Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. So, does your influencing strategy address all of these adequately?

Leading Through Influence: Limiting Choices

The Clever PM

Product Management Authority Backlog Cat Herding Culture Direction Distractions Facilitation Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Priorities Psychology StrategyI was working with a future mentee last week and we noticed a recurring theme to some of our discussions — that a large part of good Product Management results from limiting the number of choices that our teams and our executives have to choose from, so that they make decisions that reflect the actual […].

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy UncertaintyA common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile.

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy. And if you treat strategy, planning, and delivery as academic, theoretical, or abstract activities, you are lost. So engage with them positively so you can learn from them, keep them informed and, when necessary, influence them gently.

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Welcome to the Smart Stakeholder Management Series

Project Risk Coach

Colin Gautrey from Learn to Influence and I will be contributing to this series. Because I don’t know anyone who has more knowledge and experience in the realm of stakeholder management and influencing than Colin. Colin Gautrey on Influence (YouTube Video – Colin).

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How to Turn Stakeholder Conflict on Its Head

Project Risk Coach

Project managers must use their leadership skills to influence the stakeholders. FREE: Engaging and Influencing Stakeholders Webinar. If you want to succeed in a large/complex organization, engaging and influencing your stakeholders is mandatory.

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Guilty of Annoying Your Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. FREE: Engaging and Influencing Stakeholders Webinar.

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How to Facilitate the Resolution of Conflicting Ideas

Project Risk Coach

The program team has been working on an organizational strategy, where the mission is translated into a strategic plan that is subdivided into projects. Who can influence the change in a positive or negative manner? Defining the strategy.

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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

But plenty do start without being subject to full scrutiny, at a strategic level, against other competing projects, and in the context of a clear organizational strategy. There is plenty you can do to influence good governance on your project.

Nine Awesome Benefits in the World of Stakeholder Management

Project Risk Coach

I’m writing this article with one aim – I want to persuade you to improve your stakeholder influencing skills. FREE: Engaging and Influencing Stakeholders Webinar. John, a new project manager, has been failing to exploit and enhance the benefits of stakeholder management.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Where does the project fit in the overall business strategy? The company culture has a lot of influence over what is done and what is ignored not followed up. Consider this. You’ve recently taken over a project that has already started. Your handover hasn’t been that great.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sarah Coleman

Girl's Guide to PM

Now in its third edition, it’s a practical book covering engagement, communication, vision and strategy. This year sees me interviewing 10 amazing women in project management to celebrate blogging for 10 years.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Moving to a Portfolio PMO

Arras People

The link between an organisation’s strategy and how that strategy is delivered is commonly referred to as portfolio management. With portfolio office there is still a requirement that all our project based activity in the organisation is delivered well, it’s just that they are more concerned with making sure the right projects and programs are picked in the first place which will ultimately help deliver the organisation’s strategy.

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

Having the right ‘head’ of the PMO is also critical, in Leading Successful PMOs the top five attributes for a great PMO leader were explored: The good PMO leaders must champion project management and project managers across their organisation as well as believing in the business strategy.

7 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

Moira Alexander

Deliverables may be different for each project depending on industry, nature of the project, project size, company strategy and a host of other variables. Project management experience or knowledge should be used solely as a means to successfully execute projects for the purpose of meeting deliverables and achieving client satisfaction, not to impose personal biases to influence client goals.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

Additionnal Project management influencers on Twitter: Thomas Kennedy: @ThePMCoach. You can find a Twitter list of all these Project Management influencers here. Outline and write down the overall strategy. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Arras People

develop your influencing skills – sometime your sponsor simply has no interest or no time. Use your new-found skills to try to influence them or…. Check out Ron’s book “ Strategies for Project Sponsorship ” Project Management Training project sponsor

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Building A Vendor Management Office: Lessons From Insurance And Airports

Project Management Hacks

However, the company has also accumulated vendor relationships that needed to be revised due to a new strategy. Economical has committed to success in the digital world and the vendor management strategy has to support that goal. Image Credit: Pixabay.com.

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12 Books To Kickstart Your Leadership Skills

Project Management Hacks

Here are some highlights from my 2016 reading. What strategies and techniques actually work in productivity? Earlier in 2016, I had the opportunity to see Grant speak at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto. Looking for books to read this fall?

30 Networking Resources To Grow Your Career

Project Management Hacks

How to Get Busy Influencers to Share Your Stuff. If I implemented this strategy, the cost would be around $200 per year (assuming I pay for the other person and they have a similar order). Your #1 Relationship Building Strategy.

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?Ten Timeless Techniques to Combat Negative Stress

Susanne Madsen

Focus on your circle of influence To reduce stress and make you feel more relaxed and confident, focus your attention on those factors that you can truly influence, and accept that some factors are outside of your control. As a manager your circle of influence is vast.

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How To Get More Luck At Work: The 4 Factors You Need

Project Management Hacks

The remaining factor – opportunity – may be influenced by your perspective though it is not fully under your control. 5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016. The 5 Best Strategies for Learning on the Job.

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This is How I work- Lindsay Scott

Stepping Into Project Management

She is PMI’s PM Network career columnist and writes for TwentyEighty Strategy Execution and Project Challenge. I’m also dipping in and out of The small BIG: Small Changes that Spark Big Influence.

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Master Ego Depletion To Keep Out of Trouble At Work

Project Management Hacks

Use Energy Restoration Strategies. The sugar strategy does provide a short term boost with a longer term cost. Even highly trained and experienced professionals, who are handling life changing decisions each day, appear to be significantly influenced by breaks and meals.

5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017

LiquidPlanner

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to look at some project management trends we can expect to see in 2017. As always, market forces continue to influence how businesses manage their projects. The need for an IIoT strategy across the manufacturing floor.

10 Types of Blog Posts Proven to Drive Sales

DigitalPM

In this context, a packing list could help drive sales because it would allow the store to link to relevant products from within the list and influence purchases from consumers who had forgotten they needed to buy x, y, or z. It’s a common strategy used by digital marketers and SEOs.

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Governance and Estimating

Herding Cats

Authority to influence behaviours. Business Strategy - Balanced Scorecard. If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please.

Experts Share Their Best Tips for New Project Managers

DigitalPM

I have seen “accidental” project managers perform better than those who come to the job armed with the whole pedigree of PM tools, techniques, and strategies. Also understand your key stakeholders and their level of influence.

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CIO Review Features Function Point’s CEO, Chris Wilson

Function Point

Function Point recently celebrated its 19th anniversary , and with almost two decades of experience at the helm, Wilson has developed a number of successful strategies to address these threats. Next month in CIO Review, Chris Wilson, CEO & President of Function Point Productivity Software, shares his knowledge on methods to mitigate business challenges in the project resource management software industry.

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CIO Review Features Function Point’s CEO, Chris Wilson

Function Point

Function Point recently celebrated its 19th anniversary , and with almost two decades of experience at the helm, Wilson has developed a number of successful strategies to address these threats. Next month in CIO Review, Chris Wilson, CEO & President of Function Point Productivity Software, shares his knowledge on methods to mitigate business challenges in the project resource management software industry.

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How Digital Agencies Can Connect with Prospects and Land Deals

Function Point

In this way, the pitch process can heavily influence the direction a product takes, which is exciting. If your process involves multiple client sessions where you dive into their core values and go-to market strategy, then that is the differentiator that becomes your pitch. When a prospect approaches your agency about a project, chances are you’re not alone. They’ve approached others.

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How Digital Agencies Can Connect with Prospects and Land Deals

Function Point

In this way, the pitch process can heavily influence the direction a product takes, which is exciting. If your process involves multiple client sessions where you dive into their core values and go-to market strategy, then that is the differentiator that becomes your pitch. When a prospect approaches your agency about a project, chances are you’re not alone. They’ve approached others.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

If we’ve learned anything recently, it’s that our world – politically and socially – is a different place than it was in 2016. Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence.

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The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)

MavenLink

Setting timeboxes and budgets that are value-based and allowing scope to be customer focused and aligned to strategy is where the growing companies are thriving. Since this strategy has been employed, revenue has grown over 40% and project success criteria has grown at an astronomical rate.

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How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

Some of my readers may hope to influence the risk culture of their whole organization. And the process for creating a robust risk management culture within your project can apply equally if you get a chance to influence your wider organization.

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Multinational Leadership: How to Successfully Lead Offshore Projects

PM Basics

Deloitte’s 2016 Global Outsourcing Survey). The only two strategies I have used. With a sphere of influence under their authority, they will do anything to keep the importance and the influence.

Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016, and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters. risks that originate outside the program office or are not within the control or influence of the Program Manager or Program Executive Office. Thesis Wayne State University, 2016. 30, 2016.

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What Is Risk?

Herding Cats

ISO 31000:2009, ISO 17666:2016 and ISO 11231:2010 Risk is Uncertainty that Matters. The programmatic risks are within the control or influence of the Program Management or Program Executive Office, through managerial actions applied to the work activities contained in the Integrated Master Schedule. risks that originate outside the program office or are not within the control or influence of the Program Manager or Program Executive Office.

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The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

Here are the seven key factors that we took into account when reviewing the time tracking software in this guide: Core Features: The most important things that should influence your decision are the tool’s main features. Published: February 2018.

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