Program execution success

How to deliver business-critical
programs successfully.

We know that only 30% of business-critical programs are successful. So what would you do if you just had to make your next strategic program work?

Working with many organisations over the years we’ve discovered 5 critical success factors you need to have in place to get your strategic program over the line.

On this page, we share our latest thinking and insight on what you need to have in place to ensure your business-critical program succeeds.

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Don’t drop the ball! A must-read guide to program execution success.

For any strategic program to succeed, we found that businesses cannot afford to drop 5 critical balls.

We’ve applied the learnings, from decades of experience in strategic program management, to pinpoint what guarantees success – today.

Read on and you’ll discover:

Why the pressure is on to deliver more – better and faster

Why programs miss the mark over-and-over again – with shocking ease

The 5 balls you just can’t afford to drop when running any program

How you can rapidly get relief from firefighting and crisis management

Read our insight guide and let us know if you recognise any – or all 5 balls.

Too many organisations underestimate operational requirements and execution. They look at massive strategic programs, critical to their success and just assume their organisation can deliver them. That is a massive gap in most organisations.

Jeff Dodds, COO, Virgin Media (former CEO, Tele2 Netherlands)

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Jeff Dodds, Virgin Media

How to get business-critical programs right

We’ve created a series of short videos on how to make Program Execution a core capability for your organisation.

Find out:

How business-critical programs are different to BAU and why it’s important to understand their complexity and unique characteristics

How to bridge the gap between strategy and execution

How to recognise the first signs that your program is in trouble, maybe a critical milestone has failed to come about, or a key supplier has objected to extra work

The importance of having a separate program organisation and why not to use the BAU formula

Why a program healthcheck can help scale the problem, highlight areas for change and proposes new answers

To watch more Mentor videos on how to make sure your program delivers

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Program management featured articles

Read our latest thinking on program management. Find out more about why program set up is key to success and the 5 critical factors that must be in place if a business-critical program is to succeed.

Trending insights on program management

Read more on our latest findings and watch the video to find out more about how The MentorBlueprint has helped companies successfully recover off-track programs.

VIDEO: Guarantee Program Success

Watch the video and find out more about how Mentor can help you guarantee your program success.

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Successful program execution – guaranteed

Watch my interview with Total Telecom on why so many business-critical programs miss the mark.

Designed in failure

INSIGHT GUIDE: Strategic programs fail for one reason – failure is designed in.

We’ve learned how to prevent these problems, so companies don’t have to go through the misery of a program fiasco.

Senior executive reviewing Mentor Europe

VIDEO: Mentor guarantee execution results.

Watch the video and find out why Telco executives give a “thumbs up” to Mentor’s unrivaled program execution approach, and are their partner of choice.

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