9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples


There are many examples throughout history that illustrate the importance of teamwork. We cherry-picked 10 of our favorite inspirational examples of teamwork as it applies to a variety of circumstances. One of the most historic examples of teamwork is the Apollo 11 1969 mission.

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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

These stakeholders might include, for example, for a digital marketing project: your project sponsor, marketing team members, customers, search engine optimization experts, and external software vendors.

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Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

A common example is comparing how many product backlog items they were able to successfully complete during an iteration with how many they had forecast that they would be able to complete at the beginning of the iteration.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion [Book Review]

Project Bliss

As project managers, we have to influence others – usually without formal authority. And there are many other events day-to-day that require persuasion and influence to help us be successful. Dr. Cialdini has conducted many years of research on the psychology of influence.

10 Examples of Career Goals [For Job Interviews and Performance Reviews]


Speaking of which, why don’t we take a look at some examples of each? Career Goals Examples (Short-term & Long-term). Now keep in mind, this doesn’t mean that learning kickboxing will get you further ahead in the insurance industry, for example.

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Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive


It is an example of repeatedly development and refinement and makes this life cycle iterative. If you have question about an example of adaptive strategy? Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle PMP adaptive life cycle life cycle pmp Predictive Life Cycle project life cycle

Overcoming bias in project management

Girl's Guide to PM

Since good decision-making is critical for good leadership and guidance, project managers need to know how heuristics (mental disposition) and biases (personal inclinations) influence a project manager’s decisions. Here’s an example of the representativeness heuristic.

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How to Be a Powerful Risk Management Evangelist

Project Risk Coach

“Leadership is influence. To the extent we influence others, we lead them.” Can project managers influence senior leaders to adopt risk management and reduce the barrier to risk management? Who are the top leaders that you need to influence?

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What are Project Assumptions?

Project Risk Coach

An Example of Wrong Assumptions So, how does this happen? Is the flipper a magician who is capable of influencing how the coin lands? There may be inherent risks when we make project assumptions. We assume certain things to be true when in fact, they may not be.

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Don’t ignore appetite when it comes to risk response!

Kiron Bondale

Stakeholders with a low appetite for a particular type of risk might influence a stronger risk response than is warranted which can impact efficiency. Risks can be positive or negative, but risk appetite usually has a greater influence on how we handle threats rather than opportunities.

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


We’ve moved on from the idea that a few impact and influence grids can actively manage other people’s behavior. For example, an individual can’t physically take on 3 tasks, each of 8 hours, on the same day, just because you’ve popped those figures into your project schedule.

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How to Make a Stakeholder Management Plan


Given their influence, it’d be unwise to neglect your stakeholder management plan. These stakeholders can affect the project either directly or indirectly by influencing the direction of their department on the given project.

Stakeholder Analysis 101: Identification, Mapping & More


It organizes stakeholders into groups according to how much they participate in the project, what their interest level is and how much influence they have. This could include those who would be environmentally impacted by the project, for example. An example of a stakeholder matrix.

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The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute of Learning

For example, in Scrum, the Scrum Master is a servant leader of the Scrum Team. For example, in the team retrospectives, where the project team members are trying to understand what they did well and what could be improved.

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The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

International Institute of Learning

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the internet began to significantly influence how information and meetings were managed. Use “verbal anchors” to ensure clarity and understanding – comparisons, analyses, processes and steps, examples, repeating information for emphasis. .

How will I get a job as a remote project manager if I’ve never been one before?

Kiron Bondale

This challenge is a good example of the difference between interests and positions. How will you influence or persuade remote stakeholders who wield significant power over the project? Updating your resume and cover letters to include examples of how you addressed these in the past.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


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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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

For example, the head of the Accounting Department may see billing problems due to a dated bug-prone billing system. These same stakeholders will discover the project later and may adversely influence the project. In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter.

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Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute of Learning

As is to be expected, the current health crisis has influenced many of the presentations this year; however, it’s rarely the main topic of a session because even amid a pandemic, agile is about adapting to change and delivering value. By Sander Boeije.

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Use your interpersonal skills to influence the resource manager and others who select the team members. For example, assume you are preassigned a team that lacks the skills to develop requirements. Ever watched what happens when a new team is formed?

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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.

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10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success


Hence, it’s important to know all possible constraints, their influences on each other and the project management tools that address those constraints. For example, your project’s scope may involve creating 10 webpages. Fast, cheap or good — choose two. Are you tired of hearing that?

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How do you handle unresponsive key project stakeholders?

Kiron Bondale

The stakeholder is being influenced or compelled by something else within the system in which they are working to not meet our needs. It is a common challenge for anyone who has managed projects for a meaningful amount of time.

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team


For a long time the agile framework influenced teams outside of the software development sector from which it originated. An example of a kanban board in ProjectManager.com— Learn More. For example, they can add a to-do list, tag the card, add comments and even attachments.

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Project Management Job Description

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s an example job purpose for project managers. Below is an example of the duties of a project manager. For example: The Project Manager will operate as a member of the [team name] team, reporting directly to the [job title of role’s line manager].

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How to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence at Work


To break that down into practical examples, emotional intelligence begins with self-awareness and self-management. With this comes the ability to manage relationships more effectively through influence, coaching or mentoring. And so here’s just an example in these two.

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What Is Corporate Governance & How Can it Impact My Project?


Those standards and practices are called corporate governance, and they are going to influence your project. If corporate governance is a set of rules, controls, polices and resolutions to dictate corporate behavior, shareholders are going to have a great influence on those decisions.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO.

Use uncertainty poker to increase alignment on delivery approaches

Kiron Bondale

For example, if a project manager and team believe that the project possesses a high level of uncertainty yet the sponsor does not, it might be a hard sell to get support for an adaptive approach, especially if the sponsor does not have much experience with such life cycles.

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

One example of this is PMI’s acquisition of Disciplined Agile and FLEX. For example, how do you manage risk on an agile project? Accordingly, organizations need to focus on developing competencies in such areas as empathy, influencing others and grit.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

HBR reports some very obvious ideas for how to make your team more productive like: Clarifying expectations Setting a good example Making meetings shorter. Lead by example. Just by providing a good example makes it possible for other people to see better ways to do things.”

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The Pareto Principle is alive and well in project management

Ron Rosenhead

Let me give you an example of how I used this many years ago. Sometimes a stakeholder is forgotten, or it is assumed ‘they know’, or there is a lack of skills to influence them. So let’s start with a definition or an understanding of the ‘Pareto Principle’?

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How to Prevent Response Bias when Conducting Surveys


Huge business decisions and strategic plans are regularly influenced by market and internal surveys. A simple example of this would be a multiple-choice question in which most of the answers are positive, with only one being negative. Negative words can also unduly influence answers.

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Project Controls: A Quick Guide


For example, how much will the project cost, how long will it take to complete and what is the value or quality that the project will deliver? If something bad is going to happen on a project, it’s likely related to time, cost or scope.

Why Businesses Should Invest in Experiential Marketing


Here are a few examples of experiential marketing: Hosting a pop-up event in a shopping mall where consumers can try out your products and ask you questions. Exclusive invitation-only events where consumers can meet influencers in your niche and talk about your products with experts.

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute of Learning

Understanding you can influence your own team and company. How do you influence your customers? Read the stories of MassMutual, GE and the DTW McDonald’s for examples! Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer.

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Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive


It must positively influence all aspects of a business, including revenue, cost and risk. It’s an iterative process that values adapting business strategy to changing influences in the real world. Related: How to Write an Unforgettable Mission Statement (with Examples).

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How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership


The truth is that much of transformational leadership rests on the personality of the leader, who can motivate change through their example. Idealized Influence.

15 Awesome Ways to Manage Your Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Practical Tips for Identifying, Analyzing, and Influencing Your Stakeholders Projects can be engaging and even enjoyable, or it can be a source of aggravation and stress. For example, you could conduct an online survey stakeholders and follow up with interviews.

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How should I handle an agile-waterfall hybrid project?

Kiron Bondale

For example, technology deliverables might be completed in an agile manner whereas change management deliverables such as training collateral get produced in a traditional manner. Another attribute which influences this is an understanding of who is delivering which work streams.

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