The Virtuous Cycle of Trust and Influence

Leading Agile

In today’s blog, a continuation of the first in this two-part series, we’ll talk about building trust and influence, and initiating the trust-influence loop. We have found that becoming trustworthy causes another thing to occur – influence. Influence.

8 Ways You Can Better Respond to Unrealistic Demands

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. Review your approach to influencing stakeholders. Leadership

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We’ve Got The Power: How DPMs Influence Ways of Working

The Digital Project Manager

The post We’ve Got The Power: How DPMs Influence Ways of Working appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Insights Leadership & Team Management PM Hacks & Productivity Remote PM Topics

Why are people leaving project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

The buck stops with me but there are very few ways I can influence the direction of travel. Nearly 1 in 5 project managers have considered leaving their job: 37% of professionals have thought about quitting project management in the past year.

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How to Manage Stakeholder Conflict

Project Risk Coach

Project managers must use their leadership skills to influence the stakeholders. LeadershipProject managers encounter conflict regularly over schedules, project priorities, human resources, requirements, and technical opinions, to name a few.

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How to Earn Leadership PDUs for PMP Renewal in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are like many Project Management Professional ( PMP )® certification holders, you might be finding it hard to source enough quality learning materials for your Leadership PDUs. What are Leadership PDUs? Leadership PDUs form part of the Education requirement for recertification.

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One Year on Terra Firma

The Lazy Project Manager

You don’t do my type of work (project management, PMO leadership at a global level, keynote speaking, consultancy and training) without clocking up some pretty impressive airmiles and flight status. Won the PMO Influencer of the Year award.

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Stakeholder Mapping 101: A Quick Guide to Stakeholder Maps

A stakeholder map is a visual, four-quadrant influence-interest matrix used to identify stakeholders and categorize them in terms of their influence and interest in the project. A stakeholder with both a high level of influence and interest needs to be managed closely.

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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Girl's Guide to PM

And I’m personally not worried about that – that will give us much more time to focus on project leadership and stakeholder engagement; the things that computers can’t (yet) do for us. Lloyd Skinner. Where is artificial intelligence taking project management?

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Why you need to engage stakeholders (and how to do it well)

Girl's Guide to PM

We define it like this: The systematic identification, analysis, planning and implementation of actions designed to influence stakeholders. Where stakeholders feel negatively about projects and changes, engagement helps understand their position and influence their perception.

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Leadership in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

I talked with Michael Tanner of Credible Leaders to discuss leadership in project management and here are the highlights from that conversation. Michael defines leadership as influencing others to a shared goal. .

Context counts but whose?

Kiron Bondale

The industry we are in will influence and constrain our approach. The context of both the performing and receiving organizations will influence project approaches.

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How to List Project Management Skills on Your Resume

Girl's Guide to PM

Underneath, I list skills grouped together by: Interpersonal skills Leadership. They include: Communication (written and verbal) Listening Stakeholder engagement Conflict management Negotiation Influencing Leadership Team building Change management.

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9 Essential Project Management Competencies

Girl's Guide to PM

Soft skills include: Communication Leadership Self-awareness Confidence Resilience Teamwork Business acumen Influencing and negotiating Networking Stakeholder engagement. Leadership. Influencing and negotiating.

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What Is Marketing Management? An Essential Introduction

If you’re honest with yourself, though, you’ll realize how it has influenced what you buy. If you follow them, you combine the soft science of psychology with hard physical factors to influence customers. Marketing can feel more like an art than a science.

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3 Performance Domains in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s all the stuff you know to do anyway, because it’s part of what it means to operate in a leadership role in a modern organization, whether you are working on iterative, predictive or hybrid projects.

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The specifics of how you deliver really doesn’t matter (to your executives)

Kiron Bondale

And they must know how they can best use their power and influence to get their projects to succeed. If you liked this article, why not pick up my book Easy in Theory, Difficult in Practice which contains 100 other lessons on project leadership?

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9 Essential Project Management Competencies

Girl's Guide to PM

Soft skills include: Communication Leadership Self-awareness Confidence Resilience Teamwork Business acumen Influencing and negotiating Networking. Project Management Rebels is a teaching-led group mentoring programme.

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10 PMO Problems and How to Manage Them

Project Risk Coach

How to manage: Identify high-powered, high-influence individuals who have a tendency to undermine initiatives. Staffing of the PMO with technical project managers that lack leadership and strategic and business management skills. One of my popular blog posts is 40 Reasons PMOs Fail.

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The 12 Principles of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership. Demonstrate leadership behaviors. As a PM, you might not have much influence over processes led by the PMO, but you can certainly input and offer feedback to try to shape how work gets done.

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The 3 Types Of Employee Engagement You Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

In organizations, employee engagement improves workplace morale and encourages employees to buy into the leadership’s overall goals, priorities, and strategy. On the other hand, a manager that exhibits a high degree of negativity is bound to influence other people the same way.

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Cultivating Adaptability and Resilience

International Institute for Learning

This may mean developing new technical skills, or it may mean acquiring or brushing up on leadership and interpersonal skills. Your ability to recover from adversity is directly influenced by your attitude. By Cyndi Synder Dionisio, Lead for the PMBOK ® Guide & President | Cynergy2.

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How to Succeed in Change Management


Leadership Team: The executive stakeholders/sponsors that participate actively (and visibly) throughout the project. Change agents can come from any level of the organization, from an individual contributor to a member of the leadership team.

Your Ultimate Guide to Leadership in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

The role of leadership in project management. No matter what level of project management you are at though, leadership is an essential and valuable part of your role. The importance of leadership can’t be understated. Leadership is about people. Leadership is important.

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Virtual Learning in 2021: The 7 Trends to Look out for

International Institute for Learning

With hope for rosier days ahead, what does 2021 hold for learning and development (L&D) professionals and online training? These 7 notable trends may influence our lives as L&D pros, learners, and employees: 1. Looking ahead at professional development trends in 2021.

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The allure of #NoEstimates

Kiron Bondale

To provide an accurate forecast, we would need a delivery process which is in control, and yet, most of the time we may have limited influence over factors which could cause a predictive model to break down.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails | AgileIndy 2021

Leading Agile

This is Mike Cottmeyer's talk from AgileIndy 2021 on The Executive's Guide to Why Agile Transformation Fails. Announcer] This is Mike Cottmeyer’s talk from AgileIndy, 2021 on “Why Agile Transformation Fails.”

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“You must unlearn what you have learned”

Kiron Bondale

As I was considering the implications of the statement, it dawned on me that one of the contributing factors for this might be how we were educated and the impacts which our family, friends and other strong influencers had on us during our formative years.

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Quick and Easy: This is New in the PMBOK Guide Edition 7


In July 2021, a revised 7th version of this PMBOK guide has now been published. Translations are expected to be released starting at the end of August 2021. Leadership: Motivate, influence, coach, and learn.

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The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

This team of e Agile Transformation Coaches will consist of people focused on executive-level understanding and leadership, people that teach team-level technical practices, and everything in between. Leadership Experience. Lean/Agile Leadership Practitioner.

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Master’s in Project Management vs MBA: 10 Expert Tips to Help You Decide

Girl's Guide to PM

A Master’s degree in project management will give you a deep insight into the theory and technical skills required to work in a strategic project leadership role. Here’s the TL;DR: The MBA will give you more flexibility later in your career and should probably be the route you choose.

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The Ultimate Project Manager Career Path Guide: How to Become a Senior Project Manager


Leadership. Everything before + a strong influence on company strategy, ability to get buy-in from stakeholders, and produce measurable results. At a high level, project managers are judged on two factors: ability and influence. Leadership. Leadership. Leadership.

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Strategy Framework Canvas: How to Pick the Right Strategy Framework

The Strategic Project Manager

This post explores the factors that influence the choice of a strategy framework, untangles confusion presented by the plethora of strategic frameworks, and shows areas of impact for project managers.

Project Management Trends in 2022

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Leadership will want to see data on a project, or proposed project, to understand how it’s running and if ROI is still feasible. They must have the ability, in person and virtually, to influence, negotiate, facilitate, and effectively communicate with an array of stakeholder groups.

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Project Initiation Checklist: The Perfect Way To Start Your Projects


There are so many factors, both internal and external, that influence project success. Getting your project off on the right foot is a critical factor that helps determine its success.

Top 8 Challenges All Project Managers Face at Work

PM Basics

You need to manage people, but you don’t have influence or authority over them. The best help for you is a book on leadership. Here’s the truth: Every book on leadership I read contains only 10% of tips applicable to the project manager’s role.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 1): Core Competencies and Principles


SAFe is continuously improved and evolved, with the latest version 5 released in February 2021. Lean Agile Leadership: Managers are the very core of lean agile development and business agility. It is up to the management to create the right environment to positively influence teams and individuals. These capabilities support each other and create opportunities for sustained leadership in the marketplace and services.

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?? Daniel Stillman: Designing Powerful Questions to help you Coach, Create, Connect and Lead

Learn from Daniel Stillman how designing powerful questions helps you coach, create, connect, and lead from the 35th Hands-on Agile meetup of October 5, 2021. ?? Free: Download the Agile Metrics Survey 2021. Your primary influence is the environment you create.

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Seven Secret Tricks To Turn “SLUGGISH” Employees Into A Productive Workforce


Secret Tricks To Turn Your Unproductive Employees Into A Productive Workforce We’ve read how sluggish employees can be a burden on any business, how they can create a negative environment in the workplace, and how they are a bad influence on everyone working around or with them.

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Define Your Personality Type: Tips for Introverted Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

At the same time, introverts may need some additional stimulation or some life hacks to cope with arising challenges in leadership positions. Some people still think extroverts are the greatest leaders, while introverts can’t hold management positions.