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?

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 […].

Balancing Agility and Strategy

The Clever PM

One 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 […]. Product Management Agile Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Organization Planning PM Strategy

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

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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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

What Does an Agile Culture Look Like?

The Clever PM

Product Management Agile Culture Influence Lean Organization PM Roles Scrum Strategy UncertaintyA common question posed to Product Managers in organizations interested in or transitioning into Agile is, “How do we know that we’re Agile?” ” Because agility is a cultural value, there’s no pre-determined checklist of things that one can step through and certify your company as 100% Organic Agile.

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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.

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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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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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


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


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.

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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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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.

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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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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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'.

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 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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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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Project Stakeholder Management: Identification, Analysis, Register

PM Basics

Nevertheless, win-win strategy returns more on your investments. Until you have a lot of tested approaches, it is easier to develop a strategy based on the people you have to manage. In a real world, there are much more people that can influence or can be influenced by your project.

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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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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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How Planview Can Enable Your PMO at Hyper-Speed [On-Demand Webinar]


People work differently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a clear sense of your operations and strategies. With continuous planning, effective portfolio management provides feedback for the strategic plan, and the strategic plan then directly influences portfolio management.

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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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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

A project leader creates a vision and strategy, and inspires people to act, painting a vision of the future. Dr. Mike Clayton is an author and speaker specialising in project and change management, leadership, influence, and risk. Mike Clayton. What makes a brilliant project leader?

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence. One of the most successful learning strategies for me has been the gathering and sharing of stories from project and programme managers.

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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.

The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

Influencing and negotiating. You'll also like: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Ten Strategies to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud at Work is an ebook designed for people who have ever felt as if.

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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

Managers in the PMO become concerned about the quality and timeliness of the data, standards are defined, processes are introduced, and more activities are included in their sphere of influence.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

The responses are directly relevant to strategy, culture and leadership in all our organisations and businesses. influence everyone into action. The complexity/ simplicity factors influence construction of the ‘right’ cross organisation communications approaches.

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Five Marketing Trends Not to Ignore in 2018


The huge growth of Instagram Stories, now with more than 300 million daily users , has made it a huge factor in any organizations’ social media strategy. The pace of change in marketing trends can be head-spinning.

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