Implementation: How to Transform Strategic Initiatives into Blockbuster Results. Sam Bodley-Scott, Alan Brache. McGraw-Hill.

Implementation: How to Transform Strategic Initiatives into Blockbuster Results Book Cover Implementation: How to Transform Strategic Initiatives into Blockbuster Results
Sam Bodley-Scott, Alan Brache
November 10, 2005

CEOs who fail to meet their company’s strategic goals often do so not because their vision is flawed, but because they are unable to implement that vision effectively. Without a disciplined process for driving strategy from the boardroom to all levels and functions, it is difficult – if not impossible – to deploy key corporate initiatives.

In Implementation, Alan Brache and Sam Bodley-Scott present the concepts, tools, and diagnostics you need to master the seven essential skills for translating corporate vision into practice: creation, portfolio management, project roles, methodology, culture, reporting, and organization.

Drawing on extensive experience as strategy experts at Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. (Princeton, N.J.), the authors describe critical factors for transforming your organization into a action-oriented enterprise, explaining how to identify and prioritize initiatives that support your firm’s strategic vision – and deliver those initiatives on time and on budget.

Using the exclusive Kepner-Tregoe methodology, Brache and Bodley-Scott demonstrate how approaches that have been successful in managing projects – and proven with such diverse clients as Electrolux, General Dynamics, Hallmark, and Pfizer – can be used to advance your company’s core goals.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Diagnose your organization’s initiative execution capability
  • Energize and engage your project teams
  • Monitor and report on initiatives and ROI
  • Develop new products, enter new markets, and establish and enhance brand equity
  • Fuel organizational change and growth
  • Avoid the traps that the real strategy implementation
  • Create and sustain competitive advantage

Initiatives are the vehicles that deliver your strategy – and Implementation is an essential guide for bringing your strategic vision to life.

Alan Brache, Executive Director, Business Solutions, at Kepner-Tregoe, Inc., has been a consultant and executive for over 25 years. A noted authority on business strategy and implementation, Brache is the author of two groundbreaking books: the bestselling Improving Performance: How to Manage the Whitespace on an Organization Chart and the critically acclaimed How Organizations Work: Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise Health.

Sam Bodley-Scott is vice president at Kepner-Tregoe, Inc. His experience helping numerous international organizations implement change initiatives has led directly to the development of many of the concepts and tools presented in this book. Bodley-Scott created and managed Kepner-Tregoe’s European Strategic Project Management consulting practice, enabling clients to successfully implement strategy through a combination of change and program management solutions.