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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Having and executing a sound stakeholder management strategy can drastically improve individual, team, project, and company performance. 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.

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. People are influenced by the people around them.

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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. Let’s learn about the whole process while discussing 5 project management steps of a project life cycle.

What is Strategy?

Herding Cats

Strategy is a much overused, misused, and abused word. It's tossed around by those who are unfamiliar with Strategy Making roles in businesses. . Strategy is creating fit among a company's activities. The success of a strategy depends on doing many things well - not just a few. If there is no fit among the activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. The Framework for IT Strategy . Strategy

This Set of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies will Power You up

Online PM Courses

The standard ‘four-box’ approach to deriving stakeholder engagement strategies can easily leave newer project managers believing there are just four basic strategies they can use. In fact, there are many stakeholder engagement strategies you can choose from.

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Develop strategies. In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them.

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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Girl's Guide to PM

That information then enables you to plan communication and engagement strategies to head off any problems while you adhere to the principles of stakeholder management. There won’t be any surprises as they’ve seen the process the whole way through.

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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. If your work so far has uncovered things that concern you, then consider investing some time in a formal healthcheck process.

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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.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management


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.

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. 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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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. A project leader creates a vision and strategy, and inspires people to act, painting a vision of the future. Mike Clayton.

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


The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Successful change management starts with a sound strategy. Build a change management team or coalition to lead the change management process.

How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Design thinking is a non-linear process, which allows businesses and their project teams to embrace design concepts, in order to solve complex, ill-defined problems. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Project Management Project Management Skills Strategy Execution

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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Smart project managers understand that it is their work on the day-to-day tasks that lead to change itself (the projects that affect organisational design, culture and processes) and will know whether the existing culture supports the change they are asking people to embrace.

Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection


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. Articles Oversee project manager System Selection

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here are my collected works, presentations, briefings, journal papers, articles, white papers, and essays, used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've developed and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems domain. Managment Processes.

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


I’m going to demonstrate how you can use schedule risk analysis to validate, or test a risk mitigation strategy. 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.

Benefits Realization Management for Projects


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. Strategic alignment: How well the project benefits aligns with the organizational strategy. Articles Benefits Realization Management

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


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. But, when you take processes.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


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.

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Split It Out (Part 2)


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. There may be other closing processes like tying up loose ends, capturing lessons learned for future projects, and thanking the team for a job well done.

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Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers


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: We went in there, we actually looked all of the processes. Articles

What Is Stakeholder Theory?

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.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

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. Project Management Guide: Tips, Strategies, Best Practices.

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The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach


In this article we share the top 7 questions that every student asks us in our role as their PMP® exam coach. This will help you plan your time and develop test-taking strategies. This will influence the length of your study schedule. Articles

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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.

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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. Leadership, motivational, negotiating and influencing skills in a matrix environment.

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


Yet, while many companies design great transformation strategies, how good is their delivery? ” 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. Is it the innovation strategy group? Articles

Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Develop strategies. In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them.

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The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m happy to be bringing you this article from Atif Shahab today, sponsored by TaskQue. The hard elements cover three factors, Strategy, Structure and Systems. Everything from formal processes, strategies, reporting, organisational charts and IT systems falls under this category.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


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. Articles

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*. Strategy. And, of course, your relationship with your client is key to starting the process of defining your project’s goals.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. Think about it, an improvement is needed in, for example, in the risk management process or governance arrangements in large scale projects.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. You’ll find how-to articles and actionable tips on these methodologies. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Afterwards, articles of incorporation where filed in Pennsylvania, and signed by the five founders of PMI. They have many articles, papers and webinars on the subject.

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Stakeholder Management: PMP Study Guide for PMBOK 6th Ed.


Project Stakeholder Management identifies people or organizations that may impact or be impacted by your project, and develops strategies to manage their expectations. The following article is a summary of Stakeholder Management for PMBOK 6 th Edition. Power/influence grid.

The Top 5 Resource Capacity Planning Tools For Teams Of All Sizes (Free & Paid)


In this article, you’ll learn about the tools that help you plan and manage your team’s capacity. Formally, you can define capacity planning as: Capacity planning is the process to determine and meet an organization’s resource capacity needs.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Executives will use data and analytics for business strategy and growth, creating new additional roles for professionals. Companies of all sizes have been using data analytics to seek out opportunities, reduce costs, create efficiencies, make better and faster decisions, and ultimately increase customer satisfaction; this also translates at the project, program and portfolio levels since these greatly enable company-wide strategy.

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A Project Manager’s Takeaways from the State of Resource Management 2020


Resource management has long been a critical component of project management, yet many companies are still struggling to develop and implement effective RM processes. This can be accomplished by: Creating an RM-specific process. Process.

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