Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.
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This webinar teaches a structured approach to written and/or verbal communication that will help practitioners communicate clearly and powerfully to produce superior results in their projects.
Closing Q&A webinar for December Book Club on The Social Project Manager
A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties. A program or project with this problem can appear to be in free fall. This webinar will provide insight and guidance for a wide range of listeners, from students of business to top executives. Every member of a project or product development team will find its recommendations to be valuable.
Save Time With Tools And Templates
This deliverable relates both a project charter and a project record form to be used during the initiating phase of a given project. It gives a high-level overview of the project including the budget, scope, resources and roles and responsibilities.
This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.
This template can be used for communication planning, and listing the intended audience or recipient of the message that is impacted by the project success or failure. The template is a register for understanding communication-related expectations and preferences, timeline and the communication medium used. Confirming what is needed to know, views and thoughts, and the feedback of the recipient can also be tracked. The template should be filled by the project manager or the project lead.
This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.
This brief checklist is intended to help project managers ensure they are ready to conduct project kickoff sessions. Project managers should review the questions asked in this checklist and make notes of any items that are unclear/outstanding /etc. Any areas that are still unclear require action plans.
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When you vocalize what you want, are you saying what you mean? Is it clear to the person with whom you are speaking that they know what you mean? How do you know? A recent lesson learned had this writer pondering these crucial questions.
We received many questions during our December Book Club Q&A Closing Webinar - The Social Project Manager We didn’t have time to answer them all, so the presenter responds to additional questions here.
Based on what we have explored throughout The Social Project Manager, the following is a list of the social project management tips we have uncovered to help you on your way to becoming a better manager of social projects.
Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.
In order to be a successful project manager, you have to have a successful project team. What are the daily and weekly tasks that you can do to track that team and keep it performing to its potential?
The “know-like-trust” factor is known for creating content for an audience you want to grow. If your audience knows who you are, likes who you are and trusts the information you are sharing, it becomes more receptive to what you present.
Conflict should not always be perceived as a problem. At times, it is a chance for growth and can be an effective means for the opening up among groups or individuals. However, when conflict begins to suppress or disrupt productivity and gives way to more conflicts, then conflict management is needed.
In most organizations, there are many projects competing for finite resources and management attention at any given time. This article describes a proven approach to help mitigate risks around losing resources mid-project--or dropping in the organization's priorities versus other projects.
Transparency in everyday project management practice sets the bar high and gives project managers and their teams a sense of responsibility to stand by. Aligned with selected Process Groups and their Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK® Guide, this paper serves as a starting point to cogitate, initiate and implement transparency.
Organizations whose senior leaders make an effort to coach others achieve higher business results. Project managers should implement coaching methods by improving the four skill sets highlighted in this article: active listening, powerful questions, direct communication and creating awareness. These tools help to solve problems effectively and serve to empower each team member.
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