Leading Through Influence: Identifying Fellow Influencers

The Clever PM

We’re often told that Product Managers “lead through influence” — that we don’t generally have the direct authority to get things done, but rather do so through convincing others of the best option available from the myriad choices they have. Product Management Authority Communication Culture Influence Interactions Leadership Organization

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 […].

Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video]

Project Risk Coach

In this video, Colin Gautrey shares his insights on how to influence stakeholders. The post Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video] appeared first on If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here.

Seven Project Management Influencers to Watch

Project Risk Coach

Perhaps these individuals are influencing you through a blog, online videos, online courses, or books. Grab a cup of coffee as I share seven influencers that I follow. I am grateful for these leaders and their influence in the world of project management.

Leading Through Influence — Managing Up

The Clever PM

When we say that Product Managers “lead through influence,” most people think of building rapport with the execution teams to ensure that you have the personal and professional leverage required to get them to do something without challenging things for their own reasons. Product Management Authority Communication Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Roles

Influences and discriminators

Musings on Project Management

I call them "influencers and discriminators". When it's OPM -- other people's money -- the client gets to make the priority judgments. Normal 0. false false false. EN-US X-NONE X-NONE. Project Management

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.

TOP 83 PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFLUENCERS OF 2017

TimeCamp

The following list consists of the top influencers according to TimeCamp: 1. Project Management influencers marketing marketing influencers

Influence and Persuasion for Project Managers

Mike Clayton

Influence Without Authority Unlike day-to-day managers, most project managers have little or no formal authority over our team-members. For project managers, the arts of influence and … Continue reading → communication Influence Stakeholder Management The Influence Agenda persuasionThis means that anything you want me to do, you have to persuade me.

Podcast 106 – How to Become a Better Influencer

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how to become a better influencer In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Michelle Gibbings about how to become a better influencer. The post Podcast 106 – How to Become a Better Influencer appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Michelle has more than 20 years’ experience helping people in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors succeed through organisational change. She is the Founder and Director of Change Meridian, a […].

What can a project manager do then they need to influence a stakeholder but they don’t have direct access to the stakeholder? [Question]

Project Risk Coach

What can a project manager do then they need to influence a stakeholder but they don’t have direct access to the stakeholder? Answer this question on my blog and join the discussion → The post What can a project manager do then they need to influence a stakeholder but they don’t have direct access to the stakeholder?

How to Create Your First Influencer Marketing Strategy

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for every $1 spent on influencer marketing. If you've never tried it and you want to engage in it, the following tactics will assist you in creating your first influencer marketing strategy Businesses are making $6.50

How to Influence Personal Productivity of Your Team Members

ActiveCollab

Managing collective workload as well as your own can be a real challenge. How do you help people stay on the track and contribute towards the end goal without taking on too much? You are in the middle of your project development, but the work isn’t going so well.

Five Differences Between a Junior PM and a Senior PM

The Clever PM

Product Management Authority Communication Definitions Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM RolesEven though it’s been around as a formal role in software organizations for nearly 20 years (or more, depending on who you talk to), Product Management still struggles with a lot of definition problems — what is the role, how do we grow, when do we get promoted and to where, etc. One of the […].

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Podcast 106 – How to Become a Better Influencer

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how to become a better influencer In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Michelle Gibbings about how to become a better influencer. The post Podcast 106 – How to Become a Better Influencer appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Michelle has more than 20 years’ experience helping people in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors succeed through organisational change. She is the Founder and Director of Change Meridian, a […].

How to Be a More Agile Product Manager

The Clever PM

Due to the unique role that Product Managers play in most organizations, we’re often capable of being the strongest influences on the overall culture of the product development organization and of the company in general. Product Management Agile Authority Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM Scrum Uncertainty

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When Push Comes to Shove – Picking Your Battles

The Clever PM

Product Management Authority Communication Culture Do's Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Psychology StrategyIn many organizations, conflict is part and parcel of the culture — some conflict can be constructive, some destructive, but most of it can just be downright annoying. And, because we often sit right in the middle of all of the random agendas, battles of ego, and emotional storms that can rage throughout the company, […].

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Three Steps to Break Into Product Management

The Clever PM

Product Management Communication Influence PM RolesProduct Management is a hot role in the current market, partly because there are companies realizing the importance of the role, and partly because everyone seems to think that they can do the job. Without opining on either of those driving forces, in my experience there are three key things that any candidate can do […].

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Protected: 10 Questions: Lewis C. Lin

The Clever PM

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10 Questions: Greg Hartrell

The Clever PM

Product Management 10 Questions Communication Culture Definitions Influence Leadership PMA few weeks ago, I was perusing Quora as I often do, and came across a really great and insightful answer describing the differences between a “good” and “bad” roadmap by Greg Hartrell. The answer was so good that I couldn’t help but reach out him, and invite him to share some of his insights here […].

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What is the Value of Agility?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Development Good PM Influence Leadership Lean MVP Organization PM Priorities Scrum User StoriesOne of the many challenges that Product Managers face in trying to move organizations toward a more agile approach to product development is that some stakeholders simply don’t see the value in the shift. They believe that, since their way has worked for them for so long that there’s no need to change — after […].

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Constructive Conflict

The Clever PM

Product Management Communication Culture Do's Facilitation Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM PsychologyThere are a great many company cultures in the world that go out of their way to avoid conflict of any kind. And, while the intent is good — nobody wants to work in a combative workplace — the common practice of lumping all conflict together into a single bucket and trying to toss it […].

Agile Transitions – Managing Expectations

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM ScrumWe live in a day and age where there’s a ton of information and mis-information out there about pretty much every topic imaginable, and Agile development is certainly not immune to this phenomenon. In fact, anyone who looks for help in pushing through an Agile transformation in their organization is immediately confronted with a vast […].

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You’re Already a Product Manager…

The Clever PM

Product Management Influence Interactions Leadership PM RolesOne of the most common questions I encounter in my work as The Clever PM is a simple one — “How do I become a Product Manager?” ” And, while the specifics depend greatly on the individual person, where they’re at in their careers, and what companies they want to break into, one of the things […].

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Pack ’em Up! Understanding Your Portable Skills

The Clever PM

Product Management Culture Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Learning Organization PM Roles TrustI’m often asked by in both formal and informal discussions whether I think that Product Managers are stuck in whatever industry they start in, and if not how to break into a new one. And through all the years of having these discussions I’ve determined that the vast majority of the skills that make someone […].

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Fresh Friday 25 March 2016 – 6 Interesting Articles on Influence and Leadership

Fix my Project Chaos

Here are 6 interesting articles on influence and the role it plays in leadership; The post Fresh Friday 25 March 2016 – 6 Interesting Articles on Influence and Leadership appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Blog Art of Project Leadership

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Why Does Agility Matter?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization ScrumWe tend to take the fact that agility is important as a given, when the reality is that not everyone in the business world has reached the same conclusion. Thus, it’s important sometimes to take a step back and examine why agility actually matters, so that when we’re faced with people who aren’t as convinced as […].

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Don’t be Afraid to Admit You’re Wrong!

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Communication Culture Do's Good PM Influence Leadership PM UncertaintyOne of Amazon’s prized leadership principles is “Be right, a lot.” ” And we should certainly strive for that as Product Managers, no matter what company we work for, or what product we’re working on. But there’s a corollary to that statement that’s equally important — that you’re not going to be right all the time. […].

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Stakeholders: Overcoming Passive Resistance

The Clever PM

Product Management Authority Communication Culture Influence Leadership Organization PM Problem Solving Psychology Stakeholders TrustA recurring challenge that many Product Managers face is coping with stakeholders who attempt to block our efforts, either covertly or overtly.

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“Humans Are Hard…”

The Clever PM

Product Management Communication Culture Influence Interactions Leadership PM Problem Solving Psychology UCD UncertaintyNever have I heard a better description of the challenge that faces Product Managers than a quote that I overheard at this year’s ProductCamp Seattle — “Humans are hard…” spoken by none other than my fellow General Assembly Product Management instructor Tricia Cervenan, as part of a panel discussion.

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The Many Hats of the Product Manager

The Clever PM

Product Management Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PM RolesSometimes an idea just strikes me out of the blue and sounds interesting enough to sit down and write a little bit about. This is one of those posts, spurred on by a discussion I had today with a newly-hired Product Manager with almost as much experience as me. As we were talking about our […].

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10 Questions: Suzanne Abate

The Clever PM

Product Management 10 Questions Good PM Influence Leadership Organization PMOne of the benefits of teaching with General Assembly has been to build my network of talented, knowledgeable, and experienced Product Managers, not just in the Seattle area, but around the country and the world. One of my more recent connections was with Suzanne Abate, an LA-based product management coach who caught my eye with […].

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10 Questions: Tricia Cervenan

The Clever PM

Product Management 10 Questions Agile Good PM Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM Problem Solving Roles UCDOne of the things that I love about the Product Management community here in Seattle is how close-knit we are, so when I reached out to Tricia Cervenan, a fellow Product Manager and General Assembly instructor, for her thoughts on the industry, the role, and what it means to her, I was not disappointed. I […].

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Why “Scrumbut” Shouldn’t Be a Bad Word

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Learning ScrumThere’s a term that gets floated around the Agile world by what I like to call the “textbook Scrummers” that really bugs the crap out of me, so much that I decided to write an article about the concept, and why I think it’s a wrong-headed, anti-agile concept. The concept is known as “ScrumBut”, and […].

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The Clever PM’s Hierarchy of PM Needs

The Clever PM

Product Management Culture Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership PM PsychologyThere’s a well-known theory in psychology known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, named after its creator Abraham Maslow. The concept behind this theory is that as human beings there are certain needs and interests that we seek to fulfill in a predictable priority — from physiological needs for food, water, and sleep up to social […].

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10 Questions: Lewis C. Lin

The Clever PM

Product Management 10 Questions Good PM Influence Leadership PM RolesThis is the first in a (hopefully) continuing series of interviews with leaders in the Product Management community, hosted right here by the Clever PM. The idea is to have five static questions about Product Management in general, and five questions that are specific to the current participant’s areas of focus. For the very first […].

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The Skills to Build Social Media Influence & How You Can Acquire Them

Boost by Brightpod

Influence is valuable as a social currency, on social media and off. More business are on social networks now than ever, and social users have begun to see t

10 Questions: Paul Jackson

The Clever PM

Product Management Culture Do's Influence Interactions Leadership Organization PM RolesIt’s time for the next installment of my ongoing series of “Ten Questions” for thought-leaders and colleagues from the Product Management world! This month I’ve reached out to Paul Jackson, a longtime Product Manager from the UK who showed up on my radar a few years ago when he started to feature some of my posts […].

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Balancing Agility and Strategy

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Planning PM StrategyOne of the common struggles that Product Managers are faced with is figuring out how to be “agile” while still managing to a vision or strategy that’s been established by the Executives or Board. The important thing to remember is that strategy and agility are not in conflict with one another — if a strategy is […].

Understanding Politics, Conflict, and Influence in Projects

Guerrilla Project Management

In this interview, I have the pleasure to speak to Bernardo Tirado about Politics, Conflict, and Influence in projects. In this interview, I have the pleasure to speak to Bernardo Tirado about Politics, Conflict, and Influence in projects. Bernardo brings a fresh and unique perspective to this very important topic in project management, combining his background as an Industrial Psychology practitioner and a Project Management Executive.

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