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. His comments are professional, informative, and spot on.

Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

When key individuals and team members are informed and on task, your project runs smoothly. Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards.

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Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

Regardless of the cause, understanding why the team is over-forecasting is an important step as that information can then be used to create a sense of urgency regarding this behavior. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation.

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. His comments are professional, informative, and spot on.

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.

20 Marketing Influencers You Should Follow on LinkedIn


20 Marketing LinkedIn Influencers You Should Follow in 2019 Do you know that over 2 million posts, articles, and videos are posted on LinkedIn every day, generating tens of millions of likes, shares, and comments every hour? Now, you might be wondering: what exactly do LinkedIn influencers do?

President Trump and The Need for Accurate Information

Arras People

Because projects and programmes are becoming increasingly important to the development and growth of organisations, information about the performance of projects and programmes now plays a critical role in the governance of the organisation.

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How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

At any given time, an individual may exert their influence and cause disruption to your project. How and when should we use our interpersonal skills to engage and influence stakeholders ? Influence. Is their influence low or high? Influence/Impact Grid.

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What are Project Assumptions?

Project Risk Coach

Is the flipper a magician who is capable of influencing how the coin lands? Assumption analysis can help us discover the facts or supporting information when identifying project risks and later when evaluating risks. […] The post What are Project Assumptions?

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Stakeholder Management: How to Know Which Ones Matter

Project Risk Coach

Their power, interest, influence, expectations, and impact differ greatly. Once the key stakeholders are determined, it’s time to develop communication plans that engage and influence them at the right times during the project.

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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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Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

These develop your capability to read and influence the behaviors and emotions of everyone involved, and to see projects as social systems. Just answer the really simple question and enter your information into the box below to enter.

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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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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. You still need to keep them informed to some extent without making them feel neglected or left out of the loop.

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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. .

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. This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann.

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What are the tipping points for your agile transformation?

Kiron Bondale

Empowered Product Owners with sufficient capacity, capability, knowledge and influence. Teams provide accurate and current updates to information radiators and stakeholders effectively pull information from those radiators.

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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.

The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute of Learning

Both Servant Leadership, as well as Grateful Leadership allow one to influence without authority. To learn more about Grateful Leadership, see the Center for Grateful Leadership site , where you may obtain much more information.

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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Girl's Guide to PM

I have a whole pack of information on stakeholder engagement on projects so for now, let’s focus on what’s commonly taught in project management courses, and look at stakeholder management. Why is stakeholder management important to project success?

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


Vet the information you’re getting from them. While anyone who is impacted by the project is technically a stakeholder, key stakeholders are those who have influence and authority to dictate whether a project is a success is not. Take time to keep them informed, but don’t go overboard.

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Project Controls: A Quick Guide

Project controls are a set of tools, processes and people skills that are used together to help project managers have the right information, at the right time, to make the right decision. If something bad is going to happen on a project, it’s likely related to time, cost or scope.

You will need all types

Lynne Cazaly

We often default to our preferred way of communicating to influence, engage and bring people up to speed. While we’re banging on with our information in ways that work for us, they’re sitting there going, ‘What the? ’ In this world of cultural and linguistic diversity, and different ways of processing information, it serves us and them to pause before barrelling on with information. communication diversity engagement influence leadership

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Leadership KPIs

Manage stakeholder expectations by keeping them informed. Become an influencer to better guide those following you. So if you can do that, keep people informed, communicate with them, that makes a big difference. Become an influencer.

The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

These 18 project management professionals, in particular, have established themselves as thought leaders and influencers. Project management is an increasingly diverse field.

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Most companies which have project management standards require teams to identify and analyze risks, but merely capturing information in risk registers is worthless if nothing is actually done to manage those risks.

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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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Get the third point happening.

Lynne Cazaly

Adding in the third point, a visual, references the information you’re working on. communication engagement influence sensemaking third point communicationGet the third point happening,’ I said. The third what?,’ ’ they asked. The third point of communication.’ ’ ‘Ok, like three dots?' they asked. ’Not quite. It’s like this…’ and I sketched out the triangle in this picture. 1 & 2.

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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 Improve Your Emotional Intelligence at Work

With this comes the ability to manage relationships more effectively through influence, coaching or mentoring. That positive influence isn’t only personal but spreads to teams and increases their performance, which in turn fosters loyalty and reduces staff turnover.

2019 351

IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

Information technology (IT) is no longer a tucked away department with little impact on day-to-day affairs. Jennifer began by noting that IT (information technology) has become so integrated into our personal and professional lives that it touches upon almost everything we do.

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary – provide the detailed information about the deliverables, activities, cost estimates, and scheduling information for each item in the WBS. Define how you will identify and record stakeholders, interest, needs, power, and influence.

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Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

International Institute of Learning

How can we make sense of all the information and technology that is available to us, make the right decisions, and successfully manage our projects? Accordingly, organizations need to focus on developing competencies in such areas as empathy, influencing others and grit.

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Who are Project Stakeholders?

Project Management Resource Network

This maintains relevant information such as name, positions, and contact information. Other information is the stakeholder’s project role and project expectations. . People can be unpredictable at times and this can influence the success of any project.

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How to Prevent Response Bias when Conducting Surveys

This incomplete or misleading information is the “little learning” that can fool you into thinking you’ve got enough data to make bullet-proof business plans. Huge business decisions and strategic plans are regularly influenced by market and internal surveys.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

There are outside influences that will impact it, not to mention the project is executed by people, and people are notoriously difficult to place in box. The key to successful leadership today is influence not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard. Project management is vast.

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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. Each sprint is followed by feedback that informs the plan moving forward to keep the target on the requirements of the end user, even as they change in mid-project.

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Nine Awesome Benefits in the World of Stakeholder Management

Project Risk Coach

I’m writing this article with one aim – I want to persuade you to improve your stakeholder influencing skills. FREE: Engaging and Influencing Stakeholders Webinar. Armed with this stakeholder information, project managers can develop a better communications plan.

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4 Must-Have Project Dashboard Tools (Updated Nov. 2019)

Therefore, you have the ability to influence the actual percentage complete by going to the task page of your project software and changing the percentage there. Now you know who is falling behind and who is moving forward, which gives you the information you need to reallocate resources.

2019 294

How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

You can leave the detailed stuff until your review is finished but having something at high level will eventually inform your detailed project planning for the next 6 months. Action if there is no budget plan or information: Back to the PMO or your Finance team. Consider this.

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