Six Essential Requirements of an Influencing Strategy

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. So, does your influencing strategy address all of these adequately?

How to Create Your First Influencer Marketing Strategy

Boost by Brightpod

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

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

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.

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. Who influences them? Who do they influence?

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.

How to Manage Stakeholder Engagement: 15 Practical Strategies

PM Basics

So, unless you are entirely sure, continue to explore the factors influencing the stakeholder. Likewise, you may want to reduce the involvement and influence of a stakeholder. It will be a great addition to your skills that help to influence stakeholders and build lasting relations.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

It may be that your strategy is one which is beyond the skills of your teams, in which case you need to choose a different problem to solve. Opportunity – an initiative supporting the strategy, easily a year or longer, maybe divisional in scope.

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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.

Emergent Purpose

Pawel Brodzinski

A recurring theme was that we can’t enable autonomy unless we have alignment around a strategy, a goal, or whatever is the thing that orchestrates individual efforts. Nonetheless, I still felt like imposing a strategy onto Lunar Logic would be a bad move.

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Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Infrequent delivery – there is no one size fits all measure to define infrequent vs. frequent; some companies will have fast-moving competitors, customers with rapidly evolving expectations, and significant influence from evolving technology – others will not (for now).

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Using the cascade model to avoid the execution trap


Leaders of any business know: without superb execution, your strategy is worthless. The problem is strategy and execution aren’t separate features of a project; execution is a key component of strategy. Without execution, your strategy isn’t grounded in reality, and, unsurprisingly, that means it’s likely to fail. Unfortunately for middle management, when strategies fail blame tends to point in their direction.

What Is Project Management? A Comprehensive Guide


Another important figure is Henry Gantt, a mechanical engineer influenced by Taylor. project-management project-manager agile methodology business-strategyProject management plays a role in almost every aspect of our lives.

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The direction of influence from one element to another is captured by an arrow in place of a simple link. NoEstimates Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Planning Principles Product Management Project Management Requirements Strategy Systems Theory Technical Performance Measures


Welcome to the Smart Stakeholder Management Series

Project Risk Coach

Colin Gautrey from Learn to Influence and I will be contributing to this series. Because I don’t know anyone who has more knowledge and experience in the realm of stakeholder management and influencing than Colin. Colin Gautrey on Influence (YouTube Video – Colin).

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The direction of influence from one element to another is captured by an arrow in place of a simple link. NoEstimates Decision Making Estimating Governance Management Planning Principles Product Management Project Management Requirements Strategy Systems Theory Technical Performance Measures


What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


They direct the company’s strategy and also have a large interest in its outcome. 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.

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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. Role-based stakeholders have influence or power within the project because of the expertise they bring to the team.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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. Stakeholder management strategyStrategies to increase stakeholders’ support and minimize their resistance (e.g.

The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

The hard elements cover three factors, Strategy, Structure and Systems. Hard elements are easier to identify, define and understand for project managers because these factors hugely influence your projects. Strategy.

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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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Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s not pages and pages of your approach to a project communications strategy. Use it to record who has the influence on your project and also to keep track of your stakeholders'.

What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

If outcomes are the results of drivers within a process, and DMAIC is a vehicle to identify the process and input variables that influence the process output measurements, then the two combined can offer a powerful partnership. Some people look at math and shut down.

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Guilty of Annoying Your Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. FREE: Engaging and Influencing Stakeholders Webinar.

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How to Facilitate the Resolution of Conflicting Ideas

Project Risk Coach

The program team has been working on an organizational strategy, where the mission is translated into a strategic plan that is subdivided into projects. Who can influence the change in a positive or negative manner? Defining the strategy.

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Cancelling Projects - It's Not the Right Project

Project Health Check

Projects are often part of a Programme, a wider organisational structure that looks at the bigger picture and the long term business strategy across many years. In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled.

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How to Turn Stakeholder Conflict on Its Head

Project Risk Coach

Project managers must use their leadership skills to influence the stakeholders. FREE: Engaging and Influencing Stakeholders Webinar. If you want to succeed in a large/complex organization, engaging and influencing your stakeholders is mandatory.

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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. John, a new project manager, has been failing to exploit and enhance the benefits of stakeholder management.

2016 235

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. The sustainability of a project can play a major role in the long-term strategy of a company, and can often affect a project’s success.

2018 278

Teambuilding and Idea Development with Lego Serious Play


By exploring different hypothetical scenarios together, you will learn how your team colleagues tackle problems and, if necessary, you can optimize your own problem-solving strategy. This way even rather introverted participants are “forced” to share their ideas and dominant personalities learn to first let all group members develop their own ideas (in the sense of 3D models) before they are influenced in their thoughts by the ideas of others.

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Can Persuasive Sales Representative Become the Future Leads in Project Management


They can formalize the perfect strategy to earn that long-awaited confirmation nod from a customer. However, in the wake of performance, they often forget that adopting such strategies either result in creating low-quality deliverables or fail to reach set deadlines.

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Next Practice Cognitive Computing and its Impact on Project Management


They develop their own solutions and strategies by analyzing the database. That includes time, place and people that influence the meaning of information. Cognitive computing is a fairly new term and is often confused with artificial intelligence. Admittedly, both refer to the fact that machines think or act on their own, but there are also decisive differences.

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Are your project management success rates improving?

Ron Rosenhead

Risk management strategies. The best executive sponsors have detailed knowledge of a project and how it connects to business strategy. They use their position and authority to clear roadblocks, make quick and effective decisions, and influence executive leadership.

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How Eric Got A PM Job (And How You Can Too)

Girl's Guide to PM

You can influence your career if you want to. Finally, we completely mapped his current situation and developed a strategy. Luis Peluffo, a career coach who helps people get their dream project management job, shared this in our Facebook group.

2018 256

Project Management Careers Q&A – Moving to a Portfolio PMO

Arras People

The link between an organisation’s strategy and how that strategy is delivered is commonly referred to as portfolio management. With portfolio office there is still a requirement that all our project based activity in the organisation is delivered well, it’s just that they are more concerned with making sure the right projects and programs are picked in the first place which will ultimately help deliver the organisation’s strategy.

2016 156

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy. Here’s a strategy to consider: Consider separating your CFO from the rest of the CxO herd, and focus on turning the CFO into your champion.

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Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization


In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. First of all, organizational agility is the ability to adjust strategies to the changing external market conditions on a continuous basis, respond to ambiguity and uncertainty with flexibility and speed and view unanticipated change as an opportunity for transformation.

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy. And if you treat strategy, planning, and delivery as academic, theoretical, or abstract activities, you are lost. So engage with them positively so you can learn from them, keep them informed and, when necessary, influence them gently.

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Office Politics: How to Network and Navigate

Most are hierarchical, and it’s that upper echelon you should influence foremost. Have a Strategy. Even under the most ideal circumstances it can be difficult to stay afloat at work with all of the tasks that you’re responsible for completing in a day.

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Agile Portfolio Management

Arras People

Limited organisational effectiveness caused by over-detailed early-stage planning, and lack of day-to-day testing of the strategy. Failure to consider stakeholders, especially those closest to changes, in strategy and portfolio decisions.

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The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

But plenty do start without being subject to full scrutiny, at a strategic level, against other competing projects, and in the context of a clear organizational strategy. There is plenty you can do to influence good governance on your project.