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Use GEM and the Reporting EPMO to Close the Strategy-Execution Gap and Cope With Rapid Change

Published: 24 December 2013

ID: G00255780

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald


Organizations are challenged with effectively executing strategy. Using the Gartner Execution Model and an enterprise program management office offers an effective, but politically sensitive, way to solve the problem of how to address competing plans and unarticulated interdependencies.

Table Of Contents



  • Provide a Mechanism That Will Identify Overlaps and Poor Assumptions Among Projects or Programs by Applying GEM and Strategic Facilitation
  • Establishing Measurable Goals Is an Exercise in Politics
  • Cascading Success Measures Are as Difficult to Come by as Anticipated Benefits
  • Support Business Units in Providing an Early Look at How They Intend to Accomplish Their Changes
  • Nothing Ever Goes According to Plan, So Plan Accordingly
  • Ultimately, Senior Management Will Make the Decisions, but Intermediary Governance Can Help
  • Summary

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