The Execution Priorities Inventory ® bridges the gap between strategic planning and project planning by identifying the steps for integrated cross-functional planning. It helps translate visions into execution orientated plans and initiatives.
While much has been written about how to formulate a strategy, how to craft a vision statement, and how to manage a project, the heart of execution has been less well studied, documented, and shared. This Inventory seeks to correct this lack of attention to a critical leadership area. After all, vision without execution is merely a hallucination or a wish. Ideas must be translated into integrated plans before results can be achieved. The Execution Priority Inventory ® enable leaders to ground vision into concrete reality by exploring alternative paths, gaining support, configuring project teams, allocating resources, institutionalizing best practices, and validating assumptions. After completing the inventory, a checklist of questions ensures that all aspects have been addressed. It also provides sample metrics to monitor progress. In addition, there are exercises for teams that are responsible for project execution to ensure alignment and full support.
The Execution Priorities Inventory ® provides a framework for examining how to turn vision into concrete results. It identifies the critical considerations to successful execution. The goals of the Execution Priorities Inventory ® are to:
- Provide a system for successful execution planning
- Use metrics to monitor progress and adjust plans
- Gain support for execution
- Balance team mindset diversity