Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Stakeholder management is a project management process for engaging with any individuals, team members, functional groups, or internal and external parties who may be impacted by or have an impact on the outcome of your project. To read this article in full, please click hereStakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards. When key individuals and team members are informed and on task, your project runs smoothly.

Project Management Process & Phases

ProProfs Project Management

In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology. According to the PMBOK guide, which is considered the bible for project managers, project management is scientifically done by managing project documents through 49 processes that are grouped into five project phases. . The processes in this phase are: . How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. I first wrote this article for the Government themed November issue of ProjectManagement.com, available to subscribers Here ].

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. The final type of project at the other end of the continuum is where stakeholders have a lot of power and influence over the project.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. I first wrote this article for the Government themed November issue of ProjectManagement.com, available to subscribers Here ].

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article. But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management improving project management PM compliance issues Process compliance stupidity

How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

The company culture has a lot of influence over what is done and what is ignored not followed up. If your work so far has uncovered things that concern you, then consider investing some time in a formal healthcheck process. Templates This article contains affiliate links Consider this. You’ve recently been asked to take over an existing project. Your handover hasn’t been that great.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be better. Sharing round a link to one more ’10 ways to be more productive’ article just isn’t making change happen. They don’t waste time looking for stuff or trying to work out how to get things done because there are systems, tools and processes that support them. The rest of this article talks about how to get people to work in the new productive way.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence. They know how to influence, motivate, create and communicate a vision. When projects get tough, it’s relationships not processes that make the difference between success and failure.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Modelling is the reason we don’t want our children to hang out with “the wrong sort of influence” and it is the reason we want them to hang out with “the right sort of people”. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process. How To Guides This article contains affiliate links

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Use and Misuse of Statistics of Process Improvement Studies

Herding Cats

There are several studies on how software development can be improved by applying various process. Some studies have very large data sets, with analysis of each process and the differences between the processes. Here's a checklist for the steps needed to produce a credible answer to - Is there any difference between one process or another process for improving the outcomes of a process. Were the important concomitant processes also measured?

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Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. If you want to know that you’re on the right track when you’re leading a process or product improvement project, how can you be sure you’re addressing the right concerns? Depending on the culture of your workplace, if your customers are internal, they can get frustrated if the processes and tools are modified with little or no consideration for the user.

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Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. Macroeconomics is the study of how people make decisions influenced by tax rates, interest rates, foreign policy, and trade policy. Making technical and management decisions in the presence of these uncertainties to Deliver the needed Value at the needed Time for the needed Cost , requires a Closed Loop Control process.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

MPUG

In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Let’s take a moment to address each of these barriers and outline some research-backed and time-tested strategies for overcoming them, so you and your team have the best chance of succeeding in the change management process. Many process change initiatives failed because of an underestimated scope, a lack of resources, or the clock running out.

What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. Dr. Mike Clayton is an author and speaker specialising in project and change management, leadership, influence, and risk. Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links Mike Clayton. What makes a brilliant project leader? I spoke to Dr. Mike Clayton, author of Brilliant Project Leader, , and the brains behind OnlinePMCourses.com.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. 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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How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is how I like to receive information, this is how I like to process information”, because really once you’ve that base understanding of each other’s personality, you really can start to work well together. Manage a Team Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links

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Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection

MPUG

The prefect PM for the job is one who will be able to select a system suited to handle the needs of your organization as a whole, and not just one for the people or teams with the most to say during the selection process. It will also influence the leading of project teams, sharing and monitoring tasks, and managing the stakeholders of your company. For the sake of illustration, let’s look at the process of selecting a human resources management system or HRMS.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

MPUG

In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

In this article, I hope to provide you with a deeper understanding of these concepts. However, in this article, our focus will be on projects. Tracking and Reporting: Processes to record and report the status of benefits. The projects’ BC influences the creation of the BMP/BRMP and vice-versa. I hope this article gives a foundational understanding of benefits, value, and benefits realization management in the context of projects.

Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

MPUG

So for the first time the PMBOK guide is shifting from a process based standard to a principle based standard. Such as, framework, methods, approaches, processes, knowledge areas, process groups, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs. Processes can change but principles do not change. Satya: Now, you will be thinking, why PMI is shifting from a process based standard to a principle driven standard. But, when you take processes. Then, the process groups.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Or, the execution, unfortunately, is poor, when those works are actually performed, or it could be some completely external influence, like an act of God. As with any statistical process, the more information you have, the more reliable the results will become into the future.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Or, the execution, unfortunately, is poor, when those works are actually performed, or it could be some completely external influence, like an act of God. As with any statistical process, the more information you have, the more reliable the results will become into the future.

Split It Out (Part 2)

MPUG

In Part 1 of my article “Split It Out,” we looked at ways to separate projects task into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable. The Planning phase is about finalizing the scope statement and creating a WBS hierarchical structure with its level of WPs, which include summary tasks, milestones, cost planning, communication planning, risk management, and procurement processes. The best PMs know and practice these important processes!

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

The retrospective process consists of two words: Retro – meaning recent past, and. You can define the retrospective process as: “A recurring workshop in which the team looks back on their work over a period, reflects upon it, and learns. The team applies this learning in future work to improve people, processes, and products.”. Again, in a flow-based Agile process, there is no specific time a retrospective can happen.

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

ProjectManager.com

They are often active, and they can have a positive or negative influence depending on their actions. Stakeholders can influence everything and everyone in a project or organization, including senior management, project leaders, team members, customers, users and many others. Shortly thereafter, an article about stakeholder theory was released in 1983 in the California Management Review by philosopher and professor of business administration R.

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Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers

MPUG

We’re going to review The 8 Step Process for Leading Successful Change by John Kotter. That seems to be, in my opinion, one of the leading processes to lead change in your organization. Walter Stinnett: It is testing, and planning, and implementing all of these aspects of a transition from one structure to maybe another structure, from one process to another process, from being in a certain place to improve to another place. They start a process then disappear.

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)

LiquidPlanner

So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again. We’ve moved on from the idea that a few impact and influence grids can actively manage other people’s behavior. Whatever you want to call it, the whole process is still important for the successful delivery of projects.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Here are some tips to get the word out that the business influencers are going Agile: Send them links to articles and blog posts that mention your competitors’ move to Agile.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. Change control or change management is the process of managing unplanned but desired influences on the project. Managing scope starts and ends with a robust change management process.

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The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach

MPUG

In this article we share the top 7 questions that every student asks us in our role as their PMP® exam coach. Go through all of those risk processes and make sure you understand the whole sequence from planning risk all the way down to creating risk responses and the differences between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis. This will influence the length of your study schedule. Articles

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Tad: Let’s talk about that innovation process. Tad: Delivering innovation, like most things, is a gated process where we go through and have some sparks.

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

One such is Six Sigma, which is used to improve the quality of an output in a process. It’s a way to continuously achieve stability and predictable results from a process. Project Management Processes & Phases. One thing that was defined was that project management is made up of processes and phases. There are also processes by which to implement and control those phases. That’s why you need to read the whole article about processes and phases.

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How To Avoid The 4 Sins of Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

The meeting was to discuss processes. The people who did the processes were there. Maybe he did know more about the process than I gave him credit for. And depending on who else is in the room (virtually or in person), that might influence how you feel about taking part. Better Meetings Books Featured This article contains affiliate linksHave you ever been in a meeting where one person dominated the conversation? I have.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. Think about it—in the project charter process, project sponsors and managers have the opportunity to engage key stakeholders for the express purpose of defining the vision of a project. Not everyone, mind you, but we do want the key stakeholders involved in the project charter process. When sponsors choose to ignore stakeholders or purposely keep them out of the charter process, risk increases.

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Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. The final type of project at the other end of the continuum is where stakeholders have a lot of power and influence over the project. Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. Successful Stakeholder Management Needs Teams This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

The company’s out of Redmond, they’re part of Microsoft now, and mentioned that the developers and technologists, how they influence every function in sales marketing and HR and Microsoft’s going to be infused with that for more agility going forward. You can see this whole article from earlier this year in January and exactly what they’re going to be doing, there’s a company around those three with Power platform at the top. Articles

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Project Management Job Description

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, we’ll look at the things that make up a typical project management job description, and then look at some specialist industries plus the role of a junior project manager. You should be able to copy and paste from this article to create a job description – and then simply edit it to fit the role you are writing it for. To ensure that all project requirements and solutions comply with our organisation’s Information Governance processes and other policies.

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