For me project management is so much more than the technical elements. Which is why I believe, even if it’s not your title, it’s valuable to explore the certifications. To help you develop competencies that you can use in other leadership roles.
A year in review exercise can help align our short term objectives with our long term vision. A worthy goal for business leaders.
Setting OKRs is challenging for marketers because our goals often rely on outcomes outside of marketing. We need to collaborate with other teams to create objectives. And isolate marketing attribution in creating our key results.
For our marketing portfolio, stepping back to grow, is about taking a periodic look at our business with a critical eye to make tough decisions. Growth isn’t only about what you decide to do. It can be about what you decide to let go of or step away from.
When we are looking for business insights that are answers we often have some hypothesis or at least an idea in mind when we look at it. If instead, we look a little deeper and uncover data insight questions we are challenging it. Both approaches can be valuable for marketers.
Marketing OKRs are a simple and effective way for companies to state and track their goals. We can then plan programs and drive initiatives towards achieving the key results. As a strategy tool, it then can steer where we put our energy. What campaigns we will run. How we spend our budget.
For a discussion this week about January checkpoints and business reviews, I looked up the meaning of the word “resolution” in the dictionary. I was surprised to see some of the answers.
I came to this new definitions when someone quoted William Bridges. Change is an event or situation that happens external to ourselves. Transition is what we do in response to change to get to a new beginning or new state. Transition is internal and within our power to shape.