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. Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards.

IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

In Review – IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices. Due to its expansive influence, it’s essential to talk about risk management in IT. IT Risk Management Strategies. Strategies are a way to provide a structured approach to identify, access and manage risks.

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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? Plan your marketing strategy with ProofHub.

Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a project communication plan template, but it focuses on the summary milestones to hit during the project life cycle. It’s not pages and pages of your approach to a project communications strategy. Happy comms planning!

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Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of posts on the topic of Capabilities Based Planning. Capabilities-based planning enables the enterprise to identify business and technical needs, allocate resources, and track activities and outcomes. . Capability Strategy: Your Primary Strategic Tool by William T.

Learn How To Realize Positive Risk Response Strategies (Opportunities)


The next question is what the positive risk response strategies are? These are strategies: To make it happen, or. These are Positive Risk Response Strategies. What are the strategies for dealing with positive risks? In this strategy, we make sure the opportunity happens.

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.

Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast


So far in this blog series, we have defined strategy, covered the basis of strategic planning, and discussed who to include in your strategic planning team. Part 2: Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast. Step 1: Start with strategy. Step 2: Bring in the annual plan.

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

How to Manage Stakeholder Engagement: 15 Practical Strategies

PM Basics

Plan it. So, unless you are entirely sure, continue to explore the factors influencing the stakeholder. After you identified stakeholders and performed analysis , we need to develop a strategic plan to build engagement. And you must have a plan. Plan, do, check, correct.

The product launch playbook: 25 tips and strategies for a flawless launch


Research the market and turn your ideas into strategy. Put everything together in a launch day strategy (and use your project management tool to track it all). Reach out to influencers, mentors, and contacts to amplify your reach. Debrief your go-to-market strategy.

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When the Team Says, ?We Don?t Need to Plan.?

Leading Agile

But the mobile team is able to push through this by jumping the line – their Vice President has influence, she’s a rising star. The team is so confident in their practices, they decided they don’t need to plan anymore.

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4 Strategies for Dealing With Difficult Stakeholders


This means you must arm yourself with strategies to deal with them amicably and continue working on the project despite possible roadblocks. 4 Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders. However, don’t blatantly ask why they don’t like your plan.

Plan Your Portfolio Like an NFL Team – 4 steps to better portfolio planning


Winter has a lot going on, but most PMO leaders are late to holiday dinners and gameday parties because they are spending much of their time in planning meetings, discussing the merits of proposed initiatives and deciding what projects will be taken on over the next year. I’ll challenge you to take that a step further and during your planning sessions to think of yourself not as the quarterback anymore, but as the team manager. 4 Steps to Better Plan Your Portfolio.

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Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution


Now, let’s get into the first two process areas by examining why it is crucial for your organization to align strategy, financials, and execution. Process Area 1: Strategic Planning and Funding. They assume that strategic and operating plans are already in place as isolated components.

10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Do you have a stakeholder engagement plan? Which stakeholders have the most power and influence? What is a Stakeholder Engagement Plan? Stakeholder Engagement Plan. Furthermore, stakeholders will more likely support a plan that they helped create.

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Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive


It is a plan driven life cycle, where we plan work upfront, and we take changes as an exception. It’s like a yearlong project will have Planning, Analysis, Design, Code, testing phases one by one and then the final result is delivered over a year.

Resist Business B.S.—Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?


Strategy fails for two reasons: either the strategic plan is flawed or the strategy is a mess. The root cause of both failures is confusion around about what strategy is and what it is not. The trouble comes when strategic objectives and executional tactics are also considered strategy. We’ve all seen a set of tactics presented as a strategy. Most business leaders are very comfortable with the idea of creating a plan for executing strategic objectives.

5 Steps to Master Sprint Planning: Template, Checklist and Guide


Spring planning helps to refocus attention, minimize surprises, and (hopefully) guarantee better code gets shippied. But maybe more than that, sprint planning aligns the development team with the product owner. Free Sprint Planning Template.

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7 Steps to Write a Risk Management Plan For Your Next Project (With Free Template!)


When you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail. Poor planning is at the root of most project failures. But while it’s easy to plan for positive outcomes (like milestones, OKRs , and success metrics), it’s not always easy to plan for the worst. Communication Plan.

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Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Project leaders need to be able to be tactical in their approach, establishing things like the project budget and scope early, creating a project plan and ensuring the project is managed in such a way that the team does not lose sight of these things.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Capabilities Based Planning. Capabilities Based Planning (V2). Deliverables Based Planning. Integrated Master Plan: The Foundation of Program Success , College of Performance Management, May 21, 2014. Planning and Scheduling. Strategy.

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5 Steps to Planning and Running Fast, Efficient Meetings (Including Agendas and Templates for 4 Common Meetings)


Step 4: Keep the meeting focused (and stop being a bad influence). This way, everyone knows when to expect to be taken away from their work and can plan accordingly. Step 4: Keep the meeting focused (and stop being a bad influence). Team strategy/decision-making meetings.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Planning and Scheduling (#PS). Integrated Master Plan and Master Schedule (#IMPIMS). Strategy (#Strategy). Without those, progress to plan can only be measured with the passage of time and consumption of money. This starts with a Plan to deliver those Capabilities.

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Cultivating an Adaptive Mindset

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In today’s complex business world it’s a ‘growth mindset’ that is required from our leaders to navigate the complexity of our new business context and successful execute strategy. We are not only struggling to lead and execute strategy in our current VUCA world, but there is more ahead.

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The 30 60 90 Day Plan Template for Managers


This 30 60 90 day plan template for managers is based on 30 60 90 day strategies from Roman Ryder and Ravinder Tulsiani. A 30 60 90 day plan breaks the introductory period in a new job into manageable month long sprints with distinct goals and actions.

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) method, was introduced by Steward in for task-based system modeling and initially used for planning issues. The direction of influence from one element to another is captured by an arrow in place of a simple link.


Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor


However, a lot of that success factor is riding on proper planning and execution. Planning. Plans are made at a strategic level and executed at the project manager’s level. Therefore, we committed to creating plans that were not originally part of the “grand” scheme.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) method, was introduced by Steward in for task-based system modeling and initially used for planning issues. The direction of influence from one element to another is captured by an arrow in place of a simple link.


Decision Making in Complex Project Environments

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Leadership and Strategy Execution in a Chaotic World. So we can plan and anticipate, exchange structured information with defined interfaces, track progress against targets and identify issues, develop a hypothesis and solve problems (Project Management 101!).

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

However, I could see no reason why the working practices we’d used successfully in product engineering couldn’t be adapted to different contexts, and I started to formulate a plan to introduce change. Agile Strategy Execution

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Customer Experience & What It Means for Your Business


All of these influence buying decisions and can be achieved through customer experience. . So while your customer service strategy might be one facet of your customer experience strategy, the latter requires a bigger, more detailed plan of attack. . Strategy.

2019 69

Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

Operational excellence is when an organization executes its business strategy with consistency and is more reliable in that action than its competitors. It should be consistent and have reliable execution, which means implementing company strategy on an ongoing basis.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

It all comes down to the ability to go up and down the ladder of abstraction, and being able to see both the big picture and the operational implications - Loizos Heracleous in "Strategic Thinking or Strategic Planning," in Long Range Planning 31 , pp. Here's a typical strategic planning process from "Strategic Planning with Critical Success Factors and Future Scenarios: An Integrated Strategic Planning Framework," Techncial Report, CMU/SEI-2010-TR-037.

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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5 Most Common Mistakes in Managing Multiple Projects: Project Planning (Part 2 of 5)


Mistake #2: Careless Project Planning. There is a great temptation to not think too deeply about your plan and just dive into the doing. Remember that one of the most important reasons for project management failure is having project plans merely sitting on the shelf.

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Project Controls: A Quick Guide

Project managers are well aware of this and spend much of their time planning in order to avoid negative risk and its potential impact. Think of project controls as the mechanism that keeps a project on schedule when planning and executing, keeping costs within budget. Project Planning.

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. Related: Stakeholder Management Strategies & Tools. These elements should be considered in your stakeholder management plan.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

These 18 project management professionals, in particular, have established themselves as thought leaders and influencers. Ron Rosenhead is an internationally-known project management speaker and author of books including: Strategies for Project Sponsorship and Deliver That Project.

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Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

Acceptance is a risk response strategy, but project managers are not supposed to just report on accidents, they are expected to prevent them. Response owner awareness is a good starting point, but why should they expend their valuable time, money or political influence?

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