tactical Issues

Scope creep wreaks havoc on projects and decision-making. Meetings also spin out of control because the leader allows the co-mingling of strategic, operational, AND tactical issues. Each deserves a different approach, preparation, and decision-making. Do NOT allow your meetings to jump back and forth between different issue types. Many people spend a large portion of…

Taking Charge

How Can a Participant Lead Meetings and Subtly Take Charge

We are not suggesting that you, as a participant lead meetings — or take over lame meetings, but there are some actions you can take to improve your meetings without stepping on the toes of your meeting leader. Situation The situation is this: You are attending a meeting. It is failing because the leader has neglected some or many…