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 […].

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

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

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.

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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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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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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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Stakeholder Management: PMP Study Guide for PMBOK 6th Ed.

ExamsPM

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.

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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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 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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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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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'.

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).

Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way

Azendoo

Digital businesses hire people who are influencers in their own right. The company’s commitment to entrepreneurs is also reflected in their content strategy; Shopify didn’t lose that start up mentality, even when the company grew bigger. Digital project management is complex.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

Additionnal Project management influencers on Twitter: Thomas Kennedy: @ThePMCoach. You can find a Twitter list of all these Project Management influencers here. Outline and write down the overall strategy. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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

Wrike

Once you fail to keep your project plans updated, you fail to monitor and influence the progress of any of your projects. And this all directly influences your project delivery date. Winning strategy #2: Keep Your Plans Realistic and Up-to-date.

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.

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

You’ll also need to know when and how to escalate project risks as needed ( 7 Strategies to Follow When Escalating Project Risk ). Understand how market changes could impact or influence the project. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days.

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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 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.

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

The project sponsor should possess a strong appreciation of your organisation’s strategic goals; understand their role as sponsor; exert influence, and have some project management experience. This can take a variety of forms such as: Aligning the project with business strategy.

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How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

The project sponsor should possess a strong appreciation of your organisation’s strategic goals; understand their role as sponsor; exert influence, and have some project management experience. This can take a variety of forms such as: Aligning the project with business strategy.

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

Wrike

Once you fail to keep your project plans updated, you fail to monitor and influence the progress of any of your projects. And this all directly influences your project delivery date. Winning strategy #2: Keep Your Plans Realistic and Up-to-date.

Master the Art of Persuasion with these 5 Must-Reads

LiquidPlanner

Watch this video of Gladwell sharing his strategies. While keeping the content accessible and engaging, Sharot weaves in the science behind how influence works in even the smallest, emotionally-driven ways.

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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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How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Arras People

develop your influencing skills – sometime your sponsor simply has no interest or no time. Use your new-found skills to try to influence them or…. Check out Ron’s book “ Strategies for Project Sponsorship ” Project Management Training project sponsor

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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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The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management

LiquidPlanner

Mount, a professor of strategy and organisational behaviour found that 69 percent of skills related to emotional competencies, with the remaining 31 percent related to business expertise.

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5 Project Management Trends for Manufacturing Teams to Watch in 2017

LiquidPlanner

As always, market forces continue to influence how businesses manage their projects. The need for an IIoT strategy across the manufacturing floor. Mobile project management tools and strategies.

Risk Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Influence diagrams. The choices of response strategies for threats include: Avoid. The choices for response strategies for opportunities include: Exploit. A response strategy for both threats and opportunities is: Accept.

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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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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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You Don’t Know Jack (or Jill)

Tyner Blain

Their buying choices are influenced by the packaging (“Oh what a lovely gift!”) They are both opening chains of salons, but there is a big difference in terms of the strategies the companies are pursuing – specifically, “who” the companies are trying to be.

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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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Why Don’t 50% of People Do Stakeholder Engagement?

Girl's Guide to PM

Review how your engagement activities are going so you can switch out your strategies if you need to. Use it to record who has the influence on your project and also to keep track of your stakeholders'.

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