Having a strategy is easy. The big problem for individuals and companies is always on how to execute the strategies. That is why there are some companies that are always trailing behind their competitors despite having solid strategies. In order to bridge the huge gap between planning and execution, you need to:
Identify Team Members
When it comes to executing a project, you need more than one person on it. You should learn to delegate. Know who is likely to give you the best results based on their strengths and weaknesses. Assemble the team and assign them roles with clear deliverables. Include the timelines that they should hand in their roles.
Constantly Monitor Progress
No matter how strong the team you are working with is, you need to constantly check in to see progress. It is human nature to sometimes develop laxity and get distracted when nobody is following up. Even if you are not able to meet physically to discuss progress, you should have virtual meetings. You should, however, be on the lookout for meeting fatigue that may affect the delivery.
Even the best-laid plans can fail. What happens next? You should definitely keep going. You should be willing to make adjustments based on the circumstances. For instance, who would have imagined that the Covid-19 global pandemic would disrupt so many projects? Always expect the unexpected and have a plan B for when things do not go your way.
Know the End Goal
It is not enough to know that you are doing a project. You should have a clear objective and goals of how the end results of the projects should look like. Have a list of deliverables that will make the project scalable or profitable in the future. Even more importantly, believe in yourself and your team.