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Navigating Stakeholder Management: Building Strong Relationships people stakeholder management Jun 23, 2024

In project management, effectively navigating stakeholder relationships can make or break a project's success. Whether you're an accidental project manager, thrust into the role, a new professional finding your footing, or an aspiring project manager eager to learn the ropes, understanding stakeholder management is crucial.

Identifying and Understanding Stakeholders

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Strategies for Keeping Projects on Track communications management people project integration management resource management risk management scope management stakeholder management technical Jul 16, 2023

Keeping projects on track for scope, schedule, and cost is vital for successful outcomes. In the dynamic world of project management, challenges often arise that can derail progress and hinder project success. However, by implementing effective strategies, project managers can navigate these obstacles and ensure projects stay on course. Let’s explore critical strategies for maintaining...

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Overcoming Common Project Management Challenges to Ensure Success communications management project integration management quality management resource management risk management schedule management scope management stakeholder management Jun 04, 2023

Project management plays a crucial role in the successful execution of any initiative, be it small or large. However, project managers often need help with the overall outcome. Today let’s explore common project management challenges and provide strategies and techniques to overcome them, ensuring project success. In addition, each challenge includes a link to additional tips and...

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Effective Project Management Metrics cost management people project integration management quality management resource management risk management scope management stakeholder management Feb 12, 2023

Effective project management is all about ensuring that your project is completed on time, within budget, to the required level of quality, and delights the customer. One of the key ways to do this is by using metrics to track the progress of your project and identify any potential issues before they become problems. Let’s look at seven critical metrics that you should be monitoring as a...

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How to Manage Difficult Stakeholders people stakeholder management technical Oct 02, 2022

Nearly every workplace has its share of challenging and difficult to manage stakeholders. The trick is to know how to approach and manage these people without letting them get the best of you. When you can do that, the entire team will also be better off!

A challenging stakeholder is anyone who is difficult to work with and who regularly or occasionally makes your life difficult. They can be...

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Over Identify Stakeholders stakeholder management technical Aug 15, 2021

Leaving a key stakeholder out of project decision-making may have consequences. Stakeholders that are affected may have an interest in or power over your project. If left out, they may not care, but some may have hurt feelings, or worse yet, want to cause harm to your project. It is always better to over, rather than under identify stakeholders - you can always remove someone from the list, but...

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The Two Best Tools for Gaining Team and Client Buy-In stakeholder management Apr 04, 2021

Whether you have a predictive or agile project, you will always need to have the team on the same page and satisfy the client.  Today, we're going to look at the two best ways to get team and client buy in.  Involvement and clarity are two of the best ways to obtain buy-in.

Involvement: The #1 Tool for Buy-in

Let's suppose you developed a course.  If you were asked to approve the...

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5 Common Barriers to Successful Delegation people resource management stakeholder management Mar 14, 2021

Last week we looked at 4 Steps to Diligently Delegate.  There are five very common barriers to enacting a successful delegation. Good project managers understand what these are and avoid the pitfalls.

1.  The project manager may have a personal interest in the task. While you may have a personal interest, your job now is to manage and grow the team. Don't let your personal interests...

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5 Ways Agile Enhances Customer Satisfaction and Engagement stakeholder management Jan 17, 2021

While agile methods may not fit every project, every project that uses agile automatically gets a boost in customer experience, satisfaction, and engagement.  This is a substantial benefit that most businesses crave!  Check out these  5 ways that agile, if done correctly, can improve customer relationships and propel your business forward.

  1. Customer involvement is elevated and...
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4 Ways to Respect Your Client and Their Deliverables quality management risk management stakeholder management time management May 17, 2020

Always foster good relationships with the client and the team, and remember that the client has the final acceptance of deliverables. If you are practicing Agile, the client will also be a part of the team. Here are four ways you can use to demonstrate respect for your client.

  1. Respect the client's time. Conduct efficient meetings, starting with agendas, and ending with action items and...
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