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?

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.

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IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

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.

20 Marketing Influencers You Should Follow on LinkedIn

Proofhub

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.

5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

So we’re looking for next level strategies to get more productive. Let’s look at some practical strategies for bringing new habits into your team’s culture. People are influenced by the people around them.

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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.

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Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

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.

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 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

The Digital Project Manager's List of top PM Influencers of 2019

Brad Egeland

If you want to stay top of the latest in project management and related topics like change management, business strategy, and leadership, make sure you’re following these movers and shakers: the top project management influencers of 2019. Here’s a list of the brightest minds and influential thinkers who are shaping the project management industry today.

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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.

Can Agencies Positively Impact Client Strategy?

Function Point

How can your agency positively impact your client’s business strategy? From an organizational structure to go-to-market strategies, there are a number of ways that creative agencies can assist their client in achieving their goals. Principal / Director of Strategy.

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.

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

Planio

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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4 Strategies for Dealing With Difficult Stakeholders

Wrike

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?

Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution

Planview

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 2: Aligning Strategy and Operations.

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

LiquidPlanner

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. Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?

Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive

iZenBridge

If you have question about an example of adaptive strategy? Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle PMP adaptive life cycle life cycle pmp Predictive Life Cycle project life cycleAll projects across industries follow a life cycle approach.

Soar Higher in 2020 – Learn and Develop New Skills

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

This can help with developing the kind of strong stakeholder relationships that are required in order to keep all parties happy and will make it easier to inspire people, and to positively influence the behaviours of team members.

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How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

On a basic level, the design thinking process can be broken down into three main steps, which are covered in the Strategy Execution design thinking course, entitled Design Thinking for Results.

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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Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) age for businesses, leaders need to be adaptive, as well as able to foster informal networks and influence those who are not necessarily direct reports. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Project Management

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

nTask

There are case studies done on various companies, where students debate a plausible exit strategy and how the said business could have survived whatever issue is highlighted in the case study. That’s not a good strategy from a long term perspective.

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Balanced Scorecard IT Strategy and Project Management. Strategy. Influences on IT Strategy: How IT Strategy Impacts the Development of Systems Based on COTS Products.

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10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Which stakeholders have the most power and influence? A component of the project management plan that identifies the strategies and actions required to promote productive involvement of stakeholders in project or program decision making and execution.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Strategy (#Strategy). Here's how to connect dots between strategy, mission success, programmatics, and technical performance management in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Success starts with a Strategy for the project. Strategy.

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Decision Making in Complex Project Environments

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Leadership and Strategy Execution in a Chaotic World. This requires that leaders build and influence the collectives of individuals outside their sphere of control to nudge the complex adaptive system into the desired direction. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

What we do to influence retention will change relatively often, but the outcome itself is constant. Like many organisations we were influenced by Spotify’s approach; whilst we ended up with something quite different, it shared the same principles and we adopted their terminology.

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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.

2018 71

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

Wrike

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 68

Customer Satisfaction is a Myth!

The IIL Blog

It read: “A SATISFIED CUSTOMER IS THE BEST BUSINESS STRATEGY OF ALL”. It’s not a worthy strategy for project managers, either. Project Management customer experience project managers strategy Ward

2019 156

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Guiding principles embrace core values and are used to shape an organization’s strategy. Strategy. A strategy is a derived approach to achieving the mission, goals, and objectives of an organization. It elaborates the organizational strategy and documents the elements that influence it. An initiative is a specific set of actions that implement a strategy. Quotes Strategy

Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

ProjectManager.com

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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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

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Stakeholder Analysis 101: Identification, Mapping & More

ProjectManager.com

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. A stakeholder is anyone that has a vested interest in a project.

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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

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

ProjectManager.com

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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Develop Your Cultural IQ for a Globalised Business World – Live Webinar

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

What skills do you need to influence change to solve the new kinds of challenges in a global, digital world? Join Strategy Execution and host Human Capital Institute on Wednesday, December 11, 2 p.m. Project Management Strategy Execution

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

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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